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by Fred McMillin
Winery of the Week
Happy New Year!
Since tomorrow is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, we've chosen Hagafen Cellars as our Winery of the Week.
In the 1970's, as I completed my studies at U.C.-Davis, I began to dream of making the best quality Napa Valley wines using modern methods but infused with my Jewish cultural identity. Now, a decade later, we are about to release our first Reserve Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, both kosher.
Did The Dream Come True?
Furthermore, he certainly got the attention of the wine judges. For example:
This is the 20th anniversary of Hagafen Cellars, and the ultimate dream is coming true. Hagafen Cellars is building a new winery at its Silverado Trail Vineyard. Furthermore, the anniversary will be marked by its first releases of a Merlot and a kosher sparkling wine...which will be a MUST for celebrating Rosh Hashanah in the year 2000.
Note: For more about the nine wines Ernie currently produces, contact Nancy Levenberg at (707) 252-0781, FAX (707) 252-4562, Napa, CA. Also, she can tell you which Hagafens have been served at the White House.
Who was the first Jew to arrive in the New World? He was Luis de Torres, and he arrived in 1492. You see, he was Christopher Columbus' interpreter, and is said to have been the first person in the expedition to set foot on the soil of the New World. (World Book Encyclopedia)
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