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AMERICAN WINE TRAIL } HER ZO G WINE CELL ARS Excellent Legacy Herzog Wine Cellars carries on its more than century-long tradition of winemaking with top-selling brands and expansion into food distribution. B Y J I M H A R R I S WORLDLY: Herzog imports wine from 17 countries. C O M PA N Y P R O F I L E HERZOG WINE CELLARS HQ: Oxnard, Calif. EMPLOYEES: 50 SPECIALTY: Wine JOSEPH HERZOG, VICE PRESIDENT: “The winery carries the family name, so we wouldn’t want to have our names on the label of a wine we’re not personally proud of.” “All of our wines are great wines that happen to be kosher,” Herzog says. “A lot of our wines have broken out of the kosher market.” RANGE OF PRODUCTS T The Herzog family has prided itself on producing the highest quality of wine for generations. The company produces wine in New York, California and, most recently Oregon, where it just opened a winery. Herzog Wine Cellars has two main labels: Baron Herzog and Herzog Special Reserve, each of which produces several varieties of wine, vice president Joseph Herzog says. The company’s newest wine, Jeunesse, was introduced in 2006 from a 2005 vintage. The young semi-dry cabernet sauvignon, produced in the company’s Oxnard, Calif., winery, is unique in that it is a red wine available chilled. Jeunesse matches well with spicy Asian food, a cuisine that is typically difficult to pair with a wine, Herzog adds. One unifying element to all of the company’s wines is kosher production, though Herzog’s products are promoted beyond the kosher marketplace to the general wine market. In addition to its U.S.-based operation, Herzog produces and imports wines through parent company Royal Wine Corp. “We produce, import and distribute from 17 countries and to more than 30 countries,” Herzog says. One of Royal’s wines, Bartenura, is the top-selling imported moscato wine in the United States. The wine is produced in Italy. Another sister company, Kedem Food Products, offers a wide range of kosher food products. The company’s top seller is Kedem brand grape juice, available nationwide in major grocery and big-box chains including Walmart, Costco and Whole Foods. QUALITY GUARANTEED Herzog is proud of the quality of his family’s products. “The winery carries the family name, so we wouldn’t want to have our names on the label of a wine we’re not personally proud of,” he says. The company mostly buys its grapes from different producers all over the 32 food and drink • spring 2011 •

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Food and Drink - Spring 2011
Tableside Chat
Table of Contents
News a la Carte
Current Events
FAD Exclusive
A Ripening Field
History in the Making
New Wine Paradigm
Don Sebastiani & Sons/ The Other Guys
St. Julian Winery
Ste. Genevieve Winery
Herzog Wine Cellars
Meier’s Wine Cellar
Oak Ridge Winery
Producers: Keeping Trade Secrets
MaMa Rosa’s Pizza
Gel Spice Co. LLC
Vegetable Juices Inc.
Royal Caribbean Bakery/Caribbean Food Delights
Red Stripe Beer
Robertet Flavors
Annabelle Candy
Andrea Foods
Anchor Brewing
F&F Foods
Santa Sweets Inc.
Hillside Candy
Ricos Products
Sethness Greenleaf Inc.
Wunder-Bar: Automatic Bar Controls
Antigua Distillery
AMES International
Amato’s Bakery
Charlie’s Pride Meats
Citromax Group of Companies
Diamond Bakery
Grindmaster- Cecilware Corp.
Heartland Mill
Kirschenman Enterprises
Rakhra Mushroom Farm
FAME Food Management
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc.
Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd.
Sparrer Sausage Co. Inc.
Jamaican Teas Ltd.
Westminster Cracker Co.
Distributors: Don’t Risk It
The Fricks Company
U.S. Foodservice – Milwaukee Division
Arizona Select Distribution
Fairway Packing Co.
Ingredient Innovations
J.J. Taylor Distributing Co. of Minnesota Inc.
Mastronardi Produce
Milne Fruit Products Inc.
Pellerito Foods
Albion Fisheries Ltd.
RPE Inc.
Retailers: Savoring the Moment
Roadtown Wholesale Trading Ltd.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Quick Chek
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Sendik’s Fine Foods Inc.
Zaro’s Bakery
Balboa Brands
Restaurants: Toss Around Ideas
Sizzler USA
Dick’s Last Resort
Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd.
Liberty Entertainment Group
Roly Poly Franchise Systems
Santa Fe Cattle Co.
Winger’s USA Inc.
Bensi Restaurant Group Inc.
Leo’s Coney Island
Three Things

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