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March 13, 1992 - Image 63

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-03-13

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Tour, City Tour) Best Seats!$245

• HOLLAND TULIP FESTIVAL

May 16 (Dinner, Reserved
Parade Seats, Much More) .$65

SUMMER 1992
ISRAEL PROGRAM

• NASHVILLE DELUXE TOUR

States, Canada, even from
Israel.
Having explored the vine-
yard and learned about grape
growing, we go into the
building that serves as office
and wine-tasting center.
Brochures about the wines
are on the table, and on the
wall is a framed menu of a
White House dinner at which
Hagafen wine was served.
The wines that won White
House raves have also been
recognized by leading wine
magazines and have regular-
ly earned citations in
premium wine competitions.
"My goal was to make
premier Napa Valley wines
that were also kosher," says
Mr. Weir. "There's an old
perception that kosher wines
are not quality wines.But it's
finally waning as people
learn to respect the quality of
an individual wine and don't
prejudge it."
The Wine Spectator, a top
magazine in the field, certain-
ly didn't pre judge Hagafen
when it recently evaluated
1988 vintage cabernet
sauvignon wines in a blind
tasting. "Our wine was
among the top 10 out of 160
wines," says Mr. Weir proud-
ly. "And the word 'kosher' did
not even appear in the
review."
He takes that as a hopeful
sign that the wine is judged
on its own merit. "It shows
that the wine has arrived as
one of the respectd California
wines."
Mr. Weir didn't become a
premium wine-producer over-
night. He tells us how a kid
who once recited the blessing
over wine at Shabbat dinner
eventually became a vintner.
Growing up in surburban
Los Angeles, Mr. Weir
regularly enjoyed drinking
wine on Shabbat and holidays
with his European-born
parents. Then, after earning
a degree in sociology from
UCLA, he spent a year in
Israel. Next he traveled
though Europe and visited
wine-making regions.
"By then I was becoming
more interested in wine," he
recalls. "It was an
agricultural pursuit with a
product that was becoming
more appreciated in
American society."
Back home in 1973, he
made an exploratory visit to
the Napa Valley, decided to
move there, enrolled in the
University of California
viticultural program and
earned his degree in 1978. A
year later, he founded
Hagafen Wine Cellars.
It's been growing ever since.
In 1980, he produced 300
cases of just one wine. Now
he's making 10,000 cases a

year of six wines, which range
in price from $6 a bottle up to
$20 for premium cabernet
sauvignon, winner of two con-
secutive gold medals in the
American Wine Competition.
Mr. Weir naturally takes
pride in the awards and
recognition, but he also enjoys
meeting the non-professional
wine lovers who are delighted
to discover high quality
kosher wine — and to visit
the vineyards where the pro-
cess starts.
"The most satisfying thing
is the feedback people give,"
says Mr. Weir, who lives in a
house across the road with his
Israeli wife Irit — she has an
acupuncture clinic in Napa —
and his daughter Maya. "We
set out a goal of making a
quality product and also
leading an interesting life for
ourselves. And we're doing
it." ❑

Emanu-El Sets
'ip To Israel

Temple Emanu-El is plann-
ing a family trip to Israel,
Aug. 5-16. Rabbi Lane Ste-
inger and Temple Educator
Ira Wise will lead the group.
Eight nights will be spent
in Jerusalem, one night on
Kibbutz Kinosar on the shore
of Lake Kinneret in the
Galilee, and another night
atop Mt. Carmel in Haifa.
The cost covers 10 nights at
five-star hotels; buffet
breakfast daily; kibbutz din-
ner; mamsheet (a Bedouin
feast); two Shabbat dinners
and touring. It does not in-
clude gratuities.
The trip is open to con-
gregants on a first-come, first-
serve basis until March 15
and then to non-members as
space permits.
For information, contact Ira
Wise, 967-4020.

April 23-25, May 14-17 & Thru Oct.
(Opryland, Grand Ole Opry,
Twitty City, Loretta Lynn Ranch,
Cruise, Meals, Tour,
Sightseeing, more)
$309

April 24-26, May 15-17 & Thru Oct.
(Davenport, Iowa, 2
Cruises, Dinner, More)
$169
• FRANKENMUTH June 6
(Shopping & Chicken Dinner)$45

23, Masada offers a choice of programs: Kibbutz,
Poland, Sports, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Scuba,
Leadership, College, Folkdance.
Masada of the ZOA represents 29 years of program-excellence.

• DOLLYWOOD & THE SMOKIES

May 21-24 & Thru Oct. (Dollywood
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April 9-12, June 4-7

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Airline Offers
Jewish Life Video

Varig Brazilian Airlines is
offering a 26-minute video
titled "A View of Jewish Life
in South America" high-
lighting the activities of the
vibrant Jewish communities.
The tape is produced to sup-
port the Jewish tour program
which visits Buenos Aires in
Argentina, and Rio de
Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Ig-
uassu Falls in Brazil. The
video can be purchased
through the Varig Brazilian
Airlines, P.O. Box 4800,
Dover, New Jersey
07802-4800.
In addition, Varig has
available, free of charge, a
22-page Jewish traveler's
guide to South America.
For information, call Varig's
sales office, 1-800-242-7749.

El Al, Israel's National Airline, has given Masada its
Eagles Wings Award in recognition of Masada's
superb programs.
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