Melville Winery

Lompoc, CA

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  • "Winegrowing 101" Exclusive Tour & Seated Tasting $60.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 8

    Daily

    During this 90-minute exclusive tour and tasting guests will explore our estate vineyard and walk, touch and smell the soil to gain a valuable understanding of what “winegrowing” means at Melville. Following the tour, guests will enter our private wine library for an in-depth, seated tasting of limited production wines. The specific content of these tours and featured wines will be customized to reflect the current stages in the vineyard and cellar, as well as the interests of the guests. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • VIP Tour & Tasting with Owner, Chad Melville $150.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 6

    Mon | Tues | Wed | Thu | Fri

    Gain an exclusive, insider’s perspective of Melville during this 90-min tour & tasting with Chad Melville. Explore our estate vineyard and learn about Melville’s history and commitment to “winegrowing” before sitting down with him for an in-depth, guided tasting in our private wine library. The tour will be customized to reflect the current stages in the vineyard and cellar. The tasting will focus on limited production wines, and may also include barrel samples and/or library wines. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • VIP Tour & Tasting with Kurt Ammann, GM $100.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 6

    Wed | Fri

    Go behind-the-scenes with Melville's General Manager, Kurt Ammann, during this 90-minute VIP tour and Tasting experience. Guests will explore our estate vineyard and walk, touch and smell the soil to gain a valuable understanding of what "winegrowing" means at Melville. Following the tour, guests will enter our private wine library for an in-depth, seated tasting. The tasting will focus on limited production wines, and may also include barrel samples and/or library wines. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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About Melville Winery

Family owned and operated, we organically farm our 120-acre estate vineyard located in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, a prime area for growing cool-climate Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah.

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In 1996, Ron Melville’s desire to grow cold-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah brought Melville Vineyards to the Sta. Rita Hills. Today, Ron and his son, Chad, organically farm 120 estate acres, dedicated to growing the highest quality fruit possible, as well as upholding Melville’s tradition as one of the most well-regarded estates in California.

Under the direction of Head Winegrower, Chad Melville, our full-time vineyard crew nurtures the land, vines, and fruit in order to maintain the purest forms of each possible. Farming aggressively, yet carefully, helps encourage the vines to produce small amounts of intensely concentrated fruit. As such, all of the most crucial work is done in the vineyard with a holistic approach. In order to achieve the most unmanipulated and site-specific wines possible, all vineyard blocks are fermented in small lots and isolated through their entire period of elevage, which provides our team with an ongoing exhibition of how we can fine tune vineyard practices.

Guests are invited to experience our vineyard first hand and learn more about our commitment to “winegrowing” at Melville through three unique hosted tour experiences.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Boutique Winery
  • Family Owned
  • Hand-crafted
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic View
Experiences

  • Tour and Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Syrah
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy BFF
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
jeff p. Member Since 10/4/2019My BFF
"Winegrowing 101" Exclusive Tour & Seated Tasting on 10/12/19 11:00 AM

The young man that gave us the tour (can't remember his name, tall, nice goatee with small handlebar stash) was very patient with our questions, knowledgeable and interesting. Enjoyed it a lot. Wines are some of my favorites and became such for my friends with us.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brooke M. Member Since 3/3/2019My BFF
"Winegrowing 101" Exclusive Tour & Seated Tasting on 10/04/19 1:00 PM

We had a fabulous time visiting Melville Winery and learning more about their estate vineyard and winemaking process. I absolutely loved experiencing the wine tasting in their private library. A unique experience while enjoying limited production wines. I plan to visit again when I'm back in the area. Cheers!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jane K. Member Since 9/20/2019My BFF
"Winegrowing 101" Exclusive Tour & Seated Tasting on 9/22/19 11:00 AM

Great, personalized, informative tour! We'll be back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David R. Member Since 8/14/2019My Boss
Harvest Hands 2019 on 9/14/19 9:00 AM

Arrived and was welcomed by Chad and Lisa. Learned the process he follows and then started watching and participating in that process. Was a great hands-on working-winery experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
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