The Melville family has been growing premium wine grapes since the mid 80's, with roots in Sonoma County’s Knights Valley. In 1996, Ron Melville’s desire to plan cold-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah brought Melville Vineyards to the Sta. Rita Hills before the area had gained notoriety. Ron’s sons Chad and Brent planted the vineyard from raw land in 1997 and 1998, and the journey continues to endure with tremendous passion and dedication. Through both his intimate knowledge of the vineyards and his relentless commitment to winemaking practices that honor tradition and the land, Chad understands the magical evolution each bottle of wine undertakes from vine to glass. 100% estate. 100% neutral wood. 100% organic. 100% honest wine.