Rimon Winery is owned and operated by the Nachmias family, a third generation farming family who were among the founding fathers of Moshav Kerem Ben Zimra in Israel’s Upper Galilee. The father and son winemaking team of Gaby and Avi Nachmias, a farmer and a businessman respectively, were inspired by a love of their land and wine, to create a unique style of wine—made from special pomegranates developed in their own orchards.
From the beginning, both Gaby and Avi understood that a wine can only be as good as the quality of the fruit from which it is created. Experienced farmers, they dedicated themselves to growing the highest quality pomegranate fruit in the world. These special pomegranates, famous for their very high juice content, soft tannins, and rich flavors, are critical to the success of the Rimon Wines.
In their drive for perfection, the two sought training and advice from Dr. Arkadi Papikian, a leading expert in enology in the Holy Land. With their knowledge and determination, combined with the unique pomegranates they developed in their orchard, Gaby and Avi are now justly proud of their award-winning wines that have been recognized for excellence throughout the wine world.
Rimon wines are more than the produce of orchards and wine barrels; they speak of the traditions of the Holy Land and the heart and soul of the Nachmias family.
Rimon Winery combines the traditions of thousands of years of winemaking in the Holy Land with the most modern architecture, technology, and winemaking expertise. The winery sits on a basalt plateau nearly 3,000 feet above sea level, nestled in the heart of the Nachmias family’s pomegranate orchard.
The building itself has been crafted from local stone to blend into the timeless hills above the Sea of Galilee. Hidden behind the stone walls is a state-of-the art winemaking facility featuring special pomegranate separation and pressing equipment, stainless steel fermentation tanks, and a barrel room where the wines are aged in classic French oak barrels.
Named for the Hebrew word for pomegranate, the winery is the first to successfully produce fine wine made from 100% pomegranate — without added sugar.
Once visitors have enjoyed the spectacular setting, they may visit a chic wine shop offering special tastings of Rimon wines as well as a range of pomegranate-based products, including locally made cosmetic products and a special pomegranate jam made from a unique variety of pomegranate exclusively cultivated by the Nachmias family in the heart of Galilee.
The Rimon Winery would be happy to arrange private tours and tastings for you and your friends.
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