Chris Dillman - Top Midwest Region Sommelier

Sommelier Selections

The Refectory is proud of it's wine cellar, offering hundreds of different wine labels across all different price points. Whether you are looking for a casual everyday dinner wine, or that special weekend celebration wine, the Refectory has the wine you are looking for.
Don't know what you are looking for or need some recommendations?
The Refectory Wine Shop has you covered there as well. Come in and talk, or call 614-451-9774 to speak to our Sommelier Chris Dillman. Chris is one of the top Sommeliers in the country, twice winning Top Sommelier Honors for the Mid-West Region in his journey preparing for the Master Sommelier Exam. Locally, he is simply without peer in his knowledge, palate, ability to educate others, and relentless drive to further his skills.

Virtual Wine Tasting Packages

Working from home, virtual meetings, concerts on Zoom…it’s a new world and we’re all dealing with it in new ways.

Starting in June, our Sommelier, Chris Dillman, will be hosting online blind wine tastings via Zoom.  Each tasting package serves two and includes 6 wines and a petite cheese plate. Space is limited and reservations are required.

To make reservations or for additional information, please contact us at

Make the evening a complete dining experience with an optional Refectory Home Dinner.
Enjoy an earlier dinner and finish with a Cheese Course and Virtual Wine Tasting. For the menu and orders call 614-451-9774

Up From the Cellar

Thursday, June 4th at 7 pm.  Join Chris in tasting six gems from the Refectory Cellar.

  1. for six wines and Imported Cheeses – serves two

A Few of My Favorite Things

Thursday, June 18th at 7 pm. Join Chris in tasting six of his current favorite “off the beaten path” wines.

  1. for six wines and Imported Cheeses – serves two

The Refectory and Sommelier Chris Dillman have put together a comprehensive wine buying guide that includes over 50 different wines, broken into categories for your convenience. The guide hits multiple different price points and includes brief notes about each wine. Find the perfect wine for 'Entertaining', a "Classic Cabernet", or take a look into the "Somms Secret Stash"!'

Let Us Know Your Wine Selections

Do you know which wines you would like to try from our Wine Buying Guide? We like to provide a personal touch and service here at the Refectory and some of the wines within the Guide have limited availability. For those reasons we prefer to review your selections and have our Sommelier contact you once we have ensured availability or prepared any suggested alternatives in the unlikely case your selection is not available.

Please fill out the 'Wine Inquiry Form' by entering the quantity desired next to your selections and our Sommelier will review and be in touch with you shortly.

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