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North East Sommeliers “Call My Bluff” Wine Event

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Spend an evening guided (or misguided!) by a pair of the North East’s best wine experts.

Tuesday 5th February 2019

Two of the North East’s best head sommeliers will guide you through their selection of five wines throughout the evening. Taste your way to a decision on which one is bluffing! 

Rockliffe Hall’s very own Daniel Jonberger and Jesmond Dene House’s Alex Macpherson will go head to head in the Orangery to try and confuse you with their wine wizardry… They will be kept in check however, by expert Ben Williams of Berkmann Cellars.

To complement your experience, you will also enjoy delicious cheese and charcuterie boards followed by sharing platters of desserts.  

The Experts

Daniel Jonberger – Rockliffe Hall 

With over 28 years of experience, Daniel’s wine journey has seen him at the Samling and Holbeck Ghyll to name a few. As Head Sommelier at the Orangery, Daniel thrives to create an ever evolving wine list with wines from all over the world. 

Alex Macpherson 
Head Sommelier at Jesmond Dene House 

The Moderator 
Ben Williams from Berkmanns Cellars 

To find out more and book your place please call 01325 729999 or email 

This Festival of Food event includes

  • An evening in the Orangery hosted by Rockliffe Hall, Jesmond Dene House and Berkmann Cellars
  • Tasting of five wines during which decide which sommelier is telling the truth
  • Sharing boards to complement the wines including cheese, charcuterie and desserts
  • As part of Rockliffe Hall's Festival of Food


Date & Time: Tuesday 5th February 2019, from 7pm
Price: £45 per person
Location: The Orangery

Raising funds for Hospitality Action

Over the eight day event, money will be raised for Hospitality Action. The charity offers vital assistance to those working, or who have worked within hospitality in the UK and who find themselves in crisis.

Please note advanced booking is required with full pre-payment at the time of booking. This event is strictly for guests over the age of 18 years of age.


per person, five wines