Owned and operated by Irit and Ernie Weir, Hagafen Cellars was founded in 1979. With the thought of inclusion at the forefront, the young couple aimed to create a one-of-a-kind wine brand that appealed to just about everyone.
At the time, the wine industry has very few options for high-quality Kosher wines, especially from the sought-after Napa Valley region; as a nod to their shared heritage, it was the Weir's mission to change that! Partnering with the rabbinic Agency, the Orthodox Union (OU), the Weirs set off on their journey to forever change the world of wine, becoming Napa's first Kosher winery.
Purchasing a few acres of land off Napa's Silverado Trail in 1986, the Weir family began transforming the property into the serene hidden game that is still thriving today! Inspired by the lively culture and artistic flair of Irit's homeland, Tel Aviv, Israel the ambiance and decor at Hagafen are reminiscent of the ancient Mediterranean paradise. Hung upon the walls of the winery you can even snag a peek at some of Irit's unique artwork. If you're lucky enough to visit in April, you may even get to meet the artist herself! Click here to learn more about Irit's artwork. In the ensuing years, the business slowly grew from a small partnership to an established & respected boutique wine brand.