The story of the RECANATI WINERY, a producer of high quality Mediterranean wines, begins with a profound bond with the Land of Israel coupled with a passion for fine wine. With the creation of the winery in 2000, Lenny Recanati's life-long dream to produce truly world-class wines reached fruition. The Recanati winery is today the sixth largest winery in Israel and its wines can be found in the U.S., the U.K., Germany, France, Italy and Japan.
Owner of the finest private wine collection in Israel, Lenny Recanati is a successful international banker and financier and a member of one of Israel's most prominent families. Prior to making their home in Israel in the early 1900s, Recanati's ancestors had lived for centuries in Italy, one of the world's premier sources of fine wines. Consequently, Italy and the U.S. (where Recanati spent a portion of his student years) represent the winery's first two export markets.

Chief winemaker at Recanati is Gil Shatsberg, a graduate of the U.C. Davis wine program. Formerly a winemaker at Israel's Amphorae and Carmel wineries, Gil brings to Recanati proven expertise in his field, allied to a devotion to artistry and craftsmanship in winemaking.

Located in Israel's Hefer Valley within the Upper Galilee, the newly built Recanati winery obtains its grapes from some of the area's finest high-altitude vineyards, which enjoy a climate similar to that of California's Napa Valley. Warm days and contrastingly cool nights, together with ideal chalky-gravelly soil conditions and limited rainfall, create an ideal environment in which to nurture these classic varietals.

Recanati wines are certified kosher.

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Recanati Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
“Bright ruby red. Delicate smoky aroma with hints of spice. Medium-bodied, with flavors of blackberries, plums and herbs.” ~Winery notes
Item Number: 29831
Case: $167.40

Recanati Merlot 2016
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90“Deep violet in the glass, this wine offers aromas of black cherry, strawberry and black pepper. It is bright on the palate, with soft tannins and flavors of tart cherry, cranberry, juniper berry and black pepper that round off in a zippy finish.”~MD
Item Number: 28234
Case: $155.40

Recanati Reserve Wild Carignan 2014
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Spectator 91 “A minerally and pure red, with brambly notes to the raspberry, cherry tart and red currant flavors. Pastry details linger on the spicy, fresh finish, accented by white pepper hints. Kosher. Drink now through 2019.”  Wine Enthusiast 91 “Dark red-violet in color, this wine has
Item Number: 27247

Recanati 'Reserve' Merlot 2013
93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93 “A bouquet of cherry, apple and cranberry primes the taste buds for flavors of blackberry, red plum, butterscotch, mint and coffee. There is a good balance of slightly grippy tannins and bold acidity, wrapping up in a bright, lasting cherry finish. One or two years of aging
Item Number: 25964
Case: $149.70

Recanati 'Yasmine' Red
" Yasmin Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz grapes grown in the winery’s vineyards in the Galilee and the Ella Valley. This light-bodied wine has rich fruity flavors and low astringency and can be enjoyed while still young. " ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 6523
Case: $107.40

Recanati Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
“Bright ruby red. Delicate smoky aroma with hints of spice. Medium-bodied, with flavors of blackberries, plums and herbs.” ~Winery notes

Recanati 'Reserve' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93 “This deep ruby wine offers a bouquet of blackberry, cassis and a slight touch of bell pepper. The full palate is bolstered by opulent tannins, offering flavors of black cherry, black currant and vanilla, with fennel, black pepper and a hint of spice on the finish. Kosher.”  "

Recanati Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 " Editors Choice" "Red-violet in the glass, this wine has a nose of black cherry and freshly ground coffee. It is soft on entry, but velvety tannins and flavors of blackberry, vanilla, espresso bean and a soft hint of cocoa powder render it a more sophisticated quaff than first

Recanati Merlot 2015
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 "Inky red-violet in the glass, the wine has aromas of black cherry and chocolate. It is pleasing on the palate, with fruit-dominated flavors of cherry, raspberry, pomegranate, vanilla and espresso. Smooth soft tannin linger a moment past finish marked by a splash of cranberry

Recanati 'Reserve' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
"This wine, intense and generous, has a luscious lingering flavours of forest berries, black plum and vanilla with the aromas of Mediterranean herbs, such as thyme and rosemary. Best served: This rich, full-bodied wine with its soft, smooth tannins, balanced acidity and long finish is especially

Recanati 'Special Reserve' Red 2007
"A smooth and elegant Cabernet Sauvignon with aroma of red fruit and black forest berries, chocolate and black plums. Spiced with a hint of Mediterranean herbs such as marjoram, Rosemarie and thyme. With its soft, refined tannins, balanced acidity and long finish this rich and full-bodied wine

Recanati Shiraz 2010
"Leonardo Recanati's Italian heritage lies at the root of his passion for quality winemaking. In Israel the Mediterranean climate and ancient soils of the upper Galilee are well suited for the cultivation of fine Shiraz grapes. Rich and aromatically complex, Recanati Shiraz reveals layers of

Recanati Merlot 2010
" Grapes for this Merlot are grown in vineyards set in the hills of Jerusalem and Northern Galilee, where the diverse soil composition, ranging from deep red alluvial loam to porous marl, lends the grapes an intensely fruity character." ~ Winery notes

Recanati Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
" Bright ruby red. Delicate smoky aroma with hints of spice. Medium-bodied, with flavors of blackberries, plums and herbs. " ~ Winery notes