Rockliffe Hall sommelier Grace Matterson has been named Laurent Perrier’s ‘Sommelier of the Month’ for July.
Grace, at 21, is one of the UK’s youngest fully-trained sommeliers, starting her career at the age of 18 by carrying out a range of Wine Spirit and Educational Trust (WSET) qualifications.
After originally joining Rockliffe Hall as commis-sommelier in 2010, Grace is now sommelier at the 5-star resort and responsible for compiling and managing the wine list, working together with Rockliffe Hall’s director of food to select wines to complement his dishes.
“Each and every wine on Rockliffe Hall’s wine lists throughout the resort has been selected based on its exceptional quality and distinctive flavour. Because I have full control over the wine lists, it’s important that I constantly review and update them to perfectly suit the range of food we serve across our three restaurants,” Grace said.
“It’s a complex business but one I love, and to be recognised by Laurent Perrier is very exciting.”