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Carmel Winery, Zichron Yaakov

(3.9/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
Carmel Winery is a vineyard and winery in Israel. Founded in 1882 by Edmond James de Rothschild, its products are exported to over 40 countries. It is the largest winery in Israel, with a local market share of almost 50%.OverviewCarmel Winery manufactures mainly wine, brandy and grape juice. It is the prime producer of wine in Israel, as it produces nearly half of the Israeli wine market, and one of the largest wine producers in the Eastern Mediterranean. It is the first and oldest exporter of wine, brandy and grape juice in the country, and also the largest producer of kosher wine in the world.The company is owned by the council of the Vine-growers Union (75%) and the Jewish Agency for Israel (25%). Its parent company is Societe Cooperative Vigneronne des Grandes Caves Richon Le Zion & Zikhron Ya'akov Ltd. (S.C.V.)The company holds the two largest wineries in Israel (Rishon Le Zion and Zichron Ya'acov), as well as two new boutique wineries - Yatir Winery (50% ownership) and the Kayoumi Winery. In addition, the company owns 1,400 hectares (3,472 acres) of vineyards in Israel.Carmel's production reaches 15 million bottles per year and its profit from export adds up to US$5 million from 40 countries.
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  • I was trying to find a special wine of 2009 and when I asked for it I was told that is was sold out. The owner, a charming gentleman, must have seen my disappointment, because suddenly he came with th...  more »
  • The visit includes an interesting tour off the winery's 120 years old wine cellars, as well as tasting Carmel's large selection of wines.  more »
  • Well worth booking a trip around the winery and some wine tasting. Leaving there a little merry a walk around the town with some strong coffee is what is needed!  more »