Lenny Recanati, owner and Chairman of Recanati Winery, has announced that they are building a new boutique winery facility in the Upper Galilee. The winery will be based in the Ramat Dalton Estate, which is also where Adir, Dalton and one of Carmel's wineries are situated. The new winery will make the Recanati's flagship wines, the Special Reserve and Reserves. It will have a visitors center and will host wine events. The rest of the wines will continue to be made at the existing winery at Emek Hefer.
Gil Shatzberg will be appointed Assistant Managing Director with special responsibility for the new project and the viticulture department. Ido Lewinsohn will become Chief Winemaker of Recanati Winery at Emek Hefer. Shatzberg and Lewinsohn will share winemaking duties as a team as they do today, with Koby Arbiv, the associate winemaker.
Recanati Winery is owned by Lenny Recanati and Uri Shaked. The CEO is Noam Jacoby. The main labels are the Recanati Special Reserve, Recanati Reserves, Upper Galilee, and their entry level wines are called Yasmin. The winery produces roughly a million bottles a year. In recent years the winery has been very successful in gaining international recognition, scoring 94 points in the Wine Enthusiast, 92 points in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate a few times, being selected in Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of the Year and having two wines selected by Berry Bros, in London.