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    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 […]

    LA Travel Magazine – Escape to Wine Country

    “Beyond producing some of the county’s best wines the Melville family has created a warm and welcoming atmosphere that brings locals and tourists alike to visit the property […]

    Food & Wine

    Food & Wine November cover

    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…”

    Jeb Dunnuck

    It’s a classic Melville Pinot Noir that jumps from the glass with its spiced red and black fruits, dried flower, marine-like salinity, bay leaf, and forest floor aromas and flavors. Balanced, medium-bodied, and elegant on the palate, with light tannins and nicely integrated acidity…

    2017 Melville Estate Pinot Noir- 94 points

    Jeb Dunnuck (May 2020)

    Wine & Spirits Top 100 Wineries

    Wine&Spirits Top 100 Wine & Spirits Top 100

    Vinous – Antonio Galloni Reviews

    “The 2016s are the first wines Chad Melville made at his family’s estate after taking over. I thought the 2016s were promising when I tasted them from barrel […]

    The Wine Advocate

    “Full-bodied, elegant and seamless, with fabulous purity and persistence…”

    2014 Melville Syrah Donna’s – 97 – Jeb Dunnuck (July 2016)

    Robert Parker

    “I am continually blown away by what they are able to put in bottle…”

    Jeb Dunnuck (August 2015)

    The New York Times

    “Pale and restrained, with focus, finesse and earthy, peppery flavors of red fruit.”

    Santa Rita Hills Estate Pinot Noir 2012 (April 2015)