Hagafen Cellars

The Golden State Of Kosher Wine

From huge operations to boutique wineries, some gems from California.

Special To The Jewish Week
03/17/2014

With all the focus on Israeli wines, it is all too easy to lose sight of the fact that there are fantastic kosher wine wines to be found domestically, especially in California. Indeed, quality kosher wines have been produced in California for over 30 years, and continue to thrive.

Herzog Wine Cellars’ headquarters in Oxnard. Courtesy of Herzog Wine Cellars

On The Silverado Trail With Hagafen Cellars

09/19/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Robert Louis Stevenson brought notoriety to the now-fabled Napa Valley when he came here on his honeymoon in 1880 and wrote “The Silverado Squatters.”

Today, the Silverado name — once associated with a mine — is part of the Silverado Trail, a two-lane roadway bordered by wineries, where bicyclists can sometimes be seen pedaling past the vineyards.

Ernie and Irit Weir operate the kosher Hagafen Cellars winery in Napa Valley. George Medovoy

Blessed Is The Fruit Of Hagafen Cellars

A full-service kosher winery tucked along the Silverado Trail.

08/10/2010
Special To The Jewish Week

Napa, Calif. — Hagafen Cellars sits at the end of a country lane bordered by vineyards and olive trees on the Silverado Trail.

There are many wineries on the trail, but what makes Hagafen Cellars different is its distinction as Napa Valley’s only full-service kosher winery. And the man behind it all is veteran winemaker Ernie Weir. 

Winemaker Ernie Weir, at right, with the fruits of his labor at Napa Valley's only full-service Kosher winery.
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