In 2005, proprietors Ken & Julie Warwick and Nigel Lythgoe 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-winning pair would grow up to produce the primetime hit, American Idol.
Meet the Winemaker
Dan Smith - An Oregon native, Dan grew up influenced by the Pinot Noir vineyards of the Willamette Valley. He went on to study Wine & Viticulture at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo before embarking on a journey to fine-tune his craft in wine regions worldwide. In 2013, Dan joined the winemaking team at Villa San-Juliette and took the lead as head winemaker in 2015.
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.
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Petite Sirah
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Paso Robles
- Paso Robles Estrella District
- Wine Club