Beyond the Barrel Tour & Tasting
A 90-minute educational experience with the knowledgeable staff at Melville Winery. From pruning to production, learn the importance of soils, sun exposure, and family farming in one of the rarest regions in the wine world, the Sta. Rita Hills.
Feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair as we journey into the vineyard for an immersive tour and tasting… A private, 90+ minute experience that will take you into the unique vineyard blocks of our Small Lot Collection wines. Learn about the geography, weather, soil and growing characteristics of our blocks – with stops to sip and catch a breath. Sample select wines on-site and immediately get a sense of the unique attributes of the vines in their environment as you taste and smell, compare one block to another, and experience with your senses what we mean by cold climate, soil-driven, devigorized, and more. Afterward, we’ll head back to the estate and enjoy a private, seated tasting of limited production wines in our library.
Beyond the Barrel - The Winegrower's Tour
Gain an exclusive, insider’s perspective of Melville during this 90-minute tour and tasting with Head Winegrower, Chad Melville. Join him in the vineyard to learn about Melville’s history and commitment to “winegrowing” before sitting down for an in-depth guided tasting.