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Carmel Winery, Zichron Yaakov

Categories: Wineries & Vineyards, Food & Drink
Inspirock Rating:
4/5 based on 35+ 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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  • We were staying up the block. The wonderful odor of the skins lured us to the tasting room, though we were planning to go in anyway. Tasted 6 or 7 wines. When he opened a spoiles bottle he opened a ne...  read more »
  • Carmel is the oldest windery in Israel. Wonderful winery and the Center for Wine Culture where you will taste the wonderful wines. The town Zichron, Yaakov has many wonderful shops, restaurants and co...  read more »
  • The tour combined the history of Zichron Yaakov and wine making in Israel. Our guide had many interesting facts. It was an enjoyable activity for teens and adults. Our guide was very considerate in ac...  read more »
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