A family's passion in
the art of wine making

Stephan Celniker

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 a well-known winery in South Africa. 
His entrance to the role brought with it a ‘new world’ approach to the winery, conserving mainly the aroma and focus on producing fresh, aromatic, crispy whites. In our red wines Stephan brought upon a change to the direction prioritizing the essence of the grapes, and preserving their fruit-forward taste, that are equally enjoyable with or without food.
Stephan places emphasis on aromatic flavors, steering away from letting the aging process in barrels overshadow the inherent qualities of the grapes.

Anne Marie Celniker

Anne Marie was born in France and lived in the Alsace region for a family of winemakers. She passed on her love of food and fine wine to Moshe after they met in 1975. Where it was clear that at one point a winery would be established in Israel. The combination of Anne’s endless romance, Moshe’s practicality and Stefan’s education, established Yaffo Winery.

Moshe Celniker

Since his arrival to France in the 70’s and his exposure to the wine and food culture of Alsace, Moshe was bitten by the winemaking bug and never stopped his occupation with the subject. Yaffo’s earlier wines were characterized by more complexed tannin rich flavours, with long fermentation periods that were suitable to the Israeli wine culture at the time. 
The humble beginning was summed up by a few barrels, with the whole family taking part in the winemaking process and the first bottles being handed out as gifts to friends. Due to enthusiastic reviews, the wine manufacturing grew while attempting to preserve the same meticulous cars of the first stages. The changes in wine culture, the winery’s growth and the joining of Stephan gave room to the more balanced and unique wines in our selection today.

Sophie mizrach

Sophie, the younger daughter of Anne and Moshe, has just recently joined the family business. She pursued studies of “food & beverage management” and gained extensive experience in the events industry over the years.
 Currently, she contributes her knowledge in hosting& events, takes charge of marketing and bringing a fresh and dynamic energy to the business.

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Wine is our painting and winemaking is our art – each wine with its character, each creation says different things. There is great beauty in wine and we strive to pass it to you with each sip.

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