Carmel Winery has been awarded a Gold and Silver Medal at Les Citadelles du Vin 2015. The competition is held in Bordeaux to coincide with Vinexpo, the world's largest wine exhibition.
The winning wines were as follows:
Carmel Kayoumi Vineyard Shiraz 2011 won the Gold Medal. This is a single vineyard wine made 100% from Shiraz that comes from Carmel Winery's famous Kayoumi Vineyard in the foothills of Mount Meron, in the Upper Galilee. This wine has become a regular aweard winning since winning the International Trophy at the Decanter World Wine Awards vand receiving 90 points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.
Carmel Admon Vineyard Chardonnay 2013 was awarded a Silver Medal in the same competition. This is the first year Carmel Winery has made a single vineyard Chardonnay. Admon Vineyard is near Ramat Dalton in the Upper Galilee.
Carmel Winery is the historic winery of Israel founded in 1882, by Baron Edmond de Rothschild, who was owner of Chateau Lafite.
The main winery is situated at Zichron Ya'acov on the southern slopes of Mount Carmel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The winemaker is Lior Lacser, who studied in Beaune and worked in Burgundy, Bordeaux and Australia before joining Carmel in 2003.
Carmel also owns Kayoumi Winery, a small state of the art winery situated close to their many vineyards in the Upper Galilee.