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  • The Spirit of Giving Inspires…

    The Story of Emery’s Pinot Noir Imagine the difficulty of hearing that your child has cancer. Receiving a diagnosis can be a devastating blow to the entire family […]

    Piedmont and Franciacorta, Italy, with Chad Melville and Heathen Wine Tours

    May 8-14, 2022 Daily Itinerary Sunday, May 8th. Pick up and drop off will be from the Milan-Malpensa airport. Our private bus driver will pick us up Sunday, […]

    In the Vineyard – The Art of Pruning

      “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” – Michelangelo   As such, every grapevine […]

    Winter Solstice – Mother Nature Transitions

        The quiet and restful time of winter is upon us as Mother Nature transitions to preparing her bed to sleep…the leaves have fallen, the air is […]

    Pinot Pairings…

    A Pinot Noir pairing for your Thanksgiving table!   California fresh meets New York pizazz – here’s a new take on a traditional Thanksgiving side dish! Tender yet […]


      Hi, “Grateful” is one of my favorite words. If you know me well, you might assume it’s because of the greatest band of all time, but, this word and […]

    The Real Dirt on Harvest – Part Two

    The Cellar     It’s your friendly Melville investigators here ready to continue our exposé of the ‘real dirt’ about harvest. It’s another early morning and we’re gearing up […]

    The Real Dirt on Harvest – Part One

    The Vineyard     It’s 3 am and we’re waking up (so you don’t have to) to go check on the harvest activity in the vineyard and show […]

    Autumnal Equinox – Mother Nature Transitions

    As we move into the heart of September, the beauty and splendor of this time of year is magnificent to behold. Mother Nature is transitioning from the expansive […]

    Spend your day the Melville way in the Santa Ynez Valley!

    Whether you’re coming for a day trip from Los Angeles or a weekend from San Francisco, the Santa Ynez Valley is an easy-to-get-to location that feels worlds away […]

    Re-Discover Melville…

    Here at Melville, we pride ourselves on being a family-owned and operated winery settled in the magical Sta. Rita Hills of Santa Barbara County. While we talk enthusiastically […]

    Summer Solstice – Mother Nature Transitions

      Once again the beauty and splendor of Summer Solstice is upon us; a pivotal moment for Mother Nature as she transitions from reaching for sun to now […]

    Upcoming Events

        To inquire about becoming a vendor at this event please email nicole@melvillewinery.com.                             […]

    Melville On-The-Go!

      Looking to add an interactive element to your dinner party or happy hour with friends? Brainstorming innovative ways to connect with your colleagues working remotely? Perhaps you’d […]

    Grape Collective – Tastings in Wine Country Will Never Be the Same – On the Menu: Deep Dives, Deeper Pockets and a VW Bus

    “’Our Tasting Room experience at the winery has completely changed, and for the better,” Chad Melville, Head Winegrower at Melville Winery in the Sta. Rita Hills region of […]

    Food & Wine

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    Ray Isle’s “Bottle Service” column

    This beautifully aromatic red, with its layers of dark blue fruit and fine tannins, shows quite clearly why the Sta. Rita Hills appellation has become known as one of the best Pinot Noir regions in California.

    2017 Melville Estate Pinot Noir

    Food & Wine (Nov 2020)

    Wine Enthusiast

    “California, 10 Cool-Climate Syrahs with Complexity and Depth”
    By Matt Kettmann
    Published on August 28, 2020

    “In Santa Barbara County’s Sta. Rita Hills, producers such as Melville Winery have been interrupting the region’s heavy flow of Pinot Noir with such Syrahs for decades…”

    Love in the Time of Covid-19

    “We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.” -Nelson Mandala It’s been a while since I posted a journal […]


    Our community is our strength. Our resilience and passion have, and will always, get us through the darkest of days. We are with you and you with us. […]

    Ensuring all are safe & sound at Melville

    Our top priority at Melville is to ensure the health and safety of our guests and employees. We would like to share highlights of the protocols we have […]

    Both Tasting Room Locations Are Open!

    We are overjoyed to welcome you back to our Estate Winery and Santa Barbara Tasting Lounge at 100% capacity! We have indoor and outdoor seating available at both […]

    Now offering virtual tasting experiences!

    We invite you to join us in celebrating life, learning, community and of course, wine! Meet the winemaker, general manager, or resident wine enthusiast in an interactive digital […]

    Introducing our “Save Restaurants” Syrah

    We are proud to introduce our limited edition “Save Restaurants” Syrah, a 240-case project with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC), an […]

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