The History of Sylvester Vineyards & Le Vigne Winery
In the early 1960's, Sylvester Feichtinger purchased Rancho Robles, now the current home to Sylvester Vineyards & Winery. Originally used for beef cattle and hay production, Rancho Robles became a vineyard in 1982 after the first grapes were planted. After years of selling quality grapes to many of the premium wineries in the area, Sylvester Vineyards & Winery released its first wines in 1990 and instantly won many awards and received much notoriety. Their instant success prompted the building of their modern winery and tasting room, which was finished in time for the 1995 harvest. In addition to its custom crush capability, the winery can produce up to 50,000 cases of wine annually. Great care was taken to utilize the newest technologies while maintaining the ability to produce quality artisan wines that feature the Paso Robles terroir.
Time honored tradition, state of the art technology, harmony between plants and soil and a true passion for wine are the four major ingredients that make the wines from Sylvester Vineyards & Winery so special. The wines are carefully crafted to be easily approachable, featuring a bouquet that highlights the fruit, tempered with aromas of oak. The mouth feel conveys a well rounded richness, a characteristic of fine wines made in the New World style. But it's the lingering finish that gives a true sense of the Paso Robles appellation.