The secret of the wine’s magic, complexity, and fascinating taste lie primarily in the deep involvement of the vintner in growing the vines in the vineyard and the close personal supervision of the wine-production processes in the winery, but first and foremost with the work of a good team in the winery and cooperation with the vineyard team.
In order to establish a professional winery of the highest degree, the well-known and experienced vintner Mr. Lewis Pasco was brought in to the team.
Mr. Pasco completed his M.S. studies at Davis Viticulture and at Enology Institute University of California in 1992. Following, cellar Internship in Hess Collection Winery, Napa California, he became an assistant winemaker at Wellington Vineyards, Glen Ellen, Sonoma County, California. Pasco became a winemaker at Twin Brook Winery, Gap, Pennsylvania. Subsequently, a winemaker / Production Manager at Marimar Torres Estate, Sebastopol, Sonoma County, California, he was also an assistant winemaker at Chimney Rock Winery, Napa, California, leading to Lead Enologist at St Supery Winery, Rutherford, Napa Valley, California.
In 1997 Lewis came to Israel and established some of the most prestigious wineries in the country:
1997 – 2000 Head winemaker, Tishbi Winery,
2000 – 2008: Head winemaker, Recanati Winery, where he designed and managed from the very beginning all the winery aspects. Under his leadership, the winery was awarded multiple medals and trophies in major international competitions.
Under his stewardship the Recanati winery received three “Best of Country” trophies at VINEXPO, Bordeaux along with numerous Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals at both International and Israeli major wine competitions.
With over 20 years of experience in winemaking for leading wineries in Israel, France, and the United States, and dozens of prestigious awards, Lewis decided to establish his own brand with us in Binnun winery.
The Bin Nun staff includes:
Chief Vintner, Lewis Pasco