The largest company in business, with an annual production of 13 million bottles.
Carmel still frequently holds the image of the wine in Israel as it was twenty years ago... which is not flattering. Nevertheless the company went also into the new trend of quality wines with some interesting products which don't miss personality.
The "Avdat" collection with capped and not coarked bottles looked too frightening to me, I never tried any of these.
The reasonable offer spans from the "Valley" collection which is a serie of cheap wines (in the israeli sense of cheap) to the "Private" collection offering enjoyable products, but not so cheap.
A last note would be about the "hilulim", the "vin nouveau" around which Carmel tries to settle a tradition in the style of the french "Beaujolais Nouveau" with festivals, etc.... The wine is not always the greatest success one could dream about, but the gesture is nice...

A few views from the site of Zichron-Yaacov

Avdat wines

Valley wines

Selected collection



Private Collection



Sweet wines

Special series

Strange stuff