About Our Staff

Melanie "Mel" works the tasting room Thursday - Monday.  In addition to having an extensive knowledge of wine, you will find Mel to be an absolute gem in answering any questions you have about Julian and the surrounding area.  Mel worked under the previous owners, Jim and Jean Jenkins when the winery was named J. Jenkins Winery.  We are thrilled to have her on board with us.

Rounding out the staff you will find some Hart family members, Christine and Denise.  The effervescent Christine also works at Hart Winery in Temecula.  Denise, a middle school teacher, rounds out the tasting room team.

On weekends, you will likely find the owner/winemaker, Jim Hart, or owner/assistant winemaker, Mike Hart, in or around the tasting room always available to answer questions.  If you are fortunate, you will meet Joe & Nancy Hart, the patriarchs of the family.  In addition to having been a highly respected winemaker for 40 + years, Joe is an esteemed wine judge, judging wines throughout the West Coast.


Jim, Christine, Mel, Denise, and Mike in our tasting room before the remodel.


Volcan Mountain Winery


1255 Julian Orchards Drive

Julian, California 92036

(760) 765-3267         
Winter hours                                                            

Thursday - Monday 11am - 5pm