2 Best Sights in Benyamina, Haifa and the Northern Coast

Binyamina Winery

The large visitor center at the country's fourth-largest winery is housed in a former perfume factory built by Baron de Rothschild in 1925. It hasn't changed as much as you'd think, as cosmetics made from grape seeds are some of the products for sale here. You can also find olive oil, vinegar, and, yes, wine. The production facilities are next door in buildings surrounded by towering palm trees. Reservations are required for the 45-minute tour of the winery and barrel rooms, including a sampling of four or five wines. You can do your tasting while having lunch or dinner in the restaurant, once an orange-packing facility. Or, you can simply drop in for coffee and cake.

1 HaYekev St., 3051301, Israel
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Rate Includes: Tour and tasting NIS 55, Closed Sat.

Tishbi Estate Winery

One of the country's most esteemed wineries is set amid hills and valleys. The Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay of this premier label are among the best in Israel, with vines planted here 120 years ago. At the country-style visitor center, you can pair a French Valrhona chocolate with a Tishbi wine, or enjoy breakfast, brunch, or lunch under the grapevines in the courtyard. In addition to wine, you can purchase local cheeses, olive oil, honey, and wine jellies at the shop. Call ahead to arrange a one-hour tour, which includes tastings and a visit to the old alembic distillery, where their prized brandy is made. It's about 3 km (1½ miles) north of Benyamina.

Rte. 652, 30900, Israel
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Rate Includes: Tour and tasting NIS 35, Closed Sat.