Meet Mountain Valley Culinary Ambassador Master Sommelier June Rodil

At the top of her game as both a wine professional and partner for Goodnight Hospitality, June Rodil projects Natural American Goodness both behind the bar and in the front of the house.  

About Master Sommelier June Rodil 

Born in the Philippines and raised in Texas, June is one of 28 women in the Americas to earn a Master Sommelier credential. She joined Goodnight Hospitality as a partner in 2019 and opened two new concepts the same year: Montrose Cheese & Wine and Rosie Cannonball, a 2020 James Beard Award semifinalist for Outstanding Wine Program. The Houston-based restaurant group will open fine dining restaurant March in 2020.  

Most recently, June was VP of Operations for McGuire Moorman Hospitality, based in Austin, TX, and headed operations for 11 concepts. She remains a partner in June’s All Day, her namesake restaurant that was named one of Food & Wine magazine's Restaurants of the Year in 2017.  In her careerJune has opened over a dozen hospitality concepts with numerous James Beard Award winners and nominees and Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Chefs. 

She is known as a leader in the beverage community and her accolades include: Wine Enthusiast’s Sommelier of the Year 2018; Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 2016; Key Panelist at Women in Wine Leadership Symposium and numerous Food & Wine Festivals across the nation; Food & Wine magazine's Sommelier of the Year 2014, Star Chef's Rising Star Sommelier 2012, Wine & Spirits Best New Sommelier 2011 and TEXSOM Best Sommelier Winner 2009.   

An avid sparkling wine drinker and determined to find cause for celebration in day to day life, in 2017 she launched her private label wine, June's Brut Rosé, with Austrian winemaker Markus Huber. 

Outside of her passion for restaurant operations and ethics, June loves doing crossword puzzles with her husband, obsessing over her dog, admiring art she can't afford, going to the occasional yoga class, and laughing really heartily with her friends. 

About her restaurants 

Rosie Cannonball in Houston, Texas serves up European comfort food in a lively atmosphere. The restaurant celebrates the origins of cooking through open, live fire and is centered around a wood-burning oven and grill. The menu draws inspiration from individual ingredients: vegetables from their farm located just outside Houston, pastas and pizzas, simple seafood and locally-sourced meat cooked over live fire. Next door, The Chalet at Rosie Cannonball embraces the Italian art of aperitivo with light bites, cocktails and frozen treats. Rodil curated an expansive list of delicious wines with a strong Italian, Spanish and French focus from their favorite producers new and old, along with options from progressive New World producers.   

Montrose Cheese and Wine in Houston, Texas highlights small producers in their rotating selection of 12-15 cheeses and 125 wines. Each cheese and wine is personally selected and staff helps customers find exactly what they’re looking for. An all-day café, wine bar and neighborhood wine shop in one, Montrose Cheese and Wine is perfect for a pastry and a coffee to go in the morning, a sandwich at lunch or a glass of wine at the bar or patio in the evening. 

MARCH, a fine dining restaurant exploring the evolution of the Mediterranean through food, was scheduled to open in early 2020 just as the COVID-19 pandemic began. The culmination of Goodnight Hospitality’s contributions to food and drink in Houston, MARCH was built to examine the regions in the Mediterranean where boundaries meet and intersect, creating tension, conflict and diversity through food.

The Lounge, originally intended to be the prelude to the MARCH fine dining experience, is open for the holiday season with a more casual experience of drinks, snacks and sweets with optional accompaniments to round out the meal. The Lounge will close on January 9, 2021, so the team can prepare to open the full restaurant. 

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