You might recognize our latest Live Clients from their wildly successful shows, American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. Please help us welcome and congratulate Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warkwick, the owners of our latest Live Client: Villa San-Juliette Vineyard & Winery. They are now up and running, powered by Nexternal’s eCommerce platform.
Created by two men who knew almost nothing about wine, but everything about how to succeed, Villa San-Juliette Winery is the realization of the shared vision of childhood friends Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick, two of television’s most successful producers. Growing up on together as childhood friends in Liverpool, England, the idea of owning a sprawling 168-acre winery under the beautiful Paso Robles sun would have seemed like more of a cheeky joke, than a future dream. But then again, Nigel and Ken have made a career out of making the most improbable dreams come true.
Ken and Nigel purchased the vineyard in 2005 and originally named the winery Villa San Michelle. Taking note that there was another “Michelle” in the wine industry, Ken and Nigel stood among their vines and put their creative juices to work to rename the winery. In the final draw, the winery was named for Ken’s lovely wife, Julie, and thus was born Villa San-Juliette.
If you can’t get out to their gorgeous property in Paso Robles, don’t fret! You can now shop their delicious wines online!