A New Approach to Kosher Wine.
A shared cultural heritage and love of fine wine led to the partnership between Toby Berkel and Avi Gislason, and the rebirth of Ontario’s kosher wine industry.
After seeing great kosher wine coming out of France, California, and Israel, Avi and Toby decided to begin the journey of producing a kosher expression of Niagara’s fine wines.
Together with the winemakers at Lakeview Wine Co., Avi and Toby have developed a fantastic product, comparable to the fine wines of the world, both kosher and non-kosher. All of Tzafona Cellars wines are produced under the supervision of the COR, and Mehadrin Toronto - Rav Shalom Hirsch Adler.
"Together with Avi Gislason and Toby Berkel, we are excited to be one of the first wineries to produce VQA Kosher wines from the Niagara Peninsula. The line of VQA Riesling table wines, VQA Cabernet Sauvignon table wines and VQA Vidal Icewines are an expression of the terroir of the Niagara Peninsula. We are excited to work together with Tzafona Cellars!"