Israel's Efrat Winery has signed an agreement with the Liquor Control Board of Ontario to market its wines in Canada.

The deal - valued at C$800,000 (US$687,860) - will see the LCBO distribute Efrat's Shiraz and Chardonnay wines throughout 30 of its stores. The wines will be sold in the Kosher wine sections, priced at C$13-17.

Efrat Winery was founded in 1870 by the Teperberg family and for many years produced mainly sacramental - or sweet red - wines. In recent years, the producer has begun producing higher quality wines.

The winery produces about 3.5m bottles a year.