It all began in the 70’s in Strasbourg, France, where Moshe, a physical therapy student, met Ann, the daughter of a deep-seated Alsace-ian family. After visiting the family’s home, Moshe was charmed by his hosts close connection to the land and nature, the world of winemaking was revealed to him and the rich culture and home-made wines did their job.
Yaffo’s winemaker graduated from Hebrew University’s agricultural faculty and winemaking studies at the Bourgogne region in France. Stephan then sharpened his skills during a year of work at a winery in St. Emilion region and an additional famous winery in South Africa.
His entrance to the role brought with it a ‘new world’ approach to the winery, conserving mainly the aroma and giving room to fruit flavours. In our red wines Stephan brought upon a change to the direction of friendly, light, unbinding wines with short fermentation periods that are equally enjoyable with or without food. Yaffo’s wed wines are still aged in barrels but more room is kept for fruity tastes, not allowing the aging process to take over the flavours.
The winery’s white wines are not aged in barrels, making them light, crispy and aromatic as opposed to the old European way of barrel aging.