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  • Vineyard & Cellar Updates – June 2024

    23 Apr 2024

    Chad here, checking in with the latest happenings in the vineyard and cellar… Cellar-wise, I’m excited to announce that after about three months and 12 potential candidates, we’ve […]

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    Experience something unexpected…

    3 Apr 2024

    2020 ‘Deep Cuts’ Chardonnay Innovation’s rhythm resonates through the corridors of change, composing a song of resilience and growth… Perspectives evolve over time. Whether honed or broadened, the […]

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    The scoop about Harvest ’23

    6 Oct 2023

    October has come, and we are finally well-immersed in harvest! Typically, we begin harvesting by the end of August, however, this year we didn’t pick our first fruit […]

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    Wine Pairing Recipe – Mushroom toast

    7 Apr 2023

    “Avocado toast is sooo 2017,” said our in-house Somm Adam Etchegoyen, who is here to bring back the glory days of mushroom toast. Donning his Doc Martens and cargo pants, he made his way […]

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    Our thoughts on natural wine…

    27 Mar 2023

      Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase “natural wine” and have been wondering…what does this mean? While there might not be a clear definition of “natural wine,” we wanted to take a moment […]

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    A Westside Story

    14 Jul 2022

    Tale of two wines…. To the west of our winery, out yonder and over a hill, lies one of our most beautiful and varied vineyard locations, our Westside […]

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    The Spirit of Giving Inspires…

    30 Nov 2021

    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 […]

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    Pinot pairings – Sandy’s Block

    17 Nov 2022

    A cranberry sauce and roasted squash for your Thanksgiving table!   You’ve got the bird, you’ve got the wine…now here are a couple of scrumptious and unique side […]

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    Meet the gregarious Grenache – the “new girl” in town!

    3 Mar 2022

    A perfect match for Melville!  Ladies and Gentlemen…you may have noticed with the recent release of our glorious Rosé, a mysterious new grape varietal has made its debut […]

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    In the Vineyard – The Art of Pruning

    4 Feb 2022

      “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 […]

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    Winter Solstice – Mother Nature Transitions

    21 Dec 2021

        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 […]

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    Pinot Pairings…

    11 Nov 2021

    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 […]

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    The Real Dirt on Harvest – Part Two

    29 Oct 2021

    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 […]

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    The Real Dirt on Harvest – Part One

    21 Oct 2021

    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 […]

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    Autumnal Equinox – Mother Nature Transitions

    22 Sep 2021

    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 […]

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

    20 Aug 2021

    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 […]

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    Re-Discover Melville…

    28 Jul 2021

    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 […]

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    Summer Solstice – Mother Nature Transitions

    18 Jun 2021

      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 […]

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    What’s in a Name? A Spotlight on Sandy’s Pinot Noir

    13 May 2021

    When it comes to crafting a name of a wine, the process and thought behind it are not to be taken lightly. This is what identifies the winery, […]

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    Every day is Earth Day at Melville Winery

    21 Apr 2021

    On a spring day just over 50 years ago, people just like you and me took to the streets to fight for a healthy, sustainable environment. We now […]

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    Intention is Everything: The Making of Melville Rosé

    1 Apr 2021

    The phrase “Rosé all day” may feel like a trend to some, but it’s a lifestyle to many. So much so that practically every winery in California feels […]

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    Chemistry 101: The Making of Melville Chardonnay

    22 Feb 2021

    Most of us woke up to the world of chemistry in high school when our teachers introduced us to the periodic table. Whether we had a love or […]

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    Risk and Reward: The Making of Melville Syrah

    13 Jan 2021

    As the saying goes, “with great risk comes great reward.” We’ve all heard it – but to most, it’s simply an overlooked cliché. To us, it’s much more […]

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