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Herzog Wine Cellars

Winemaker: Joe Hurliman 

Nestled within the strawberry fields and farm rows of Oxnard, California, lies Herzog Wine Cellars. Here, under the watchful eye of head winemaker Joe Hurliman, the winery combines the artisan craft of premium California winemaking with the Herzog family’s unyielding commitment to excellence. 

Select grapes produced specifically for Herzog wines are chosen from vineyards in California's most regarded appellations. Grown under careful watch, only the best fruits are harvested and brought to the winery. From here, Joe Hurliman searches out inspiring blends of aroma, flavours and colours, refined by the winery into masterful creations to be enjoyed across the globe. 

Guests of Herzog Wine Cellars experience a wine making legacy spanning nine generations, in a stylish and modern winery that is nothing less than au courant. The grounds feature a lavish granite tasting bar, private tasting rooms, boutique and outdoor terrace. 

Family Herzog 
The Herzog family has been making wine for a long time. They trace their winemaking origins back to Philip Herzog, who made wine in Slovakia for the Austro-Hungarian court more than a century ago. Philip’s wines were so appreciated by Emperor Franz-Josef, that the emperor made Philip a baron. The Baron Herzog wines—a line of premium yet moderately priced California varietals—are named to commemorate the honour. 

Baron Philip made both kosher and non-kosher wines. The kosher wines were made in a separate cellar and tasted remarkably like his non-kosher wines. Indeed, the wines were made in the same basic manner. However, the kosher wines required a Jewish, Sabbath-observant cellar crew. 

After World War II, Eugene Herzog, the head of the Herzog family, moved the whole family to the United States. 

Eugene brought the family to America in 1948 after the Holocaust. He arrived in New York City with his wife, Sidonia, six of his own children and two additional war orphans. They moved to the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn with only enough money to rent a two-bedroom tenement flat. With his winemaking skills, Eugene found a job at a small kosher winery tucked away into a storefront on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. For a paltry salary, he made sweet, Concord-grape wines in the cellar. (European grape varieties for dry wines were not easy to obtain in post-World War II New York.) He also drove the wine delivery truck. But because the company was so poor, he was paid for his driving acumen in company shares, not cash. 

For years the shares were worthless, but by 1958, all the other shareholders had given up their shares. They assumed the business was doomed to failure. Eugene and his sons, who all went to work at the winery, proved them wrong. They called their new venture Royal Wines, in deference to their grandfather, Philip. 

In 1985, the Herzog family decided to expand their winemaking operations to California, where they make wine under two separate labels: Baron Herzog and Herzog Wine Cellars. After twenty years of renting space in various wineries, the family was finally able to build its own state-of-the-art winery just south of Santa Barbara, in the town of Oxnard. Here, under the supervision of head winemaker Joe Hurliman, Herzog Wine Cellars has created a centre for high-end contemporary winemaking in a tradition that dates back nearly six centuries. 

Royal Wine Corporation Herzog Family are also owners of the biggest kosher wine traders in the world. The last few decades, they have produced the most popular kosher wine, under world-known wineries. They are also the largest importers of Israeli wine to the US with empowers them to be the leader in the kosher wine market. Royal Wine Corp.’s mission is to be the premier manufacturer, importer and distributor of specialty wines from around the world. 

The commitment to perfection and family tradition spans over eight generations, and has experienced growth since the beginning. Royal's portfolio of domestic and international wines range from traditional wine producing regions of France, Italy and Spain to up and coming ones like Israel, New Zealand and Argentina.

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Baron Herzog Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
The grapes for this very approachable Cabernet Sauvignon come mainly from the highly regarded Paso Robles appellation. Aged for 18 months in stainless steel to highlight its berry and plum notes, it finishes with fruity blackberry and spice flavors. It is light in the mouth with food-friendly acidity and tannin.
Item code: 087752002575
Region: California
13.80 €
Ex Tax: 11.41 €
Baron Herzog Chenin Blanc
Chenin Blanc
A fresh and round mouth feel with intense fruity notes of nectarine, gooseberry and pine with a bright, clean finish. A versatile wine to enjoy with spicy ethnic foods from Chinese to Indian. Also great as an aperitif. Serve chilled.
Item code: 087752002537
Region: California
9.70 €
Ex Tax: 8.02 €
Baron Herzog Merlot
Merlot
Fruit forward notes of red cherries, blackberry, and French oak notes of spice and vanilla. The Merlot is medium-bodied and finishes with moderate tannins. Pairs well with grilled lamb chops or roasted poultry.
Item code: 087752007136
Region:
13.80 €
Ex Tax: 11.41 €
Baron Herzog Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi
Zinfandel
Deep red color; full bodied wine with rich concentrated flavors and lush mouth feel. Big effusive aromas of ripe blackberry and raspberries balanced with vanilla and spice from the French oak aging. Enjoy with roasted duck, grilled lamb or tomato based pasta dishes.
Item code: 087752003794
Region: California
13.80 €
Ex Tax: 11.41 €
Baron Herzog Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc
this wine reflects the character of the grapes grown in the cool central coast appellation. baron herzog sauvignon blanc displays aromas of quince, peach, apple, lychee and herbal notes. best served lightly chilled.
Item code: 087752002551
Region: California
12.50 €
Ex Tax: 10.33 €
Baron Herzog White Zinfandel
Zinfandel
Very well balanced wine with low level of alcohol. Very aromatic, cotton candy and strawberry aromas. Light in the mouth with clean, fresh fruit flavors and refreshing finish. A remarkably versatile wine that pairs well with appetizers, spicy Chinese dishes, fish or as an aperitif. Serve well chilled. tasting notes:Semi-dry with a crisp texture and aromas of apple, strawberry and cotton candy.
Item code: 087752002544
Region: California
9.70 €
Ex Tax: 8.02 €
Herzog Camouflage Red Blend Limited Edition
Tempranillo, Verdelho, Viognier, Sangiovese, Primitivo, Malbec, Trousseau, Tinta Cao, Tinta Madeira, Touriga, Tinta Barroca, Petite Sirah
An intriguing 12 grape blend with no variety comprising more than 2 acres of Prince Vineyard.  This field blend harvested at perfect ripeness and fermented and aged as a single wine.  This limited edition wine is the first of these estate blends, commemorating our 30th anniversary of making Herzog wines in California. This bold red explodes in a kaleidoscope of candied cherry, rose petal, Asian pear and blackberry aromas. A complex and lingering palate of wide gripping tannins and a t
Item code: 52020067
Region: California
27.00 €
Ex Tax: 22.31 €
Herzog Clone #Six Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
Virtually all wine grape types have multiple clones – variations that produce characteristics differing from the original. Certain clones may produce distinctly different wine aromas and flavors, and the best wines from a particular variety often come from smaller-berried clones. Our Herzog Cabernet Sauvignon, Chalk Hill, Clone Six is one such example, showcasing extremely small berries, loose clusters, and highly concentrated flavors. It also has an amazing history that dates back over a centur
Item code: 087752013144
Region: Chalk Hill, California
128.00 €
Ex Tax: 105.79 €
Herzog Generation VIII - To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage 2002
Cabernet Sauvignon
Originally planted in 1868 and replanted by Beckstoffer after phylloxera from 1994-97, the historic portion of the To Kalon Vineyard in the Oakville appellation was then purchase from Beaulieu Vineyard in 1993. Multiple clones of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc are planted, utilizing modern trellising and close vine spacing. Several award-winning, vineyard designated wines have originated from the To Kalon vineyards. Generation VIII by Herzog - To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon is the inaugural
Item code: 087752012581
Region: Napa Valley, California
174.00 €
Ex Tax: 143.80 €
Herzog Late Harvest Chenin Blanc
Chenin Blanc
Very aromatic nose of honey and fresh apricot.  Light straw color, very sweet but very well balanced with bright acidity.  A lush and full mouth feel with lingering fresh fruit finish. Enjoy well chilled.  Enjoy with pecan pie, sweet fruit tarts or apple pudding.
Item code: 087752008256
Region: California
20.00 €
Ex Tax: 16.53 €
Herzog Late Harvest Orange Muscat
Muscat
tasting notes: Rich essence of grape, apricot and orange peel. A smooth and full bodied texture ushers in notes of fresh pineapple and passion fruit, softly finished by hints of toast.  
Item code: 087752015308
Region: California
20.00 €
Ex Tax: 16.53 €
Herzog Late Harvest White Riesling
White Riesling
Late harvest aroma of dried apricot, pineapple and baked apple, with intense honey notes from the botrytis. Rich and luscious, full mouthfeel, sweet forward impression with very well balanced finish. Aftertaste of apricot and honey linger in the mouth. Serve well chilled. Pairs perfectly with a variety of cheeses, vanilla ice cream or fresh fruit based desserts.  
Item code: 087752003367
Region: California
20.00 €
Ex Tax: 16.53 €
Herzog Late Harvest Zinfandel
Zinfandel
tasting notes: Full-bodied, intense flavors, with a rich texture and a lus- cious sweet berry fruit finish.
Item code: 087752010655
Region: Lodi, Califnornia
18.18 €
Ex Tax: 18.18 €
Herzog Selection Blanc De Blancs
Marlborough Chenin Blanc
Herzog Selection wines are all crafted by Pierre Miodownick. In his Brut Blanc de Blancs, he selects choice Chenin Blanc grapes from the Loire Valley—where it is known for achieving perfect ripeness and making great sparkling wine—and crafts this delicious, elegant cuvee that represents an outstanding value and authentic French elegance.  The aromas offer rich apple and white flower notes, while the palate sings with citrus, pear and a yeasty complexity. Bubbles as delicate as any you’ll f
Item code: 087752007020
Region: Marlborough
14.20 €
Ex Tax: 11.74 €
Herzog Selection Vin De Pays Royale Cabernet Sauvignon
Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon
Selected by Herzog Wines, this Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the vineyards of Languedoc on the French Mediterranean coast and benefits from the ideal climate of the area.  The grapes are harvested in late September and vinified by traditional methods using the most modern techniques. You will find this wine to be rich in character and expressing the best qualities of a Cabernet: light cassis aroma and flavor, soft mouth-feel, and long on the palate.  Best served at room temperature w
Item code: 087752003329
Region: Bordeaux
8.00 €
Ex Tax: 6.61 €