Our Story

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.

Rabbi Avraham Gislason and Toby Berkel

Producers of premier kosher wines since 2014