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  • Wynne Solomon – Assistant Winegrower

    Wynne joins us with a wealth of knowledge, both from her previous job as Assistant Winemaker at Stephen Ross Cellars in nearby San Luis Obispo, as well as the impressive understanding of viticulture and enology she gained while at Cal Poly SLO, where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Enology.

    When Wynne learned that Melville is family-owned and operated, and entirely estate-driven, she leapt at the opportunity, “I’ve always wanted to work in the vineyards, as well as the cellar. That’s the only way you can truly understand an estate and the wines it produces.”

    Megan Good – Business Manager
    A Lompoc native and graduate of Cal Poly SLO, with a business degree specializing in Wine Marketing and a minor in Winemaking and Viticulture, Megan Good has been the Business Manager at Melville since April 2014.

    “I am definitely more of a behind-the-scenes person. I have a touch of OCD, so I really enjoy organizing and paperwork. I totally nerd-out on Excel; I have a spreadsheet for everything!”

    She is married with an infant daughter and enjoys yoga, cooking and watching trashy TV.

    Valerie Wood – Tasting Room Manager

    Valerie has been at Melville for over a decade. “Basically, I was asked to fill in for someone here who was going on an extended holiday for 3 months. Three months turned into 11 years.”
    “I can vividly remember my first day at Melville: I was initially asked to stand in the background and just observe. But, it was a Saturday, and we got very busy, so I just kind of jumped in, and that was it.” Valerie loves to visit other tasting rooms, not only because she very much enjoys wine, but because she’s always eager to learn about how others engage in hospitality with their customer base.

    Ethan Johnson – Wine Club Manager
    Ethan started with us in the tasting room over a decade ago and is now our wine club manager. The core of Ethan’s job revolves around customer service and logistics. He is busiest during our wine club months, which can be hectic, but it is important to him that club shipments run smoothly and that all of our members are taken care of. “I enjoy seeing people happy. I suppose that comes from my background in hospitality.”

    Ethan is married with two daughters and enjoys spending his free time playing golf, as well as cooking, surfing and hiking with his family in the hills near their home in Orcutt.

    Megan Jacksen – Hospitality Manager
    Megan Jacksen, Hospitality Manager and support to the entire team, joined Melville in 2016. A former Angeleno, she enjoys living in the small town of Orcutt, just north of Sta. Rita Hills, with her husband and their puppy, Luna.

    In addition to managing the events, Megan floats between departments, making everyone’s jobs a bit easier by bringing focused organizational skills to on-going projects winery-wide. When she’s not working, she enjoys going to the beach, hiking, and cooking.

    Ryan Lamb – Warehouse Manager

    Ryan Lamb is a man of few words, so his job as Warehouse Manager suits him just fine.

    He loves his current role as Warehouse Manager, and says that the other employees have taken to calling him the “Tetris Guy.” “I need to get everything to fit in exactly the right place, especially during harvest, when there is less space to work with.”

    Harvest is the craziest time of year, Ryan admits, but it’s also one of the more exciting times of the year for him. “I like the energy here during harvest. It’s a busy time.”