Kosher Spanish Wines

By: Genevieve Mc Carthy / Last updated: December 28, 2023


Kosher wine is prepared and produced following specific guidelines in accordance with Jewish dietary laws, known as kashrut. These guidelines originate from the Torah and include particular requirements for the ingredients used, the equipment used in production, and the handling process. For wine to be considered kosher, it must be made by Jewish individuals who adhere to these rules, ensuring that the entire winemaking process is carried out in a way that maintains its kosher status. This often involves using only kosher-certified ingredients, equipment, and processes. Kosher wine is commonly used in Jewish religious ceremonies and observances.


In Spain, where a vibrant Sephardic Jewish community thrives, particularly in Catalunya, a diverse range of high-quality Kosher wines is gaining prominence. Here, we present a curated collection of notable wineries that merit your exploration:


Founded in 1996 by Moisés Cohen, an accomplished agricultural engineer hailing from Casablanca, and his partner Anne Aletá, a skilled sommelier from Toulouse, Elvi Wines embarked on a remarkable path to success. The duo’s passion for winemaking led them to acquire an aging vineyard Clos Mesorah nestled in the picturesque Priorat region, just south of Barcelona. It was here that they set the stage for their vinicultural venture.

The culmination of their dedication arrived in 2003, with the release of their inaugural vintage. This pivotal moment marked the genesis of Elvi Wines’ captivating odyssey into the realm of winemaking.

Its Jewish ownership distinguishes it; Elvi Wines is Spain’s preeminent Kosher wine establishment. Imbued with rich traditions and crafted in accordance with rigorous dietary laws, their wines offer an unparalleled fusion of quality and devotion.

Under the Elvi Wines umbrella, several key brands shine brightly. Makor, 770, and Adar exemplify the company’s commitment to producing an array of delectable kosher wines, each resonating with its unique character and essence.

As Elvi Wines continues to flourish, it enriches Spain’s viticultural landscape and pays homage to its Jewish heritage, leaving an indelible mark on the world of wine.



Founded in the picturesque Montsant region in 1933, this cooperative winery has established a distinguished reputation for high-quality wines. And in 1995, A Jewish family from the vibrant city of Barcelona approached the winery with an intriguing proposition: They asked whether the winery would be willing to manufacture Kosher wine. Capçanes became the trailblazer, crafting the first kosher wine to be commercially available in Spain. Today, connoisseurs consider its Peraj Ha’abib wine one of the world’s finest kosher wines.




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2 thoughts on “Kosher Spanish Wines

Bebe Rasoolsays:

July 6, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Great write-up! This is a highly enlightening website which you have.


March 10, 2010 at 5:39 pm

Interesting list of wine, I must admit that I have never heard of it but for everything has to be a first time..

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