Carmel Winery

+ 972 3 9488851 / 54 POB 2, 25 Hacarmel St
Rishon Le Zion, 75100
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Carmel Winery is the historic winery of Israel. It was founded in 1882 by Baron Edmond de Rothschild, owner of Château Lafite in Bordeaux. Carmel owns the two largest wineries in Israel, at Rishon Le Zion, south of Tel Aviv and at Zichron Ya’acov, south of Haifa. Each has deep underground cellars built by Rothschild in the 19th century. Carmel Winery has 1,400 hectares (3,472 acres) of vineyards, which cover the land of Israel from the Upper Galilee in the north, to the Negev in the south. Carmel’s winemakers can therefore choose from vineyards with different terroirs from all the wine regions in Israel. Carmel has a particularly strong vineyard presence in the cooler climate Upper Galilee, from where many of the leading wines are sourced. Carmel produces 15 million bottles a year, including wines of every style and at every price point. These range from Carmel Limited Edition, the flagship of the winery, to Selected, Israel's largest selling brand.

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  • Carignan

    History of the grape: The grape has been traced as far back as the 3rd century in the Aragon province in Spain. The A...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Bernardus Winery Red Bordeaux Blend Carmel Valley Marinus 2009


    This is intensely aromatic with notes of pencil shavings, dried rosemary and pressed flowers all swirling around a core of black currant, prune and juniper. Big and smooth in the mouth, it is packed with rosemary-tinged black currant, black plum skin and spicy berry fruit. This is smooth and approachable though it has an innate firmness. On the ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Bernardus Winery Red Bordeaux Blend Carmel Valley Marinus 2007


    Rich blackberry and creme de cassis liquer on the nose. On the palate, blackberry, cassis, cedar. RIch, concentrated and bold. Tons of ripe blackberry fruit on this wine! Tasty and nice.2/4/12 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • Carmel Road Pinot Noir 2009


    This was a nicely balanced Pinot with decent dark red fruit, leather and spices. Soft drinking and a little bit bolder than some of the other Pinots out there. Would be nice with dinner but no food necessary with this one. Read More

    Wine review by kate statton

  • Carmel Road Pinot Noir Arroyo Seco 2011


    This smells exotically fruity with lots of pineapple, kiwi and yellow citrus fruit notes all buttressed with light oak spice and a streak of vanilla. Rich and very front-loaded, this enters the mouth like gangbusters but begins to fade rather quickly. Whats here is very attractive- pineapple, lime and very subtle oak influence yielding a rather ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Carmel Road Pinot Noir 375 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by bcrouch

  • B.r.cohn Rrv Pinot Noir 2008


    Loads of sour cherry. Some carmel and spice. - Tasted at winery Feb 2011 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • Boete Carmel Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005


    This cab is absolutely amazing. Big and bold, with flavors of chocolate, blackberries, cherries, and cassis. Aged on new french oak, which adds plenty of smokiness, vanilla, and caramel. Read More

    Wine review by infinitenexus

  • I've been powering through wines from Spain, South Africa, and Chile. I've got say that of all of them the Carmeneres ahve been the most surpring. You've got to like a bit of herbaceousness in your wines, which I do, but in general they were some really distinctive and intresting wines. For summer the Rose season is apon us but I have yet to be ... Read More

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  • Bernardus Winery Pinot Noir Carmel Valley Ingrid's Vineyard 2008


    No written review

    Wine review by MrRiesling

  • Carmel Road Monterey Pinot Noir 2007


    Good for an everyday Pinot noir Read More

    Wine review by Ren127

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