Our Sommelier Christian Maier was born in Alsace, France and classically schooled in Hospitality.

He has an armory of knowledge, expertise, accolades and awards drawn from three decades of wine service in France, Germany, Britain, Thailand and Australia.

Christian has hand selected The Thornbury Fromage beverage list to feature a balance of local and international products designed to compliment our cheese menu.

Having a passion for wine and an unquenchable thirst for wine knowledge, Christian has spent many years in Michelin-starred restaurants in France and London UK. Upon arrival in Australia he further developed his skills by focusing on oenology and was appointed to the position of Sommelier at Hotel Sofitel Melbourne in 1994 subsequently being awarded Best Hotel wine list in 1997. In 2000 the Age Good Food Guide handed Christian the inaugural award for Service Excellence.