Hagafen Cellars celebrates its 40th year anniversary and owner-winemaker, Ernie Weir is honored as one of the Top 100 Game Changers in the last 100 years!
Hagafen Cellars, founded in 1979, is a small California winery located in Napa Valley, focusing on quality, integrity and authenticity. Their wines express the character of the world famous Napa Valley terroir and have won numerous awards at the highest level over the last forty years. They have been the personal choice of successive Presidents of the United States of America, being used in official White House Banquets on over twenty occasions.
Furthermore, the contribution and influence of Ernie Weir was recently honored by the prestigious Wines & Vines Magazine in their historic edition featuring the ‘Top 100 Game Changers’ in a hundred years of winemaking. He took his place alongside the giants of the wine trade as the person who brought quality California wine to the kosher category. He was the first to give the kosher consumer an opportunity to enjoy award winning wines. This pioneer influenced his peers and the kosher wine sector was changed forever.
Weir commented: “My motivation was very modest. Just to make the finest quality wine I could from the excellent fruit at my disposal.” Hagafen Cellars produces 10,000 cases a year from organically grown estate vineyards in Coombsville and Napa. The range of wines, at different price points, include a luscious 36th Anniversary Red Wine and a stunning 2015 Brut Reserve Cuvée Sparkling Wine. Estate bottled Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah are also produced.
The winery is on the prestigious Silverado Trail. Wine lovers and connoisseurs love to visit the Tuscan-like farm tasting room and gardens. There they have an opportunity to taste and buy from a broad range of current releases or a selection of library wines. The wines of Hagafen Cellars are truly unique and fine expressions of Napa Valley, made with care for the surrounding environment and respect for religion.
Certifications for wine & winery: Napa Green Land; Napa Green Winery; Fish Friendly Farmer; Bee Friendly Farmer; CCOF Certified Organic; Barnivore Vegan Certified, OUP & Tartikov Hechshers.
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