Our Team

Melanie and Jeff: owners, wine aficionados. Having degrees in medicine and chemistry, Melanie later earned her Certificate in Winemaking from UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology. Melanie enjoys making wine and greeting people in the tasting room.

Twins Xander & Ben help run the business, work tasting room and events, and broaden our food offerings at the winery.

Chloe Nicoson: Winemaker.

Chloe specializes in land-based production. She has a degree in Agricultural Sciences from Oregon State, and is a maker at heart. A lover of all things dirt and dirt-related, Chloe is an avid gardener, canner, hiker, and maker of handspun handknit textiles. When not at the winery Chloe can be found puttering around her garden, exploring the beautiful hiking trails of the Grand Valley, or relaxing with her husband, Brandon, dog, Liebe, and cat, Smokey. Chloe made wine with the founding owners at Whitewater Hill Vineyards for two years leading up to the change in ownership, and looks forward to continuing the Whitewater Hill tradition of good wines made better by good company.

Talbotts Mountain Gold: The Talbotts and their team manage our vineyards and orchards. We value our partnership and appreciate their extensive experience gained from generations of dedication to agriculture in the Grand Valley.

Bark Club: Libby, Solo, Tyler, & Birdie, wagging tails and making guests feel welcome.