Adam Montefiore

Adam Montefiore

Adam S. Montefiore is a wine industry insider turned wine writer, who has written his Wine Talk column for the Jerusalem Post since 2010. For thirty five years he has contributed to the advance of Israeli wine.

Born in London, brought up in England, he initially worked in the English wine trade. When he made Aliyah, he devoted himself to Israeli wine, working for many years for the Golan Heights Winery, Carmel and Yatir Winery. He has been referred to as 'The ambassador of Israeli wine' and 'the English voice of Israeli wine.' He was a founding member of ‘The Academy of Wine Service’ (UK) and founder of ‘Handcrafted Wines of Israel’. 

Montefiore is a member of ‘The Circle of Wine Writers’. 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 World Atlas of Wine’, ‘The Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia’, ‘Pocket Wine Book’ and ‘The Book of New Israeli Food’.

Other than writing about wine, he divides his time between ‘The Israel Wine Experience’, which educates about Israeli wine, and ‘Adam Montefiore Wine Consultancy’, which advises wineries, hotels, restaurants, retailers and private individuals. 

He is the fifth generation after Sir Moses Montefiore and the first from the family 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. His wife passed away in 2015 and he has three children and six grandchildren.


Contact Adam at Email: [email protected]
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