Melville Winery

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Santa Ynez Valley

Enjoy a comfortable chauffeured ride as you roam through the vineyards of the Santa Ynez Valley, renowned for its pinots and white wines. Visit in order all of the movie's fine hand-crafted wineries where local experts teach of the delicate process of wine making.

If you wish to see all of the locations, you will need to book a two day tour.  We do offer a one day tour but that would not include all of the wineries.   Be sure to book overnight lodging at one of the many quaint local B&B's for the full Sideways experience.   

Group sizes: 4-10 people 
Price per person: $ 100.00
Total Tour Time:  5 hours/day 

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  • Pick-up and Drop-off wherever is convenient for you.
  • Gourmet Lunch 
  • Plenty of Water 
  • Comfortable Chauffeured ride large enough to fit groups 4-10 people
  • Tour guide through the Santa Ynez Valley
  • Meet local wine experts and tour the grounds
  • Small pets OK

*Customers pay for their own wine tasting.
* 15% Gratuity not included

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Melville Winery

Melville Winery Lompoc

5185 East Hwy 246
Lompoc, CA 93436

[email protected] 
T: 805-735-7030 
F: 805-735-5310

Tasting Room Hours: 
Sun - Thurs 11 - 4 
Fri & Sat 11 - 5

  • Tasting Room Open: Memorial Day, Labor Day and New Year’s Eve
  • Tasting Room Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, July 4th
  • Groups of 8 or more are welcome with a reservation.
  • For liability reasons we do not allow dogs in our Tasting Room.

Vineyard to Bottle Tour & Tasting

Space is limited and reservations are suggested.
Available Sat. and Sun. at 12pm and 2pm. $25 per person. Please allow 75 minutes for the tour and tasting.

The Team

Melville Winery Ron Melville

Ron Melville - Founder & President


Ron grew up with a love of gardening, a passion passed down to him from his father. Ron eventually turned his attention to grape growing, and since 1987, has devoted his life to studying viticulture and growing high-quality grapes in northern California. In Sonoma County’s Knights Valley, Ron successfully grew Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. At that time, his grapes were sold to renowned producers such as Geyser Peak Winery, Dry Creek Vineyards, and Chateau St. Jean. In 1996, Ron and his sons developed 82 acres of vineyards in Lompoc, where he planted 16 different clones of Pinot Noir, 6 different clones of Chardonnay, and 9 clones of Syrah. Ron’s extraordinary vision and decisive nature led him to purchase Melville’s Estate Vineyards years before the area received Federal recognition as an American Viticultural Area (AVA).

Melville Winery Chad Melville

Chad Melville - head Winegrower


In 1997, working side by side with his father Ron and brother Brent, Chad helped to establish Melville’s Estate vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills, a journey that began and continues to endure with tremendous passion and dedication. Since that time, Chad has received great critical acclaim for his wines. 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.

Melville Winery Kurt Ammann

Kurt Ammann - General Manager


In 2001, armed with a Bachelors of Science in Agribusiness, a Minor in Viticulture, and a Masters of Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University, Kurt left his home in the Central Coast to accept a management position with Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in Napa Valley. In 2007, Kurt was recruited to the Santa Ynez Valley to develop the Direct Sales programs for Dierberg and Star Lane Vineyards. Kurt was quickly promoted to General Manager, where he continued to steer their company as a whole. In 2013, Kurt joined the Melville team. Additionally, Kurt has served as a board member of the Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance and as President of the Santa Barbara County Vintners Association. Most importantly, Kurt is very proud to be the father of three beautiful and inspiring children and to be the husband of a supportive and wonderful wife.

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