Montrio Bistro welcomes Christian Adams as our new Restaurant Manager and Wine Director. A Monterey local and a German citizen, Christian managed Bernardus Lodge's guest services department in the mid-2000s where he became accustomed to higher levels of service. After Bernardus, he became Assistant General Manager
of L'Auberge Carmel for two years.
In 2012, Christian moved to Germany to manage a restaurant and banquets department at Castle Johannisburg in his hometown of Aschaffenburg. While there, he studied German wines and assisted in harvests in the Satzenberg Vineyard in the lower Franken region. While in Germany, Christian was also hired by Rudy Weist, a top German wine importer to do wine education and sales. He then moved to San Francisco and managed Les Clos for Mark Bright, owner and wine director for Saison while continuing his wine sales gig for Weist for another 2.5 years.
Christian is excited about the opportunity and looking forward to familiarizing himself with Montrio's wine program and begin to stamp his own brand on it.