Meet the Winemaker (Episode 83): Barry Saslove, Saslove Winery
Wine lover and educator, Barry Saslove, is partly credited for the rejuvenation of the Israeli wine industry in recent years. Saslove winery, a small family-run business, occupies twelve hectares in the Upper Galilee, the highest of which is 820 metres above sea level. Their vines, which are grown in basalt soil with limestone underneath, benefit from the cool dry mountain air and require very little water. Saslove, a Canadian, who prides himself in organic wine production, believes that letting the flavour of the soil permeate the vines is the only way to make true Israeli wines.
Barry Saslove’s love for cooking inspires his whole philosophy to winemaking – he is constantly adding, adjusting and tasting to find the perfect blend or marriage. Saslove His wines are meticulously crafted, fruity and elegant with good potential for aging. Saslove is equally passionate about winemaking as he is about bringing the pleasure of wine to others and today Saslove winery is as well known for its seminars taught by Barry Saslove himself, as it is for its exceptional wines.