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Taste & ExperienceInnovative Winemaking

The perfect sip of wine is an experience. It’s a swirl of the glass, aromas flowing, flavours rolling across your tongue.

Let us introduce you to the Tzafona wine experience.

Hailing from the world class wine region of the Niagara Peninsula, Tzafona’s grapes share their source with many renowned and award-winning wines.
Niagara’s climate is comparable to the acclaimed French regions of Burgundy, and Bordeaux, with a mineral-rich fertile soil profile. Tzafona wine is made from the very same grapes, using the same methods as other high-end producers.
These grapes ripen and accumulate their flavour slowly, producing some of the world’s most complex, balanced, and food-friendly wines.

Hebrew for “northward,” Tzafona represents the best of Canada’s winemaking. That’s what Avraham Gislason, a wine-maker and orthodox rabbi, and Toby Berkel, an entrepreneur, had in mind when they started Tzafona.

They are pioneers with a passion: they’ve created an unmistakably delicious wine from the Niagara region — one that also happens to be kosher!

Elegant, world class, kosher wine from Niagara. That’s the spirit of Tzafona.


What People Are Saying

Tzafona Cellars ‘Cold Climate – Unoaked’ Chardonnay KP 2015 VQA Niagara Peninsula 13.0% alcohol
This stylish Chardonnay is part of the lineup of Kosher for Passover Certified wines produced by Tzafona Cellars. It’s golden yellow with notes of green apple on the nose. It’s crisp on the palate with hints of lime and apple and a long citrus finish. Enjoy with lemon-poached chicken breast. Dave Isaacs
Tzafona Cellars ‘Cold Climate’ Cabernet Sauvignon KP 2014 VQA Niagara Peninsula 13.0% alcohol
This well-balanced Cab is part of the lineup of certified Kosher for Passover wines produced by Tzafona Cellars. It’s medium-red hued with a tinge of orange around the edges. It has a striking nose of green leaf, grape stems, mushrooms, and earth with notes of clove in the background. It’s medium bodied with dry chalky tannin, cherry flavour and a lingering finish. Dave Isaacs
Tzafona Cellars ‘Cold Climate’ Riesling 2014 VQA Niagara Peninsula 12.0% alcohol
The opening vintage of this ‘Kosher-for-Passover’ Riesling offers subdued aromas of orchard fruit, citrus and mineral. Off dry, light-medium bodied, the flavours are true to the nose, wrapping around a core of clean acidity. The mineral quality persists through the mid-length finish. Serve with seafood or soup. Susan Desjardins
Tzafona Cellars ‘Cold Climate’ Riesling 2017 VQA Niagara Peninsula 12.0% alcohol
This kosher-certified, aromatic, cold-climate white can’t hide its identity—intense petrol aromas shading ripe pear, mature apple and mineral notes. It’s just on the cusp of off-dry with 15g/L of residual sugar and medium acidity, this flows on the palate with flavours of ripe orchard fruit, honey, a hint of ginger and an interesting saline note showing on the finish and aftertaste. Medium-bodied, pour now alongside quiche Lorraine. Louise Boutin
An unoaked Chard showing Golden Delicious apples and pear aromas, repeated on palate with slight buttery caramel and a creamy texture. Jane Staples