The word, covenant, connotes a strong connection between those who share common history, experience and values. It is an age-old concept that serves as a foundation for all civilization, and its significance is evident in the Old Testament stories of Abraham and Moses.
Since those early days, the Jews have accorded wine an important role in spiritual practice, and as such, it merits a special respect. Indeed, the fruit of the vine connects us to our land, history and the longstanding bonds that come with friendship, family and tradition.
Shared cultural heritage and a love of fine wine led to the partnership that gave birth to Covenant Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine comes from grapes grown in a single Napa Valley vineyard, from which vintners Jeff Morgan and Leslie Rudd strive to harness quality commensurate with the rich and profound story of the Jewish people.
Vinification is carried out using a time-honored blend of Old and New World techniques that include minimal crushing of the berries, gentle handling in new French oak barrels, and no fining or filtration prior to bottling. The wine is made under kosher supervision with the guidance of friends at Herzog Wine Cellars. While the winemaking protocols involve classic Napa Valley methodology, the spiritual parameters required to retain kosher certification date back thousands of years.