We invite you to visit us at this historic winery, where you will gain an insight into the fascinating world of wine, and enjoy an unforgettable experience for the senses.
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 its fascinating story, from the onset of Israel’s wine industry, up to the new world of wine today.
The integration of the “Old World” and “New World” methods of winemaking is the unique magic of the winery.
Visitors will be able to observe 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, with a chance to view authentic traditional and innovative technologies 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 prestigious wines.
The professional team in the Wine & Culture Center consists of highly experienced wine educators in the field, allowing for each visitor to enjoy a wine experience, relevant to their individual knowledge and desire.
The Wine Culture Center operates an in-house wine store where you can buy the full range of Carmel’s renowned wines, whilst receiving expert advice and guidance.
Tours are by reservation only.
Opening hours of the Wine & Culture Center:
Sun-Thursday 9:30 to 17:00.
Fridays 9:00 to 14:00.
* Saturdays, memorial days and holidays in Israel – closed.
* Tours by advance booking only, and subject to availability.
* All tours are for adults only (ages 18 and over)
When? (In Hebrew)
On Tue., Wed. & Thu. 15th- 17th Oct, tours of the historic wine cellars will take place, on the hour, between 12:00-16:00. On Fri. 18th & Sun. 20th Oct., tours will take place at 12:00. Reservations are not required for tours in Hebrew.
When? (in English)
On Tue., Wed & Thu. 15th-17th Oct. at 15:30 – the tours in English are subject to demand and by reservation only.
Where? The visit will begin in the wine shop, no. 2 Winery St (Derech Hayekev) Zichron Yaacov.
What does the tour include? The tour includes an introduction about the history of the winery, a short presentation and a visit to the historic wine cellar. Each visitor will receive a small bottle of Carmel Tirosh grape juice. There is no wine tasting during the period of Sukkot.
Is there an age limit for the tour? The tour is suitable for all ages.
What is the cost? Adults over 18yrs – 15 NIS, children over 8 yrs – 10 NIS.
For further information and reservations for a tour in English: 04-6391788
Guided tasting of 4 wines at the winery shop.
Cost per participant: 25 NIS .
Tasting hours: According to opening hours (see above)
* You can arrive anytime during the center’s opening hours without advanced booking.
Carmel Winery opens the winery, providing a guided tour of their authentic winery cellars, which recently celebrated their 125th anniversary. 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: 30 NIS per person (for over 18’s only) Number of participants: Up to 40 and subject to availability Duration: One hour Opening Hours: Sun-Thursday 9:30 to 17:00. Fridays 9:00 to 14:00. * Saturdays, memorial and holidays in Israel – closed.
(with tasting workshop)
Visitors are greeted with a glass of wine, followed by a professional, and in depth tour of the winery. The visit incorporates an all-inclusive explanation of all aspects of the world of wine, taking in the different production technologies, whilst combining extensive explanations of the wine world in general and Israel in particular.
Further exploration of the authentic winery cellars includes a visit to the oak barrel cellar, and screening of a short film about the winery. The tutored wine tasting takes place in Carmel’s VIP tasting room, where the tasting is accompanied by fresh bread and olive oil. A total of five of Carmel’s prestigious wines are tasted.
* One to ten participants: 500 NIS in total (this price includes a cheese & fresh vegetable platter).
* Ten participants and over: 50 NIS per person.
Number of participants: Up to 64 according to availability
Duration: One hour and a half
Hours of operation: As above and according to advance booking.
* Tours are required to be reserved in advance and subject to availability
Visitors are greeted with a glass of wine, followed by a professional, and in depth tour of the winery. The visit incorporates an all-inclusive explanation of all aspects of the world of wine, taking in the different production technologies, whilst combining extensive explanations of the wine world in general and Israel in particular. Further exploration of the authentic winery cellars includes a visit to the oak barrel cellar and a screening of a short film about the winery. Finally, a wine tasting is held in the Carmel Winery’s VIP tasting room, which includes a tutored tasting of quality wines and is accompanied by gourmet cheese platters, fresh vegetables, bread and olive oil. A total of five wines are tasted. Cost: One to five participants: 500 NIS in total Six participants and over: 100 NIS per person Number of participants: Up to 64 according to availability Duration: One hour and a half to two hours. Hours of operation: According to advance booking. * Tours are required to be reserved in advance and are subject to availability. For reservations and further details: Tel: 972-(0)4-6391788 firstname.lastname@example.org
Carmel Wine & Culture
Derech Hayekev 2 (2 Winery St)
Zichron Yaacov 30950