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20 Sep 2011

Meet the Winemaker (Episode 90): Shiki Rauchberger, Teperberg 1870

Debra takes a stroll with Shiki Rauchberger of the iconic Teperberg 1870 Winery, the largest winery in Israel, established in 1870. They talk about the key qualities of Terperberg’s wines, as well as what being a kosher wine producer means (and how they are looking to break the stereotype).

Shiki explains what a demanding but fulfilling industry winemaking is, and how his love for the process stems from its mix of core agriculture, hands-on creation in the winery and the new challenges every season presents. Finally, Shiki explains how the future of the Israeli wine industry is connected to global warming, with Malbec a possible up-and-coming hero, perfectly suited to Israel’s climactic conditions.

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