Time Out says
When it comes to the history of Israel’s wine culture, Carmel Winery has been there since the beginning.
The largest winery in Israel, Carmel was built in 1892 by Edmond de Rothschild, and is named in memory of his father, who purchased the famous Bordeaux winery, Château Lafite, for the family.Rothschild helped to build impressive deep underground cellars that are still in use today and can be seen during a tour of the winery. Carmel was one of the wineries at the forefront of Israel’s wine revolution and has managed to maintain its historic charm while at the same time introducing modern, state-of-the-art facilities and a Wine and Culture Center, to educate visitors of the wines on offer. It’s the only winery in Israel with a history dating back more than 100 years - something that you can actually see when you visit the winery. Be sure to try the Carmel Mediterranean, which includes grape varieties that are picked from vineyards all over Israel.
Derech Ha’Yekev (Winery St)
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