Jim Hart, Judge

A fourth generation native to Southern California, Jim grew up in the beach town of Carlsbad, California. The son of Temecula pioneer winemaker Joe Hart, Jim is a 2nd generation winemaker.

A graduate of California State University, San Marcos with a post graduate certificate in winemaking from U.C. Davis, Jim has been the head winemaker at his family’s winery, Hart Winery in Temecula, since 2008. In addition, Jim is co-owner/winemaker of Volcan Mountain Winery in Julian, California, and teaches winemaking and viticulture at MiraCosta College in Oceanside, California.

Pacific Rim Wine Competition