• שיקי ראוכברגר

    Shlomo (Shiki) Rauchberger

    chief winemaker at Teperberg Winery since 2002

    Shiki is considered one of Israel’s most respected and recognized winemakers, winning the title of “Best Israeli Winemaker of 2009”. He completed his

    undergraduate and graduate studies in agriculture, specializing in vine growing, at the Faculty of Agriculture in Rehovot and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His winemaking education came from graduate studies at UC Davis, California. Along with his studies, he gained practical experience working at the San-Martin winery alongside international winemaker Peter Stern. Prior to joining Teperberg, he served for nine

    years as head winemaker at Carmel wineries and even specialized at additional wineries in Chile and Australia. Shiki believes that the more we learn adopt human qualities from vines – respectful, friendly, modest in demands, connecting people – wine will fulfill its mission not only as asensory pleasure but also with a worldview and a more connectedand esteemed society.

  • דניאל פרידנברג

    Daniel Friedenberg

    winemaker at Teperberg winery since 2016

    Daniel was born in the US and immigrated to Israel in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology, which led him to continue his medical studies. Upon arrival in Israel he felt a deep connection with the innovative and generous

    agriculture in Israel, especially with the beauty of the vineyards. These feelings led him to graduate studies in plant sciences at the Faculty of Agriculture in Rehovot where he investigated the effect of the quantity of grapes on the uniformity and structure of the cluster. After graduation he understood the complexity of growing grapes and the ability to influence wine production in the winery as well. After two years working at Israeli wineries, he continued to study for a master’s degree in winemaking from Cornell University in the US, where he worked in a sensory laboratory that explored taste and smell and studied the philosophy of producing white wine in cool areas. Danny joined the team of winemakers at Teperberg Winery in the summer of 2016. His passion is to create wine by combining the traditional art with today’s innovations.

  • צבי סקייסט

    Zvi Skeist

    Winemaker at Teperberg Winery since 2023

    Zvi Skeist, is a winemaker who completed his Bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Agriculture of Hebrew University in Rehovot and an Associates degree in winemaking from the University of Adelaide, Australia.

    He brings with him over 30 years of experience in the field of wine and alcohol.

    He previously served as a winemaker at several wineries including Carmel and Barkan, he was chief winemaker at Jerusalem Winery and also served as a consultant to wineries in Israel and abroad.

     

    Zvi’s “wine credo” holds that three major participants are required to make the wine dream come true:

    Grapes: Variety and Terroir

    Technology: Equipment that helps us actualize the dream – containers, barrels, etc. …

    And most importantly –

    The human touch: a conglomerate of winemakers and viticulturists that come together to creatively make the dream of top-quality soulful wine a reality and finally being joined by all those sipping the dream