As we've mentioned before
kosher wines are definitely becoming more upscale and tasty so that the kosher part of the equation is no longer the only thing to recommend them. A recent article
led me to discover Hagefen Cellars
the only kosher winery in Napa Valley. The winery produces small amounts (8,000 cases per year) of rich and fruity wines including a sparkling wine and a well-regarded Reisling. To be certified as kosher, a wine must be produced only by Sabbath-observant Jews and Kosher-certification rabbis are involved in each step of the process. The mid-priced wines are created by Ernie Wien who named the winery after the Hebrew word for grapevine.Hagafen Cellars wines have won gold medals at a variety of competitions. For an excellent report on a winery tour check out Carolyn Tillie's report of her visit.
[via Wine Sediments