Author: Michael Cervin

A lesson in kosher wines

Herzog Winery 3201 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard 983-1560 www.herzogwinecellars.com  As I sit down with Joe Hurliman, winemaker at Herzog Wine Cellars in Oxnard, it dawns on him that it was, almost to this day, 19 years ago, that he joined Herzog. Back then it was producing 150,000 cases of wine, a staggering amount, thus making it the largest winery in Ventura County. As of now, it’s a quarter of a million cases distributed to all 50 states and beyond. Herzog is known not only for its ubiquitous wines, but also its award-winning restaurant, Terra Sur. “Being in Oxnard has...

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For the love of Burgundy

Labyrinth Winery 607 Main St., suite D Ventura 585-2238 Lybrinthwinery.com An Australian who loves Burgundy has a tasting room in Ventura. Yeah, that sounds about right. It’s a Sunday as I head to the Main Street tasting room of Labyrinth, formerly a dress shop and now the only winery tasting room in Downtown, which opened four years ago. Labyrinth was started by Ariki Hill, originally from Australia, and he focused on pinot noir. Hill was joined by co-owners Ed and Stephanie Schwartz (both Ariki and Ed were biochemists in a former life), who expanded their wine offerings, meaning they...

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