Wineries and Vineyards of the Carmel Mountains

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My Israel Wine Tours

My Israel Wine Tours

Combining the professionalism of an Israeli tour guide with the passion of a sommelier and wine lover, our tours blend the best of history with culture, wine and food.

Personal touch –Small group tours full of passion and depth

Cultural experience –Learn the history of Israel and its thriving wine industry

Certified professional –Licensed operator with 12 years of guiding & teaching

Tour-loving sommelier – Interactive tour with in depth wine knowledge

  • 7 Hours
  • Group size: Max 16
  • Tel Aviv

Discover the birthplace of Israeli wine

This beautiful region is a short drive from Tel Aviv and is one of Israel’s most prolific wine areas. With a blend of old and new, the wineries here give you the very best of the country’s wines. Discover ancient streets, floral gardens and a taste of Israel’s best. All of this with a sommelier and guide with over 10 years of experience.

Availability

Wednesdays
Starting at 9:30 am

Meeting time & place

  • 9:30
    HaShaon Square, Tel Aviv-Yafo
  • 9:40
    Yosef Levi/HaKovshim bus stop
    Tel Aviv-Yafo
  • 9:45
    Allenby/HaYarkon bus stop
    Tel Aviv-Yafo
  • 9:50
    Ben Yehuda/Ben Gurion Blvd
    Tel Aviv-Yafo

Activity Level

Light

Tour Language

English, Hebrew, Spanish

Highlights

  • A tour by one of the country’s most passionate and established guides with over a decade of experience.
  • 2 winery visits include tours of the facility and private tastings.
  • A guided tour of the Ramat haNadiv botanical gardens and town of Zichron Yaakov.
  • A stunningly beautiful region brought to life before your eyes.

On this tour…

Wine has played a major role in giving rise to both ancient Israel and the modern state.

Baron Edmond de Rothschild founded the Carmel Winery in 1892, enabling the local Jewish farmers a better chance to earn a living growing grapes rather than simple crops.

The early days saw challenges and heartache for the winery, from corrupt Ottoman governors, malaria and disease, to dangerous neighbors and bandits.

Yet these pioneers managed to persevere and give rise to a wine industry that would today make Israel a leader in the world, while not by volume, but certainly by quality.

Enjoy this tour into the Carmel region and the town of Zichron Yaakov where we will visit the historical cellars of the Carmel Winery and stroll the boulevard through town, visiting stops on the way and telling the tale of the ‘return to zion’.

Price

  • $200 USD / adult
  • $160 USD / children & no-alcohol participants

Price Includes

(at $200 per person)
  • A professional guide and sommelier
  • Tasting at 2 selected wineries
  • Light snacks with the toast
  • Lunch at a local destination
  • Tour duration: 1 Day (collection and end times may vary)
  • Tour length of around 7 hours

Price Excludes

  • Tastings outside of agreed program
  • Gratuities

What to bring

  • Wear sensible walking shoes.
  • Wear clothes and layers according to the weather of the day.
  • To enter a holy area you MUST bring clothes that cover your shoulders.
  • A refillable water container.
  • A day pack for your stuff.
 

Keep in mind

  • Tours can be modified based on the physical capabilities of the participants.
  • Tours happen no matter the weather.
  • Must be 18 years or older to taste alcohol.
  • Please ensure that you have eaten a full meal before the tour as only snacks are provided.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the departure time.
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