Press

Here are a few of our favorite articles featuring Covenant.

America's best kosher wine is about to make Aliyah

By Anshel Pfeffer
Published: July 12, 2013

Jeff Morgan makes what is probably the best kosher wine in the world. You don't have to take my word for it, though I have tasted his wines and cannot remember an Israeli or other kosher wine that quite compares. The professional wine-press corps, including much-feared wine critic Robert Parker, consistently award vintages from Morgan's Covenant Wines scores in the 90-plus region. But proving that he could create fantastic Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley, the heart of California's wine country, was one thing. Now he is planning to prove he can do the same in Israel.

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Napa Maker of Prized Kosher Wine Says His Faith Came Through the Vine

By SAMUEL G. FREEDMAN
Published: October 5, 2012

NAPA, Calif. — When Jeff Morgan rose before dawn one morning this week, two different calendars told him harvest time had arrived. It was the third day of October, the heart of grape-picking season in the wine country of Northern California, and it was the third day of Sukkot, the Jewish holiday that since antiquity has celebrated the gathering of crops. (To read the entire article, click here)

Napa kosher vertical

By Jancis Robinson
4 Mar 2013

I was recently treated to a vertical tasting of what may be the best kosher wine I have ever tasted (including the kosher cuvées of Valandraud). Jeff and Jodie Morgan's Covenant wines are delicious by any measure and showed impressive consistency of quality, if not necessarily vintage style, over the full run of vintages. (To read the entire article, click here)

Across the Table: Kosher wine worth passing around

By S. Irene Virbila Los Angeles Times
March 23, 2013

Covenant Wines makes kosher wines that have gotten strong reviews from Robert Parker and Wine Spectator. How did it come about? Jeff Morgan and Leslie Rudd of Rudd Vineyards put their know-how and hopes to the test. Jeff Morgan in the cellars at Covenant Wines, which makes highly regarded kosher wines in Napa Valley. (To read the entire article, click here)

Kosher wine evolves from cheap to collectible

By MICHELLE LOCKE
Mar. 13 11:22 AM EDT

Appeared in the Washington Post, Houston Chronicle, and Ha Aretz (in Israel)

If you remember when kosher wine meant mostly cheap and sweet, you probably also know that the second part is no longer true. Today, there are plenty of quality kosher wines being made around the world. (To read the entire article, click here)

Making Kosher Wine, Finding a Path Back to the Fold

By JORDAN MACKAY
Published: March 19, 2010

One would expect that the motivation to make great kosher wine would have come via devout Jewish faith. Yet in the case of Jeff Morgan, the reverse occurred; it was through making kosher wine that he discovered his faith. (To read the entire article, click here)

‘The greatest kosher wine I’ve ever tasted’

By Richard Ehrlich
February 7, 2013

Jeff Morgan is responsible for Covenant Cabernet Sauvignon, widely regarded as the greatest kosher wine made in the United States – and sometimes the world. It is certainly the greatest kosher wine I have ever tasted. So he seemed an ideal person to answer questions about kosher wine-making. (To read the entire article, click here)