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A brief history

Le Vigne’s Paso Robles roots go back to the early 1960s when Sylvia Filippini’s father, Sylvester Feichtinger purchased Rancho Roble, which produced hay and cattle. In the late 1970s, Sylvester saw the potential in Paso Robles as a world-class wine-producing region. In 1982 he planted his first vines which consisted of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Sylvester released its first estate bottled wines in 1989 and built a state-of-the-art facility, with the capability of producing up to 50,000 cases a year, in 1995.
In 1996 Sylvia and her husband Walter took over the operations. Walter grew up in Como, Italy, and immigrated to the United States in 1981, shortly after winning Italy’s National Chef’s competition for his delectable display of pheasant pate. In New York, he worked with famed Italian-American film producer Dino de Laurentiis at his FDL Food Shows’, an Italian specialty food store and restaurant. In 1986, Walter moved to Beverly Hills to run the new location.
In 2010 Walter and Sylvia purchased an 86 acres parcel that is now known as our Acquarello Vineyard. This vineyard is five miles East of the winery. In 2013, they decided to change the winery’s name to Le Vigne, “The Vineyard” in Italian. Walter’s family had previously owned vineyards in Valentina; so, he utilized this knowledge, along with perfection to detail in cooking, to revamp the winery. It entailed planting and replanting the vineyards and the hiring of Terry Culton as head winemaker in 2019.
Le Vigne currently consists of 113 acres planted at our two Estate Vineyards in the Estrella District AVA. The Domenico North and South vineyards are comprised of 81 acres. North Domenico has 11 different varietals planted consisting of larger blocks of Bordeaux varietals and smaller planting of varietals like Viognier and Corvina. South Domenico has 12 different varietals planted with larger blocks of Bordeaux and Rhone varietals and small blocks of Primitivo and Nero d’ Avola. Acquarello Vineyard has 32 acres planted of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, and Merlot. Our vineyards are predominantly planted East to West, 10’ x 6’ rows, and sustainably farmed.
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Established in 1996

5115 Buena Vista Drive
United States, California




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