Mello Cielo Vineyard Experience


Our Mello Cielo Vineyard Experience is a comprehensive excursion through our vineyards and production facility. This unique two-hour wine tasting experience begins at our tasting room where you board the Mello Cielo, our customized wine bus. Along the way you learn the history of Ruby Hill Winery, get an inside look on how our grapes go from the vine to the bottle, and visit our sister winery, Rubino Estates Winery. Throughout the experience you sample wines from our current vintages as well as some still aging in the barrel. A sit down food and wine pairing is included at our historic water tower. End your experience with Ruby Hill port and chocolate!


Mello Cielo Vineyard Experience's require a minimum of 8 guests with a maximum of 14. We offer two Mello Cielo Vineyard Experiences daily at 11:15am and 2:15pm. This experience costs $35 per guest ($30 for Gem Society members and one guest). We kindly ask that you reserve your tour at least one week in advance.


Rubino Estates Winery

After departing the Ruby Hill Tasting Room on the Mello Cielo Bus, you will make your first stop at our sister winery, Rubino Estates! There you will get the opportunity to try their Italian style wines and learn about the history of the valley and our vineyards.


Production Facility

After exploring the Rubino Estates tasting room, your ambassador will lead your group through our 20,000 case production facility. There you will see the wine making process from vine to bottle as undertaken by our Winemaker Jesse Plautz and his experienced cellar crew.

Food Pairing in the Water Tower!

After adventuring in the vineyards, your tour will conclude with a sit-down tasting of exquisite reserve and club wines paired with light food offerings from the Ruby Hill Deli. The tasting will take place in our historic water tower located right next to our Winemakers' house!