Adam S. Montefiore


“Adam S. Montefiore is not just a great Israeli wine writer, he is a great wine writer (period!) and a great writer (period again!). His columns are stories not scores, they tell us about human experience without judgment and they encourage us to experience wine as it should be experienced.” Martin Sinkoff

Adam Montefiore is a freelance wine writer, who has been writing for  international and Israeli publications for over thirty years. Since 2010, he has been the wine writer for the Jerusalem Post. He is a  member of The Circle of Wine Writers. This is the world’s leading international association of authors, writers, journalists and lecturers communicating about wines.

Adam Montefiore is the biographer of the Domaine du Castel and the Golan Heights Winery arguably Israel’s two most famous wineries. He is author of the books The Wine Route of Israel, Wines of Israel, Shvill Ha’Yayin, Domaine du Castel: The Biography (nominee for the Gourmand Awards) and Golan Heights Winery: Forty Years Of Quality, Innovation and Authenticity. He has written the booklets on behalf of the Judean Hills Quartet, The Israel Export Institute, The Ministry of Tourism and 120 Harvests, a history of Carmel Winery. He contributed to The Book of New Israeli Food by Janna Gur, writing the chapters on olive oil and wine, and to Time and Place, Tzora Vineyards.

He has written the section on ‘Israel’ and ‘Kosher’ for The Oxford Companion To Wine by Jancis Robinson MW, the leading wine reference book, for the editions published in 2006, 2015 and 2023. For over 28 years he has contributed to Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book, the world’s largest selling wine book, on Israel and the Eastern Mediterranean. He has also contributed to The World Atlas of Wine, Wine Grapes, Oz Clarke’s Pocket Wine A-Z , Robert Parker’s Wine Buyer’s Guide, The Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia and Wine Folly.


Adam Montefiore was instrumental in the setting up of the first English language website about Israeli wine. He has kept the English site going for twenty years providing content, news items and articles. He writes for 

He also written for the Jewish Chronicle and has had articles published in Al Hashulchan, Ish Anavim, Israel Wines, Wine & Gourmet, Ynet (in Israel); Beverage Media, The New York Times, Wine Folly (USA); Enotria (France); Meininger’s Wine Business International (Germany); and Drinks International, Harpers, Wine & Spirit (UK).

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