Kosher wine has a rich and sacramental role in Jewish history and winemaking started east of the Mediterranean where Lebanon and Israel stand today long before it did in Bordeaux and Burgundy! After the Roman conquest of Israel the Jews emigrated all over the world in what's known as the Diaspora, bringing their methods and practices with them, and today you can find Kosher wines from most of the famous wine-producing countries.
We're now in our 4th vintage of Kosher production, having teamed up with two of our favourite growers - the maverick 100-point Saint-Emilion winemaker Jonathan Maltus and Burgundy superstar Etienne de Montille - to make hands down the best Kosher wine available in the UK.
This means access to some of the greatest wines from the most coveted parcels in Bordeaux and top premier cru sites in Burgundy’s Volnay, Pommard and Puligny-Montrachet. The process is simple. They are crowdfunded by syndicates in volumes of 2+ barrels (600+ bottles) and made available at the best price to syndicate members. All wines are supervised by Rabbi Akiva Padwa, Director of Certification at KLBD, and project managed by our chairman Nathan on behalf of the syndicate.
Our 2020 Kosher production is well under way, with most of the shares allocated already. If you have any questions about Kosher wine or are interested in joining the syndicate, please
get in touch.
Club Pontet Labrie
One of the most thrilling parts of Honest Grapes is our exclusive project with the illustrious 100-point, OBE awarded winemaker Jonathan Maltus. Situated on one of the best Grand Cru sites on the limestone plateau of St Emilion, with an annual production of just 300 cases and critic scores into the high 90s, Pontet Labrie is one of the world’s rarest and most coveted fine wines.
Club members receive two annual cases of each vintage of a 96+ point rated Grand Cru Saint Emilion from one of Bordeaux’ most famous winemakers, that only 150 people globally have access to (personalised large formats available).
The Events & Network
Access to a programme of great wine-based experiences, across Europe, with a fascinating bunch of successful fellow bon viveurs, including “at home” fine wine dinners and tastings in London and Bordeaux, with the winemaker himself and other luxury partners.
Investing in Pleasure
The accompanying prestige with production moving into the new Norman Foster designed winery (due for completion 2021), and expectation of subsequent upgrade in the 2022 Saint Emilion re-classification, is very likely to result in a positive upward market re-positioning of Jonathan Maltus’s wines.
to allocations of our most sought-after fine wines and discounts to market on specifically chosen wines.