Meghan Zobeck

Meghan Zobeck

Burgess Cellars (Winemaker)

Meghan Zobeck has words to live by, namely those by David Bowie when he promised that his life would never been boring and by Aristotle who said that choice, not chance, determines one’s fate.

She attended the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she earned a degree in Integrative physiology. Meghan then embarked on a very different career, negotiating contracts for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League, something that very few women were doing at the time. On the side, she started making wine in the basement of her Denver residence, and, in her own words, “I became an obsessive student of the science and alchemy of fermentation.” This ultimately led her to abandon pro football for a career in the wine industry.

In 2009, Meghan spent her first harvest working in the cellar at Clos Apalta, a biodynamic winery in the Colchagua Valley of Chile. She went on to work for Iuli, a small, family-owned, organic winery in Italy’s Piedmonte region, followed by stints at Chateau Bon Pasteur and Fontenil in the Bordeaux region of France, and Bethany Winery in Australia’s Barossa Valley before arriving in in the Napa Valley. There, Meghan worked for Stag's Leap Wine Cellars and Screaming Eagle before joining Atelier Melka in January 2015, as associate winemaker; she was also the winemaker at Trois Noix.

She became the winemaker for Burgess Cellars in September 2020, when the winery was sold to Lawrence Family.