It all started with Jonathan Hajdu and Rabbi Tenenbaum in 2007! A true trailblazer and a man who is as passionate and competent about and around scripture and law as he is around a crusher or de-stemmer! The rabbi makes some great wine called Cuvée Chabad. He is the Patriarch - for all those that have followed. Followed you say? Who you ask? Well, in 2012 Rabbi Resnick from Livermore. But in 2011 there was Rabbi Hiller from San Louis Obispo - who made a wine under the La Fenetre Winery label! A fine wine on its own. But the main storyline here - are the Rabbis and the fact they make the wine in most cases, and a clear nod to Rabbi Tenenbaum! The headmaster of the California Local Area Rabbis - and the new purveyors of artisanal kosher wines!
http://kosherwinemusings.com/2013/07/10 ... her-wines/
2011 La Fenetre merlot - check it out!