Rockliffe Hall, the North East’s premier hotel, spa and golf resort, 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. He now lives with his family in Coxhoe, County Durham.
He brings to Rockliffe Hall a wealth of experience having worked in the industry for 26 years. He has always been fascinated and passionate about wine, cognac and single malt whisky and has won awards for his expertise and knowledge.
Daniel, who will spend most of his time in the hotel’s flagship restaurant, The Orangery, 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.”