When Abram Teperberg immigrated to Israel in 1870, he built the first winery in the ancient city with his son Zeev, who is considered the founder of the company. The name Ephrath was chosen after the biblical road “Ephrath is Beth-Lechem,” the route along which the grapes were brought to the winery. The Hebrew name indicates that kosher wine began to be produced for the commercial market here in Israel.
Today the winery is run by Motti Teperberg, the fifth generation of the Teperberg family. Family ownership is one of the milestones of the business and the sixth generation, Amotz Teperberg, recently joined the business. He combines work and academic studies.