Melville Winery

Lompoc, CA

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  • Harvest Hands 2019 $100.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 20

    Sat

    Have you ever wondered what harvest is really like? Ever tasted fresh Pinot Noir juice or smelled the magic of Chardonnay fermenting? This is YOUR chance to discover what harvest is all about! Join Chad Melville for foot stomping, punch downs, pressing and more. After 23 harvests, Chad is excited to share this hands-on experience with those who are eager to learn about winegrowing and our minimalistic approach in the cellar. Coffee/pastries and a tasting provided. Space is limited – book now! Approximately 2 Hours.

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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

     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

  • Large Groups (8 - 20)
  • Special Event
  • Tour and Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Syrah
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