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Top Choice Winery in Zichron Ya’akov

Tishbi Winery

Gastronomes won’t want to miss swirling a wine glass or three at this atmospheric vineyard, 4km south of central Zichron Ya’akov. Tishbi was established in the late 19th century by Lithuanian immigrants and has been…
Top Choice Seafood in Zichron Ya’akov

Nili Restaurant

This well-run kosher restaurant offers almost every imaginable preparation of fish: homemade sushi, tangy ceviche, baked mullet and bream, or hunks of salmon swirled into tagliatelle. Everything is beautifully prepa…
Top Choice Gardens in Zichron Ya’akov

Ramat HaNadiv Gardens

Walking trails weave among palm groves, rose beds and succulents at these expansive botanic gardens, 4km southwest of central Zichron Ya’akov. The gardens are a living memorial to Baron Edmond de Rothschild, who is …
Museum in Zichron Ya’akov

First Aliya Museum

Striking displays and short films relate the struggles of early Zionist pioneers: fleeing pogroms in their homelands, escaping Ottoman detection on their arrival in the Holy Land, and the difficulties of nurturing f…
Winery in Zichron Ya’akov

Carmel Winery

Sip dry reds, well-rounded rieslings and light, sparkling 'Buzz' wines at this winery founded in 1882. Reservations for tastings at the shop aren't necessary, but call ahead for Friday cellar tours (particularly if …
Italian in Zichron Ya’akov

Cucina

Slick Italian restaurant serving a classy array of aperitivi and Mediterranean-style tapas alongside the usual favourites: beef carpaccio, ricotta-stuffed ravioli, as well as pizzas and fish dishes. There are a few …
Wine Bar in Zichron Ya’akov

Tishbi Cafe

An offshoot of out-of-town Tishbi Winery, this easygoing bar at the southern end of HaMayesdim St has outdoor seating where you can peruse their long wine menu – among which are many of Tishbi Winery’s best drops.
Italian in Zichron Ya’akov

Mata’im

Settle into the bright atrium at the restaurant of Ramat HaNadiv Gardens for brunch (until 11.30am) or a satisfying lunch of gnocchi, sandwiches and salads. Vegan and gluten-free options are available.
Museum in Zichron Ya’akov

NILI Museum

Guided tours lead visitors through the turbulent life of Aaron Aaronsohn (1876–1919), a noted agronomist and botanist who, along with his family, founded and led a pro-British WWI spy ring known as NILI. Tours of th…