Rockliffe Hall in the North East has appointed a new head sommelier.
Daniel Jonberger, originally from Sweden, moved to the UK in 1997 and has worked at various hotels as a sommelier and in senior management roles ever since, having worked in the industry for a total of 26 years.
He now lives with his family in Coxhoe, County Durham.
Jonberger has a passion for wine, cognac and single malt whisky and has won awards for his skill, expertise and knowledge.
The main part of his role will see him working in the hotel’s flagship restaurant, The Orangery, sharing his insight with guests.
Jonberger says: “I am delighted to be joining the team at Rockliffe Hall. It has a fantastic reputation and has already won so many awards but its potential is incredible. I’m looking forward to helping enhance the wine offering at the resort and will be working closely with the various food and beverage teams here to help further improve the wine lists in the other restaurants, The Brasserie and The Clubhouse.”
Eamonn Elliott, chief executive at Rockliffe Hall, says: “We are so pleased to have Daniel joining us at Rockliffe Hall. His expertise is second to none and we’re certain he will introduce some exceptional wines to our lists. In the very short time he has been with us we have already had some amazing feedback from guests dining in The Orangery, complimenting him on the wines he pairs with dishes, and his enthusiasm and knowledge.”