Dalia Mandelman leaving Carmel more »

Dalia Zonnenfeld Mandelman is leaving Carmel Winery after less than a year and a half as the CEO. The reason given is differences of opinion with the DALIA CARMELowners. She was appointed in August 2013. She was previously the CEO of Strauss Coffee Israel.

Carmel Winery is the historic winery of Israel founded in 1882 by Baron Edmond de Rothschild. In 1906, a co-operative was formed called SCV des Grandes Caves, or Agudat Hacormim in Hebrew and the company was then known as Carmel Mizrahi. For one hundred and seven years, the co-operative continued until 2013, when the winery was bought by an international consortium led by Kedma Capital. The chairman of Carmel Winery is Gilead Halevy.

Carmel Winery is made up of four wineries, including the two original wineries at Rishon Le Zion and Zichron Ya'acov with deep underground cellars. There are also two small, modern, state-of-the art wineries close to key vineyards: Kayoumi Winery at Ramat Dalton in the Upper Galilee and Yatir Winery at Tel Arad in the Northeast Negev. Carmel is in the process of leaving the historic Rishon Le Zion Cellars built in 1890, and is building a new winery at Alon Tabor in the Lower Galilee. Carmel remains Israel's largest winery, producing 15 million bottles a year.

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