11 Great Kosher Wines

11 Great Kosher Wines

Kosher wine doesn’t have such an illustrious history. While creativity and adherence to tradition are admirable, only recently have Kosher wineries truly raised the bar of quality.

Kosher Wines from Around the World

The past few decades have seen a delicious and international influx in the production of Kosher wine. These days you can easily find a Kosher Beaujolais Nouveau for under $15 and a Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne for $70. Check out our reviews of Kosher wines from France, Spain, Israel, Italy, Argentina and South Africa to name a few. Check out our reviews as well as Kosher food and wine pairing ideas.

FRANCE

Under 15

Duc de Pagny Beaujolais Nouveau 2018
Kosher for Passover

Made from 100% Gamay grapes, the wine is a vibrant purple-tinted ruby red with aromas of ripe cherry, strawberries and pomegranate. Dry, fruity, and fun, with and definitely meant to drink right now. Serve slightly chilled to make fruit flavors pop.

Suggested food and wine pairing: Blueberry Blintzes or grilled chicken salad. The low acidity and mild tannins will glide alongside ricotta cheese and berry fillings, and give a little lift to simple grilled chicken.

Under $30

Domaine de Panquelaine Sancerre 2018
Kosher for Passover, Mevushal

100% Sauvignon Blanc. Brilliant pale yellow gold in color with quintessential Sancerre stony mineral notes and a burst of yellow tropical fruit. On the palate it hits like brisk breeze, bone dry and crisp. The finish is long and mouthwatering.

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Suggested food and wine pairing: Salmon, just about anyway but marinated. Roasted, grilled or smoked, the salt and fat of the salmon find their match in the clean acidity and fruity profile of the Sancerre.

Over $50

Laurent Perrier Brut Champagne
Kosher for Passover

Legendary Champagne Maison Laurent Perrier has produced a Kosher iteration of their classic Brut Champagne with all of the elegant aromas of pale citrus, toas, and brioche, delicate and persistent effervescence, and long, mineral finish we associate with the original.

Suggested food and wine pairing: Creamy washed rind cheese like Brie or Camembert, Salmon tartines

SPAIN

Under $15

Freixenet Excelencia Brut Cava
Kosher for Passover, Mevushal

Freixenet is the name of game in high-end Cava. The classic-method, ie Champagne-style sparkler costs just shy of $15. It’s dry to the bone and fizzing with fresh citrus and tropical fruit notes.  Suggested food and wine pairing: Drink as an aperitif!

Under $30

Ramon Cardova Rioja 2017
Kosher for Passover, Mevushal

100% Tempranillo. A classically styled young Rioja bursting with notes of dark cherry and sweet spices. The oak aging is minimal and balanced. The wine is perky and crisp on the palate with a medium fruity-spicy finish. As it opens it plumps up a bit on the palate, so take your time if you can help it!

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Suggested food and wine pairing: Aged, hard cheese like Manchego, grilled, roasted or stewed beef.

ISRAEL

UNDER $15

Yarden Hermon White 2016
Kosher for Passover

A blend of Chardonnay and Sauvignon grown in the cool climate of the Golan Heights, renowned for volcanic soil and a distinctive mineral note This wine is all about sumptuous fruity and floral aromas and a dry clean finish. Medium body.

Suggested food and wine pairing: Roast chicken, Chicken soup, herb-encrusted, baked fish

UNDER $30

Binyamina Reserve Merlot 2013
Kosher for Passover, Mevushal

A barrel-aged, ripe and velvety Merlot. This wine glistens deep garnet red. Elegant and complex on the nose with notes ranging from wild berry and cocoa, to baking spices, and graphite. It glides across the palate and lingers long and tannic, with a plush fruity finish.

Suggested food and wine pairing: Roasted mushrooms, lamb tagine

Over $50

Covenant Israel Syrah 2016
Kosher for Passover

A dark and brooding Syrah, blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is made from grapes grown in the cool Golan Heights. It is lush with aromas of plum and brambly blackberry. 18 months in French oak barrels bestows a pleasant spiciness along with the innate clovelike spice of the Syrah.

Suggested food and wine pairing: Rosemary lamb, rich beef stews and even a hamburger.

ITALY

Under $15

Bartenura Moscato
Kosher for Passover, Mevushal

Bartenura has cornered the market, but not without merit. At this price point it delivers as promised. Fresh, young, aromatic, and fizzy, it’s like a frappe of white grapes and ripe peaches on the nose. Sweet on the palate and on the finish, there is a touch of acidity some bubbles for balance, but this certainly a dessert wine. Serve chilled

Suggested food and wine pairing: Creamy cheese, cheese blitzes, strawberry tarts, on its own.

Under $30

Cantina Giuliano Rosato 2018
Kosher for Passover

Is there Kosher rosé? Yes! In this case, it hails from Tuscany and is made from 100% Sangiovese grapes. The aromas are rich and fruity, but do not be deceived, this rosé is crisp and bright on the palate and finishes quite dry with a touch of sea-salty minerality.

Suggested food and wine pairing: Lox and bagels with capers, simple grilled fish, grilled chicken

Under $30

UVA Montepulciano D’Abruzzo Limited Edition 2014
Kosher for Passover

100% Montepulciano. Rich and a little rustic, this deep-purple tinted ruby red, dry wine has lovely red fruit notes as well as classic Montepulciano aromas of milk chocolate or cocoa. Evolved acidity that still stings a bit at first but has mostly smoothed with time. Juicy.

Suggested food and wine pairing: Grilled meats, grilled poultry, mushroom-based pastas.