Established by Baron Rothschild as a wine village in 1889, the youth village Meir Shefeya is now home to a small winery.
More than 120 years ago, Baron Edmond de Rothschild created two farming villages east of the southern slopes of Mount Carmel. These were intended to provide homes and agriculture for the overflow from Zichron Ya’acov. After experimenting with every possible type of crop, they settled on planting vineyards and growing grapes for wine production. This was how the settlement of modern Israel began, echoing biblical times, where wine was at the dawn of the Jewish people and a mainstay of the economy of the ancient Israelites. How pleased the baron would be to know that both Meir Shefeya and Bat Shlomo are now producing wine again….