Our Winemaker

Meg Tipton

While traveling to several of the world's wine regions, Meg developed a natural curiosity for the process of winemaking. During a trip to Sonoma, she had the opportunity to meet several female winemakers, who inspired her to take the next step. After taking time off from her career in marketing communications and brand management to raise her twins, Meg decided to pursue an education in Viticulture and Enology. In 2013, she earned her degree from the Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua,  New York. During her time in school, Meg interned at Keuka Spring Vineyards where she became the assistant winemaker. There, she helped make award winning wines including the 2012 Riesling, which won the coveted Governor's Cup Award, signifying the best single wine in New York State.

Meg joined Davesté Vineyards in September of 2020. "Winemaking is such a great cross-section of agriculture, chemistry, and creativity. I'm excited to be part of the North Carolina wine industry and look forward to bringing my knowledge, energy, and enthusiasm to Davesté."