Adam S. Montefiore has contributed to the advance of Israeli wine for over thirty years. Born in London, he initially worked in the English wine trade. When he made Aliyah, he devoted himself to Israeli wine, working for many years for Israel’s two most famous wineries, Carmel Winery and the Golan Heights Winery. During all this time he has arguably been the most visual champion of Israeli wine in the wider world, being referred to as 'The Israeli wine ambassador' and 'the English voice of Israeli wine.' Now, Adam Montefiore divides his time between three projects: Kerem Montefiore, the winery where two of his children are partners, The Israel Wine Experience, which educates about Israeli wine, and Handcrafted Wines of Israel, a prestige group of small wineries and cult wines. He also acts as a wine consultant to a number of wineries.
Montefiore frequently writes about wine in both Israeli and international publications. He is author of The Wine Route of Israel, Shvill Ha’Yayin and Wines of Israel. He is also a contributor to The Oxford Companion To Wine, the Pocket Wine Book, the Pocket Wine A-Z and The Book of New Israeli Food. He is the wine writer for the Jerusalem Post, and has written his Wine Talk column since 2010.
He is the fifth generation after Sir Moses Montefiore and the first from the family ever to make Aliyah. His brothers include historian Simon Sebag Montefiore (author of Jerusalem: The Biography) and writer Hugh Sebag Montefiore. He lives in Ra’anana, north of Tel Aviv and has three children and four grandchildren.
Email Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org