Hart Winery

(951) 676-6300 41300 Avenida Biona
Temecula, CA 92591
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Joe and Nancy Hart of Hart Winery are an inspiration to those who have ever dreamed of owning and operating a winery. In 1970, they discover the Temecula Valley and after much research deemed Temecula Wine Country to be ideal. In 1974 the Hart family planted its first grapevines in the beautiful Temecula Valley. On weekends, Nancy, Joe and their three sons planted the vineyard, which is comprised of Syrah, Viognier, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. In 1980 they built the winery on a corner of their 10-acre vineyard property. Later that same year, the first wines bearing the Hart label were produced, bottled and sold. Today, in keeping with the philosophy that small-scale winemaking is an art form engaged in by a winemaker with a passion for wine, Joe Hart, along with his son, Jim, produce about 5000 cases of premium wine annually. The Hart family places an emphasis on matching grape varieties with terroir. Numerous Gold Medals and Best of Class Awards throughout the years Read more »

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Franc

    History of the grape: References to it in the Loire region of France date as far back as the mid 12th century. But it...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • I like Hart.  It's the very first winery you see hit as you are traveling on Rancho California Rd. from I-15--it's on the left.  It is one of the older wineries in the area.  I've had good Barbera, Syrah, Sangiovese and Sauvignon Blanc from Hart.  Usually, the Joe Hart is working in the tasting room.  Joe just a terrific guy.  He is the founder ... Read More

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  • Inlaws are in town and we plan on doing a tasting day in Temecula.  I havent been up there in years.  Id like to hit 3 to 4 wineries.  Any reccomendations would be greatly appreciated.   Read More

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  • It's not the University of California at Santa Barbara. This is for Orange Countians, or refugees from Orange County.  However, specifically, it is best known among former and, I would imagine, current residents of the city of Santa Ana.Returning to the wine theme, and humbly standing in for GregT, about 10 years ago, Mt Palomar had an outstandi... Read More

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  • Hoping that some of you might be able to help me out. I'm going down to AZ for vacation next week. I'm really only broadly planning which areas to go to now, and I really want to nail down some plans so I can have some idea of what we're doing! I know that there is some wine tourism in Arizona. Do you guys know anything about the wines or wineri... Read More

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  • Wanda, we need pics of those cookies.It is terrific that you have a local winery that you enjoy.  Tell us more about Lyndfreds and keep us up to date.It happens that I live about an hour's drive from Temecula.  My favorite winery down there is Hart. Read More

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  • Yes, I would try a search for something like "wine bottling ... might ... might suggest you ask at the Hart Winery.  Joe Hart, the founder, has handed winery operations over to his son, but he spends a lot of time in their tasting room--especially, Monday-Friday.  He is a very friendly guy and is incredibly easy to talk with.  He is also prett... Read More

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  • Talbott Kali-Hart Chardonnay 2011


    Kali Hart Chard has a rare blend of lively citrus, minerality, and tropical fruit with enough touch of oak to give it warmth. Love it! Best chardonnay yet. Read More

    Wine review by cwhittington

  • Hart Sangiovese Huis Vineyard 2009


    Kind of a murky red color in the glass. Some berry amd minty notes on the nose. On the palate it starts with lots of blackberry flavors. It is medium bodied and has nice acidity--pretty much what I would expect for a Sangiovese. US$28.00 at the winery in Temecula. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Hart Winery Syrah Temecula Valley Volcanic Ridge Vineyard 2008


    Dark, dark purple color. Earthy, mushroomy nose. Earthiness continues on the palate, followed by cherry fruit, then acid tartness. Some tannin, but nothing to write home about. Considering the acid blast that hits early on, the finish is quite smooth. US$36.00 at the winery in Temecula last spring. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

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