Dumpling Shop

Meghan Zobeck

Welcome to The Somm Set. Each month we’ll be sitting down with a guest sommelier and uncovering their guilty pleasures, cellar staples, and everything in between! Follow as they hand-select their favorites from our warehouse, giving you the inside scoop on cellar must-haves!

This month on The Somm Set, we’re excited to feature Meghan Zobeck, Winemaker.  

This week from Meghan Zobeck:

The biggest problem I have with dumplings is I can’t stop eating them. I hope you saved room because we are ordering everything. It’s clear we’ll be here for a while, with our mouths full, so we are going to sit next to some O.G. California wine legends and fill up on history. Philip Togni, Cathy Corison, and Ted Lemon will be joining us at the bar. Forgive me while I geek out. Philip Togni made the most legendary and counterfeited Napa wine, the 1969 Chapellet. Togni wines have a trademark dried sage note that I can’t get enough of and happen to be amazing with age. Cathy Corison smashed the Napa patriarchy as one of the first female winemakers in Napa and has been worshiping at the church of low alcohol since its inception. Hell, she laid the foundation. Ted Lemon was the first American to be named Winemaker at a Burgundy estate, and not just any Burgundy estate but the house that Domaine Guy Roulot in Mersault built. Needless to say, they have stories, and I could sit here all night as these are the folks who have been a source of inspiration to me in my winemaking career. However, we have one more stop so it’s time to go.

Check out the wines below!


Philip Togni
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Napa, CA 94558

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