Ron Melville - President
, a businessman, and the founder of Melville Vineyards
, grew up with a love of gardening, a passion he
shared with his
also developed a love of good wine and began collecting it during college.
pursued a successful career in finance as a member of the Pacific Stock Exchange, he
love of gardening and wine would keep alive his
dream to develop his
is the realization of Ron's Dream.
has devoted the last decade studying viticulture and growing high quality grapes, first in Sonoma County's Knight's Valley and now in western Santa Ynez Valley.
In Knights Valley, Ron
successfully grew Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
also included plantings of Rhone varietals, Syrah and Viognier.
This grape production has made it into the winemaking programs of top winemakers in Santa Barbara County from Bonaccorsi Wine Co.
, Brewer-Clifton, Jaffurs Wine Cellars to Whitcraft Winery.
After pursuing a career in the stock market, Brent, a farmer at heart, joined forces with his father Ron
in 1996 to develop Melville Vineyards
& Winery in the Sta.