Later this month, master sommelier June Rodil will leave her position with the Austin-based McGuire Moorman Hospitality, which operates several area restaurants including a South Congress Avenue cafe, June's All Day, that was named for her.
In fact, she's leaving Austin entirely: Rodil is set to take on a new role, that of partner, with Houston's Goodnight Hospitality Group in April. She will remain a partner at June's All Day, according to Food & Wine.
Rodil became a master sommelier — the most prestigious title in the wine world — in 2015, one of only 26 total in the Americas. With her move, Houston will be home to six master sommeliers, making it "one of the dense groupings of master sommeliers in the country," according to Food & Wine. Rodil joins fellow master somm David Keck, a longtime friend, at Goodnight. The hospitality group is in the process of opening three restaurants to join its current Goodnight Charlie's.
"This is happening," Rodil wrote on Instagram in reference to the announcement of her Houston move. "I don't really have any words right now — didn't realize I'd be emotional once the news hit — so I'll probably edit this post once I do."
Currently, Rodil serves as VP of operations at McGuire Moorman. Taking on the role of wine director there will be Ryan Arnold, formerly of Chicago's Lettuce Entertain You.