Philosophically, wine is not a beverage of daily consumption on the Jewish religion; it is primarily used to mark those special moments in religious life: births, weddings, religious occasions or holidays such as the shabbat. Therefore, it demands production by Jews with an utmost consideration of the Torah and its commandments.
The Kosher vinification procss reqires the establishment of onsite teams at each location, every member of which possessing expert knowledge both of the practical winemaking aspect and of the religious responsibilities at hand.
Each and every process is supervised by a Rabbi, asserting that every step in the Kosher winemaking chart is respected – from harvest to bottling.To complete this process, each Rabbi will recognize the wine as Kosher by affixing their representative seal on the label, the cork, and th capsule of the bottle.
Kehal Yeréïm Paris (KYP)
The KYP certification is deemed to be one of the highest guarantee of Kosher supervision in the European Orthodox community. The Rabbinate Kehal Yeréïm Paris was established in 1996 from a nucleus formed by former students of Rouv (Rabbi Chaim Yaakov Rottenberg zl), having received directly from him qualified training of high level Rabbanims. This community strives to seek Hidourim (embellishments) in the most possible areas.
A vinification process has been established. It is provided by Rabbanims and Machgui'him (supervisors) trained by Rouv (zl) and enjoying a long experience. Large Rabbanims of our generation (Guedolim) insisted that Kashrut is aligned with the best Kashrut in Israel.
KYP is currently under the control of Rav Michael Benitah shlita (under the aegis of Rav Yitzchak Katz shlita).
13, rue Pavée
75004 Paris, France.
Tel: +33 (0) 1 53 01 26 26
Rav Mordekhaï Rottenberg (CIOP)
The Rottenberg CIOP certification is deemed to be one of the highest in the international monitoring Orthodox community. The Paris Orthodox Jewish Community was founded in 1964 by Rouv (Rav Chaim Yaakov Rottenberg zl). It is on the basis of its specific knowledge and expertise of Moses laws developed a qualitative momentum of high-level Kashrut for a variety of food products.
Composed of more than 30 Rabbanims and Machgui'him this Kashrut places great importance to the quality of processes and compliance products, with the aim to continuously improve their implementation.
The Rottenberg certification is now under the direct control of Rav Mordechai Rottenberg shlita.
10, rue Pavée
75004 Paris, France.
Tel: +33 (0) 1 42 77 81 51
Kosher International Certification (KIR)
The Badatz Igud Rabbonim KIR is one of the largest Kosher Certification organisations in Europe today. The KIR is recognised as a Mehadrin hechsher and is universally accepted for the highest standards in the Kashrus industry. The KIR organization has a team of a 60 very competent employees. It certifies products all over the world and utilises the services of experts in the field of kashrut and food production technology.
Two of the most respectable Rabbis have joined forces and created KIR : Rav Osher Yaakov Westheim and Rav Ephraïm Crémisi.
15, Broom Lane
Salford M7 4EQ, England.
Tel: +44 161 720 8598
Orthodoxe Union (OU)
The OU (Orthodox Union) Kosher is the world’s largest and most widely recognized kosher certification agency, certifying close to 1,000,000 products produced in over 8,000 plants located in 80 countries around the world.
Founded in 1898, the Orthodox Union has more than 600 Rabbinic Filed Representatives, proficient in modern food production techniques and chemical and biological processes, no less than the intricacies of Jewish law.
11 Broadway, New York
NY 10004, United States of America.
Tel: +1 212 563 4000
Beth Din de Paris (BDP)
We can find the KBDP logo on product certified by the Beth Din of Paris. les produits homologués par le Beth-Din de Paris, on trouve le logo KBDP. The Logo KBDP - Kosher Beth Din of Paris - corresponds to a certification established by the Consistory of Paris so that products that meet all the criteria of the Kashrut can be sold in supermarkets or other stores, outside Hide network shops. Over 3000 products are now certified BDP.
This certification will evolve according to the development of new European standards.
The Kashrut logo is recognized as a benchmark of quality.
17, rue St Georges, 75009 Paris, France.
Tel: +33 (0) 1 40 82 26 75