Located in Paso Robles, California’s fastest-growing wine region, Villa San-Juliette is widely considered the most beautiful vineyard on the Central Coast. The 164-acre estate consists of a contemporary Tuscan-style villa, five-star lodging accommodations, resort pool, tasting room, and lush, sprawling lawns and gardens with panoramic views, which serve as the ideal venue for special events such as weddings and retreats. The award-winning wines of VSJ consistently receive the very highest ratings and accolades. The vineyard is capable of producing an impressive 30,000 cases a year. Equipment is state-of-the-art. Rarely does a property with such an extraordinary provenance become available for sale.
In 2005, proprietors Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick began the pursuit of turning their long-held dream of owning a vineyard into a reality. Once childhood friends in the backstreets of Liverpool, the Emmy Award-winning pair would grow up to produce the primetime hit, American Idol. It was during their time on Idol, traveling between audition cities, that they first discovered Paso Robles, a wine region still under the radar. Not long after consulting with their families, Ken and Nigel purchased and began redevelopment of an old-vine property located at the northern edge of the Paso Robles AVA. Over ten years later, Villa San-Juliette has emerged as a premier wine destination on the Central Coast.
As you make your way up the long driveway flanked by Cypress trees, you’ll feel as if you have been transported to a beautiful region of Italy. You will immediately behold both the quality and meticulous attention to detail that greets you at every turn, from the beautiful centerpiece grand fountain to the majestic California Oak tree that holds the vortex of energy on the land.
The dynamic winemaking style at VSJ achieves balance and complexity while highlighting the natural character of the fruit. The wines are made in small lots with precision and care, aged in French and American barrels, and blended throughout the aging process to fully integrate the flavors that result in cohesive and elegant wines.
VSJ is home to twelve remarkable styles of wine. The vineyard’s combination of soils, aspect, and elevation creates exceptional Bordeaux and Rhone-style varietals with unsurpassed richness and depth.