Carmel Winery is the historic winery of Israel. It was founded in 1882 by Baron Edmond de Rothschild, owner of Ch?teau 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 also has two small, state-of-the-art wineries close to key vineyards, to allow production of small quantities of handcrafted wines. These are Kayoumi Winery, situated in the Upper Galilee, and Yatir Winery, in the northeastern Negev.
The story of Carmel represents the story of Israel, and the recent developments of Carmel?s wines, symbolizes the revolution of Israeli wine