Oxnard, Calif., Sept. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Founded in 1903 by sugar magnate Henry Oxnard, the town that bears his name has become one of California’s best-kept coastal secrets. From a thriving industry of Fortune 500 companies (Amazon, Haas, Bayer, Volkswagen) and military bases to a strong collection of independent Mom & Pop shops and tourist attractions, the city has become a global destination for those seeking to enjoy the Southern California lifestyle at a slightly less hectic pace. And it was in this lively community that Herzog Wine Cellars and Tierra Sur decided to settle in 2005.

From its roots in Oxnard, Herzog Wine Cellars has become the largest winery in the region, producing several million bottles a year with international distribution. The Tierra Sur restaurant and its tasting room has been recognized as one of the best kosher restaurants in the world and attracts tourists and foodies from all over the world daily. The Herzog family has also worked hard to integrate the business into the community in accordance with the family philosophy of charity and strong roots.

The company has provided wine, donations and personnel to countless local charities and charity events. They created the Ventura County Wine Route to draw attention, not only to themselves, but to the burgeoning wine industry that had begun to pop up throughout West Ventura County. They’ve set up a mentorship program with Pacifica High School, interning their top restaurant cooking students until they graduate, with the opportunity to work in Tierra Sur’s famed kitchen upon receiving their diploma. And that’s just to start.

And it is for this international attention and work in the community that Herzog Wine Cellars and Tierra Sur received the Oxnard Award. Each year, the Chamber of Commerce bestows this prestigious award on an individual, group or business that brings broad recognition to the city while giving back and enriching the lives of residents. Previous recipients include Grammy Award-winning rapper Anderson .Paak, the Dallas Cowboys and Haas Automation.

Additionally, Herzog and Tierra Sur received official recognitions from the U.S. Congress, the California State Senate and Assembly, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, and the cities of Oxnard and Port Hueneme during a beautiful ceremony held in the historic Heritage Square in downtown Oxnard. , hosted by the West Ventura County Business Alliance. The intimate ceremony spotlighted companies and individuals who have made a difference by doing their part to make the community a better place for everyone and help those most in need. And it is in these stories of these other winners that inspired the Herzogs to create new initiatives and raise community awareness in the near future. The Herzog family has big plans for Oxnard, and working to strengthen the community that has so generously supported them plays an important role in those plans. In the immediate term, to say thank you and show their appreciation for the community, locals are invited to stop by for $1 wine tasting flights in the Herzog Tasting Room. The future of the Herzog family and the town of Oxnard is intertwined, and it’s an exciting prospect.


California-based Herzog Wine Cellars is a division of Royal Wine Corporation, a family-owned business and one of the largest producers of kosher wines in North America. Specializing in sustainable viticulture, Herzog offers more than 25 varietals in its award-winning wines, including brands like Baron Herzog and Jeunesse. The craftsmanship of Herzog wines is traced to a 150-year legacy of winemaking, passed down nine generations from Czechoslovakia to the United States and now led by Winemaking Operations Manager David Galzignato.

  • Herzog Wine Tasting Room

  • The Oxnard Trophy


Elisha A. Tilghman