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Renowned Master Sommelier Will Leave Austin for Houston

McGuire Moorman’s June Rodil is joining Goodnight Hospitality

June Rodil
June Rodil
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

June Rodil, Austin’s star master sommelier, the vice president of operations of McGuire Moorman Hospitality, and the namesake and lead behind South Congress wine restaurant June’s, is leaving the city, as CultureMap Houston reported. She is moving to Houston to join the Goodnight Hospitality restaurant group as a partner starting in April.

In Austin, master sommelier Rodil oversaw the beverage components of all of the McGuire Moorman restaurants like Jeffrey’s, Josephine House, Perla’s, Clark’s, Elizabeth Street Cafe, and others. Despite her movie, she will remain a partner of June’s.

Goodnight Hospitality, most known for its modern honky-tonk Goodnight Charlie’s, is opening three new restaurants in Houston: Mediterranean fine dining restaurant March, casual restaurant with wood-fired dishes Rosie Cannonball, and Montrose Cheese & Wine. The latter two are pegged to open in late June, with the first whenever it works out.

Before joining McGuire Moorman in 2014 as the beverage director, Rodil was the director of operations of (now-shuttered restaurant) Qui and East Side King, the beverage director of (no-longer) fine dining restaurant Congress, and the wine director of Uchiko.


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