Recanati Winery was founded in 2000 by Lenny Recanati and Uri Shaked. Their goal was to create a new winery that would produce original Israeli quality wine. The philosophy of the winery is to produce local and original wines, wines that best express the local terroir.
The winemaking process is led by chief winemaker Kobi Arviv, who began his career at the winery in 2006. Arviv, a talented and original winemaker, believes in matching Mediterranean varieties to the Israeli climate. The winery has vineyards in the best growing areas in the country, and is very particular about growing unique Mediterranean varieties like Petite Sirah, Marselan and Carignan, and local varieties like Marawi. Classic international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are also cherished.
The winery is proud of its unprecedented achievements in recent years, both locally and internationally. However, the winery does not rest on its laurels and continues to cultivate new vineyards, conduct agricultural and wine research, and - most importantly - produce wine with great passion and a constant drive to improve and maximise the beautiful Israeli terroir at its disposal. Recanati Winery, the symbol of excellence.