Whether your Seder table is filled with tradition, or complete with claymation Haggadahs and finger puppets of the Ten Plagues like my family’s, no Passover feast is complete without a little wine. To help you navigate through our large selection of Kosher wines, we’ve put together a list of our favorite bottles below. Curious about Eric Asimov’s favorite Passover bottles (including Cava and Sherry)? We’ve included those too.
On March 21st and 22nd, all Kosher wines AND spirits will be 20% off. So, explore some of these top picks and then get shopping!
Beaujolais Villages Kosher, The Abarbenel – 2012
Full of Gamay’s typical fruitiness and all the vibrancy of a Beaujolais, this handcrafred estate wine comes from France’s only 100% Kosher winery. Ideal paired with beets, horseradish and brisket.
Weinstock Cellar Select Petite Sirah – 2011
A dry, fruity, dark red with a silky texture and medium body from the famed Weinstock Cellars. Dynamic flavors of cocoa, cherry-berries that lingers on the palate make a great pair to roast beef with jus
Goose Bay Pinot Noir, Kosher – 2010
I could not believe it when I had this wine! It is rare to come across a good kosher Pinot Noir, much less one from New Zealand. It is remniscient of a fine Burgundy with intense spicy notes paired with an austere gameyness. Shawarma and kebab are natural pairings with this wine.
Baron Herzog Chenin Blanc, Kosher – 2010
An off-dry California Chenin Blanc with rich flavors of honey and juicy nectarines. Serve chilled and enjoy! Mevushal.
Barons de Rothschild, Haut-Médoc, Kosher Mevushal – 2007
The Rothschild family is renowned for its impeccable production of elegant red Bordeaux wines. This Kosher bottle is full of dark, juicy cassis fruit on the palate, with a note of fresh tobacco on the finish and solid, approachable tannins. Mevushal.
Galil Mountain Yiron Cab/Merlot – 2009
A full bodied blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah this award winning wine is abundant with aromas of cherry, clove and cumin spice. This red is an excellent compliment to richly flavored beef dishes.
Psagot Chardonnay – 2011
Grown in the limestone laden pinnacle of the Judean Hills the Psagot Chardonnay is rich with a smoky mineraled nose and abundant fruit on the palate. It’s time in oak is evident but balanced by pure aromas of apple and pear. The result is a medium bodied white that will pair well with rich buttery dishes.
Alfasi Cabernet Sauvignon Kosher – 2012
This medium-bodied red has dark berry flavors, oak aromas, and a soft mouthfeel. Mevushal.
Alfasi Chardonnay Kosher – 2011
Supple round notes of honey and brown butter make this Chilean white an excellent value. Mevushal.
Pinot Grigio, Kosher, Bartenura – 2011
A Mevushal wine that’s full of apple and white fruits on the palate. It’s terrific with seafood and other light dishes, and quite refreshing on its own as well.
Eric Asimov’s Passover Picks:
Gonzalez-Byass “Tio Pepe” Fino Sherry
Textbook Fino, Tio Pepe is the world’s best-seller, offering a generous bouquet with attractive yeasty, nutty character. Dry and refreshing, with a marked tang to the finish, served it chilled pre-dinner to whet the appetite.
Elvi Adar, Cava Kosher
This traditional cava hits all of the right notes, a rich nutty bouquet and dry and bright on the palate. This serious sparkler would be a great pair with creamy hummus or other Mediterranean appetizers.
Gamla Pinot Noir Kosher – 2007 (Out of Stock)
Terra di Seta Chianti Classico Kosher – 2008
A medium- to full-bodied blend of 95% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, developed in French oak barriques. Dark cherry red towards garnet in color, with soft tannins that caress gently and an appealing light hint of spices from the wood. Opens with cherries and raspberries, goes on to reveal currants, earthy minerals and a note of dark chocolate, all lingering nicely.
Domaine du Castel, Petit Castel – 2010
This impressive Bordeaux blend is deep purple in color with rich black fruit, cherry and plum flavors, hints of chocolate shavings blended with cigar box. A nice blend of old world Bordeaux and new world Israeli styles.