Zichron Yaakov’s wineriesWineries to visit travel guide
In order to help the settlers and promote the area economically, agriculturally, and humanely, Baron Edmond de Rothschild founded the wine industry.
Moshava was settled by farmers, and the wine legacy was passed down from generation to generation.
Zichron Yaakov is renowned for its wineries that produce exceptionally fine wines.
Zichron Yaakov’s wineries and vineyards are open to the public.
Carmel Wine Culture Center
The wine culture center at the Carmel winery offers an unforgettable experience that includes tours, workshops and wine tasting at the historic winery, which opens its gates and tells a captivating story about the history of winemaking in Israel and its evolution up to the present day.
Old and new come together in this winery, and that’s what makes it so charming. The exhibition shows the history of winemaking in Israel from the beginnings of settlement and winemaking in this region up to the quality revolution of today’s Israeli wine.
During the tour, you will see traditional and innovative winemaking technologies and tour the 19th-century wine cellars. The winemaking process is illustrated in a short film. Become familiar with the world of winemakers by tasting wines.
Personalized hospitality experiences are provided by the professional staff at the wine culture center, including experienced wine guides who adapt their presentations to visitors’ needs.
Among the many services offered by the wine culture center are a wine shop where you can buy the best Carmel wines and receive advice from the knowledgeable staff. It is necessary to make arrangements in advance for tours.
The winery makes aged red wines from vineyards cultivated by the family for five generations in the courtyard of a stone house built in 1890 in Zichron Yaakov. Wine tasting is by prior arrangement only.
Zichron Yaakov’s Somek Winery is a family winery located in the center of a former moshava farming village.
Zichron Yaakov was where the Somek family began to make wine in 1882,
The soil and climate of the Hanadiv Valley are ideal for growing choice wine grapes, so vineyards were planted there. In addition to the vineyards, the family still maintains them.
Wine is the result of hours of dedicated manual labor, meticulous attention to detail, and generations of experience combined with earth, sun, rain, and wind.
Jonathan Tishbi, a fourth generation vintner, built Tishbi Winery in the 1980s. From Binyamina to Zichron Yaakov, the picturesque road winds upward to the winery. Kosher dairy gourmet restaurant with breakfast and lunch menus is located at the winery. There is also a bakery at the winery, as well as a visitors center. Tours and wine tastings are available at the visitors center, which also serves French Valrhona chocolates. Wine jam, chocolates, olive oil, and candied fruit are among the local products sold in the wine shop.
Located in the historic village of Moshava, this small boutique winery is a hidden gem. A founding winemaking family of Zichron Yaakov, the Poizner family founded the winery in 2002.
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sirah, Carignan and Petit Verdot and other red grape varieties are grown in the family’s vineyards in Shfeya Valley and Hanadiv Valley, beneath the southern Carmel ridge, for the winery’s wines since 2010.
Wines from the winery blend modern techniques with the knowledge and tradition of five generations. In Tel Hai College’s first graduating class of the winemaking specialists course, Yoav learned his profession as a 5th generation winemaker. With over 120 years of accumulated knowledge and family traditions, Yoav and his father Yossi combine the best of modern technology with the best of family traditions to make high quality boutique wines.