While Herzog HAS begun to produce some nice wines in California, the TRUE pioneer of quality Kosher wine in California was Craig Winchell of Gan Eden. He was producing non-mevushal cellar-able kosher wines back in the 1980s! After a many year hiatus from wine-making (so that his children could attend Yeshiva in LA) Craig is back! I am looking forward to seeing what he comes up with.
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from the article: Kosher wine evolves from cheap syrup to collectible vintage