Kerem Montefiore is a small boutique winery, founded to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of Mishkenot Sha’ananim by Sir Moses Montefiore. This was the first neighborhood built outside the Old City Walls of Jerusalem and it was to become the cornerstone of modern Jerusalem. When the land was originally purchased by Moses Montefiore in 1855, it was known as 'Kerem Moshe Montefiore V' Yehudit' - Moses and Judith Montefiore’s Vineyard. The area was later divided into two neighborhoods, Mishkenot Sha’ananim and Yemin Moshe. The founding of the winery celebrates the person, the place and the vision. Sir Moses Montefiore was a ground breaking humanitarian, a philanthropist and a campaigner for Jewish emancipation. He was born in Tuscany, but lived in England. Arguably the most famous Jew of the 19th century, he did much to develop the idea of a world Jewish community and he placed Israel at its heart. Montefiore was a fervent advocate of agriculture and he bought the first land for this purpose. He encouraged the planting of vines & olive trees. Moses Montefiore was also a wine connoisseur, drinking a bottle of wine every day.