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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Syrah

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

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Merlot

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

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  • 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

    Forum post in the topic New wines, summer wines,...

  • 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

  • Carmel Road Pinot Noir 2009


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    Wine review by NikkiLB

  • Hello!Just signed up, my name is Dina, or Malka, whatever works.I'm turning 30 this summer, started a career as a cook a couple of months ago and was always a food and wine person. I live in Tel Aviv, Israel - the land of milk honey and vines.favorites: Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Gewurtztraminer... a little down the list are the obv... Read More

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  • Carmel Road Chardonay Monterey 2008


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    Wine review by twebb

  • Joullian Carmel Valley Syrah 2007


    Including the nose, a syrah much lighter bodied than the short list of Syrah I've enjoyed, yes enjoyed. This small Carmel Valley winery proved with a little time in the bottle their wine can creat a memorable palate pleasing delight. Added half glass to rating. Aged eighteen month from date of purchase Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce

  • Carmel Road Pinot Noir Arroyo Seco 2011


    Velvety raspberry floral aroma. Rosy plum color. Waves of berry blankets the palate leaving a soothing finish possibly requiring another taste. Accompanied by a mushroom bisque, followed duck salad with mandarins at lunch in Carmel. Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce

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