21.12.2010 14.Tevet, 5771
Despite its proximity to the disastrous fire last week, Zichron Ya’acov was spared. Enjoy a break in this beautiful town and some happy tastings.
The first winery town of Israel is the unpretentious, pretty Zichron Ya’acov, which lies on the southern slopes of Mount Carmel, midway between Haifa and Netanya.
In this modest town, it is possible to visit the largest winery in Israel and also small domestic wineries, producing a few thousand bottles a year. This is the heart of the most traditional wine growing region in the country and the area where the first vineyards were planted in the 1880s by Baron Edmond de Rothschild….