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The Wine Culture Center of the Carmel Winery

We invite you to visit us, taste the fascinating world of wine, and enjoy an unforgettable experience for the senses in our extensive choice of wines.

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The Wine & Culture Center of the Carmel Winery located in Zichron Yaacov is an existential visitor center, providing tours, workshops and wine tasting. This historical winery has opened its doors to the public, presenting the fascinating story of the onset of Israel’s wine industry up to the new world of wine today.

The integration of old and new is the unique magic of the winery.

Visitors will be able to observe how the chain of wine production from a historical perspective from the beginning of settlement in Israel, and its close connection to the Israeli wine industry, up to the revolution in Israeli wines which is happening today.

The tour includes a visit to the winery cellars as well as a chance to view authentic traditional and innovative technologies in the world used in the production of our wines.

Visitors will be able to view a short film which provides a step by step illustration of how the winery and the wine industry progressed during its long history.

To complete the experience, visitors can enjoy a tutored wine tasting with a varied selection of Carmel’s wines.

The professional team in the Wine & Culture Center consists of highly experienced wine educators in the field, allowing the visitor to individually adapt to their experience at the winery, innovative and relevant to each group.

The Wine Culture Center operates an in-house wine store where you can buy the best wines of the winery while receiving expert advice and guidance.

Tours are by reservation only.

Opening hours of the Wine & Culture Center

Sun-Mon 9:30 to 17:00.

Wednesday-Thursday 9:30 – 17:00.

Fridays 9:00 to 14:00.

* Tuesdays, Saturdays and holidays in Israel – closed.

* Tours by advance booking only and subject to availability.

* All tours are for adults only (ages 18 and up)

04-6391788

wineculture@carmelwines.co.il

WineTasting

Guided tasting of 4 wines at the winery shop.

Cost per participant: 25 NIS .

Tasting hours:  According to store hours

* You can arrive anytime during the center’s opening hours without the need to book an appointment in advance.

Friday tour (Hebrew)

On Fridays, Carmel Winery opens the winery to provide a guided tour of their authentic winery cellars, which celebrate their 125th anniversary this year. During the tour extensive explanations are given, relating to the wine making process. Visitors enjoy a short video and a tutored tasting of three wines.

Cost per participant: 30 NIS

Number of participants: Unlimited – dependent on availability.

Duration: 45 minutes to an hour.

Tours in English according to demand.

Business hours: 10:00 to 11:00 first round, second round 12:00

* Tours need to be booked in advance and are subject to availability

Classic tour

Carmel Winery opens the winery to provide a guided tour of their authentic winery cellars, which celebrate their 125th anniversary this year. During the tour, extensive explanations are given, relating to the wine making process. Visitors enjoy a short video and a tutored tasting of 3 wines.

Cost: One to six participants – 180 NIS per tour:

Seven or more participants – 30 NIS per person

Number  of participants: Up to 30 and availability

Duration: One hour

Hours of operation: According to advance booking.

* Tours are required to be reserved in advance and subject to availability

Extended tour

(plus tasting workshop)

Visitors are greeted with a glass of wine, before participating in an extended tour of the winery which has undergone extensive modernization.

They are presented with an all-inclusive interpretation of all aspects of the world of wine, taking in the different production technologies, combining extensive explanations on the wine world in general and Israel in particular.

Further exploration of the authentic winery cellars follows, including a screening of a short film about the winery. Finally, a wine tasting is held in the Carmel Winery’s VIP room workshop which includes a tutored tasting of quality wines accompanied by bread and olive oil. A total of five wines are tasted.

Cost:

* One to six participants: 300 NIS for the tour.

* Seven and more: 50 NIS per person

Number of participants: Up to 30 according to availability

Duration: One hour and a half

Hours of operation: According to advance booking.

* Tours are required to be reserved in advance and subject to availability

VIP tour

(including wine tasting accompanied by the finest locally produced cheeses)

Visitors are greeted with a glass of wine, before participating in an extended tour of the winery which has undergone extensive modernization. They are presented with an all-inclusive explanation of all aspects of the world of wine, taking in the different production technologies, combining extensive explanations of the wine world in general and Israel in particular.

Further exploration of the authentic winery cellars follows, including a screening of a short film about the winery. Finally, a wine tasting is held in the Carmel Winery’s VIP room workshop which includes a guided tasting of quality wines accompanied by cheese platters, fresh vegetables, bread and olive oil. A total of five wines are tasted.

Cost:

One to five participants: 500 NIS for a tour

six people and more: 100 NIS per person

Number  of participants: Up to 30 according to availability

Duration: Two hours.

Hours of operation: According to advance booking.

* Tours are required to be reserved in advance and are subject to availability.