MONTEFIORE WINERY

"An intriguing, new, small winery. A lot of history there and some good winemaking ideas." Mark Squires

"For my first impression, the style seemed to lean to elegance and harmony. These are graceful wines, not bombastic wines…they are a pleasure to drink."  Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

"Said partner Rachel Montefiore, 'the intention is to make wines with elegance and good balancing acidity, which are refreshing and good with food.' They are right on track." Mark Squires

"Special kudos to Montefiore. They are generating the most excitement in my book. They keep getting better and better." Mark Squires

MONTEFIORE WHITE

2012   92 points, Times of Israel

2012   4th=  in 'Other Whites' category, New Israeli Wine Guide 2014

2012   “An aromatic nose .. a lovely combination of fresh minerality & a soft herbaceous note. Palate is mineral,.. good structure…happy citrus and stone fruit character.” New Israeli Wine Guide 2014

2013  "Fresh and friendly, this is a charming white with good balance and well integrated acidity. It finishes with some flavorful fruit…it should be a popular summer white." Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

2013  Bronze Medal & 3rd in 'White Blends' category, Eshkol Ha'Zahav Competition 2014

2014  Gold Medal Trophy & 1st place in its category, Eshkol Ha'Zahav Competition 2015

2014  "Fresh and juicy, this dribbles flavorful fruit over the palate and tastes just great." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

2014 Selected in list of Top 18 White Wines, Jewish Week 2016

2015  89 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

2015 "Smooth texture and round feel, with expressive fruit on the finish." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

MONTEFIORE RED

2012  One of ‘Top Ten Israeli Red Wines’, New Israeli Wine Guide 2014

2012  “The nose is perfumed, fresh and floral, and is complimented by a soft orange peel note. Mouthfeel is silky and soft with floral notes and a good amount of light sweet fruit. Finish is generous and long.” New Israeli Wine Guide

2012  2nd =  in 'Mediterranean' category, New Israel Wine Guide 2014

2012  Selected and listed by Hedonism Wine Shop, Mayfair, London

2012  90 points, Wine Enthusiast

2013  "I like this wine a lot….It does have sensual texture, fruit-forward intensity of flavor and a graceful, harmonious feel. ….Call it a summer Red if you must. It's delicious and it's at a pretty nice price, easily the best value here….you will love the sheer, elegant, understated pleasure of it." Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

2013  Gold Medal Trophy & 1st place in its category, Eshkol Ha'Zahav Competition 2014

2013  Bronze Medal, International Wine Challenge 2015

2014  "Chill it just a bit...and it can be a great summer red." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

2014  Listed by Tesco, U.K.

2014  90 points, Wine Enthusiast

2015   89 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

2015    "Bursting with flavor, alive and fresh." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

2015   Selected on list 'Best of 2016', Robert Parker's Wine Advocate  

2015    Best Value Israeli Wine of 2016, Haaretz Newspaper

MONTEFIORE CABERNET SAUVIGNON

2013  Bronze Medal, Best Value 2015

2013  Selected and listed by Derech Ha'Yayin wine store chain

2014  91 points, Wine Enthusiast

MONTEFIORE SYRAH

2010   91 points, Wine & Dine

2010   90 points, Wine Enthusiast

2011   Selected for the wine list of El Al Israeli Airlines

2011   "…the wine has a silky feel and an elegant, easily approachable demeanor. ….its overall balance is lovely….It is a perfect food wine, with ripe tannins and a lively feel." Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

2011   92 points, ESRA Magazine

2011   2nd = in 'Syrah/ Shiraz' category, New Israeli Wine Guide 2015

2012   "A real Syrah! Well-balanced and harmonious." Comprehensive Guide To Israeli Wines 2016

MONTEFIORE PETITE SIRAH

2010  91 points, Wine & Dine

2010  4th in 'Mediterranean' category, New Israeli Wine Guide 2014

2010  “An intriguingly rich nose dominated by ripe fruit and an earthy character. The palate is extremely rich, yet balanced…..an intense, complex wine” New Israeli Wine Guide

2010  Selected and listed by Hedonism Wine Shop, Mayfair, London

2011  "…this is beautifully balanced, graceful and silky….. Overall…it is quite lovely, a wine that will grow on you at the table. I liked it more as it aired out." Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

2011  92 points, ESRA Magazine

2011  2nd = in 'Other Red Varieties' category, New Israeli Wine Guide 2015

2011  Silver Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards 2015

2012  Gold Medal Trophy & 1st place in its category, Eshkol Ha'Zahav Competition 2015

2012  "Gracefully structured...The fruit and flavor dribble over the palate. It is hard to resist." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

2012   Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge 2016

2012   90 points, Comprehensive Guide To Israeli Wines 2016

2013   91 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

2013   "This shows finesse and concentration...smooth, always controlled and rather delicious." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

MONTEFIORE KEREM MOSHE

2011  "This wine is good, very restrained and precise; Very classic....it is still young and seems to  definitely have room to develop." The Daily Spittoon

2011  "..a graceful wine, surprisingly elegant with fine texture and a ton of charm." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

2011   Double Gold Medal, Sakura Awards, Japan

2012  Selected for the wine list of El Al Israeli Airlines

2012  90 points, Annual Israeli Tasting, WINET

2012  90 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

2012 "Very graceful with an understated feel to it....silky mid palate...its elegance and fine flavor make it easy to appreciate...Overall, it's a beautiful performance and fine food wine." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

2012  90 points, Comprehensive Guide To Israeli Wines 2016

2012  90 points, Wine Enthusiast

2013  90 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

2013  "Understated, fresh and beautifully structured...it is beautiful and hard to resist." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

MONTEFIORE ARIA RESERVE

2013  90 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

2013  "Nicely focused, with a round, caressing feel to it, this finishes with bursts of beefy flavor." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

2013   91 points, Wine Enthusiast