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 over 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
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, based in the UK.’ He is author
of: ‘Domaine du Castel: The Biography’, ‘The Wine Route of Israel’, ‘Shvill Ha’Yayin’
and ‘Wines of Israel’. He is also a contributor to Jancis Robinson MW’s ‘The Oxford
Companion To Wine’, ‘The World Atlas of Wine’, ‘Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book’
and ‘The Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia.’ 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
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