In 1997, alongside his father and brother, Chad Melville co-founded Melville’s estate vineyards. Over the years, he has assumed the role of both winemaker and winegrower, prompting an intriguing question: which one defines him best?
At Melville, the notion that wines “begin in the vineyard” holds true. Chad’s wines are crafted exclusively from grapes grown at the Melville Estate, giving him and his team full control over their treatment. However, while they can’t dictate nature’s whims, Chad embraces a life in humble servitude to Mother Nature and their cherished piece of land that houses the vineyards and winery.
Farming organically is just the beginning; sustainability encompasses a broader perspective for Chad. He understands that giving back to the earth isn’t enough; it involves caring for people, equipment, barrels, and the environment in every aspect of the business. At Melville, winemaking flows from the heart, resulting in exceptional wines nurtured by nature and passion.