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Lior Lacser, chief winemaker of Carmel Winery is to leave the winery.
He joined Carmel in 2003 and became Chief Winemaker in 2005. He is the latest senior manager to leave Carmel, the historic winery of Israel founded in 1882 by Baron Edmond de Rothschild.
Last year the CEO, marketing director, sales director and export director all left within 12 months giving an impression of chaos.
 Carmel Winery was purchased in 2013 by Kedma Capital heading a consortium of international investors. Since they took over, Carmel have lost the place they held for 125 years as Israel's largest winery and sales and market share have crashed. Gilead Halevy is the chairman. No new CEO has been appointed yet and it is not clear who the new chief winemaker will be.

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