Our Team

Philippe Melka/founder

Philippe brings over 15 years of winemaking experience from renowned Chateaux and Wineries mostly located in Bordeaux, France and Napa Valley, United States.


Maayan Koschitzky : Director Of Winemaking

Maayan has amassed an impressive winemaking resume spanning from the vineyards of Israel to Screaming Eagle and Dalla Valle here in the Napa Valley,Working alongside some of the top winemakers and among the most coveted terroirs in the world.

In 2014 Maayan Joined Atelier Melka,He brings a dynamic array of talents to the Melka team.With a background in Engineering and years of experience in both wineries and vineyards, Maayan plays a multifaceted role at Atelier Melka involved not only in winemaking and operations but design and implementation of winery development for clients.

Marie Laure Ammons: Assistant Winemaker

Marie-Laure was born and raised in rural Limousin region in France. Surrounded by an agricultural community, she was drawn to the connection between the seasons and harvest. Her interest brought her to study at universities in Burgundy and Bordeaux, where she obtained winemaking diplomas.

She moved to Napa Valley to build on her experience in France. She quickly became enveloped with the energy and quality wine making potential in the region.

In 2003, Marie-Laure joined the Melka team, and since has been utilizing hands-on experience with some of the most notable wineries in the Napa Valley.

Meghan Zobeck: Assistant Winemaker

From a career in the NFL negotiating player contracts with the Denver Broncos, to working Harvests at Leading Wineries in some of the top wine growing regions around the world such as Bordeaux, Piedmont, Chile and Australia, Meghan landed here in the Napa Valley at legendary establishments Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and Screaming Eagle. Meghan joined Atelier Melka In January 2015 and brings a dynamic set of skills to the Melka team that helps cultivate the world-class reputation of our clients. Meghan has found a love for the Napa Valley and is inspired to make wines that capture the essence of its greatest terroirs.