Villa San-Juliette Vineyard & Winery Brings On New Chef

A new chef and new menu elevate the wine tasting experience at VSJ

Villa San-Juliette Vineyard & Winery Brings On New ChefThe wine country experience just got a whole lot more flavorful at Villa San-Juliette Vineyard & Winery.

Chef Charlie Paladin Wayne, a frequent caterer for winery events, has designed a new seasonal menu to complement the award-winning wines and enhance the tasting room experience.

For nearly a decade, Chef Charlie has been wine country’s in-demand caterer, coordinating hundreds of winemaker dinners and weddings across the Central Coast. With over 35 years in the restaurant and hospitality industry, he has worked in kitchens across the globe and brings his mastery of ethnic cuisines – including classic American fare – to every meal. With a dedicated staff at VSJ, including right-hand man, Stephen Plale, Chef Charlie’s contribution to the wine tasting experience has already been received with overwhelming enthusiasm.

With its emphasis on fresh, local ingredients like Morro Bay rock cod and Oak Creek Ranch lamb, the new menu includes:

Baked Almond and Rosemary-Crusted Goat Cheese

  • Warmed goat cheese encrusted in crushed almonds and rosemary served with artisan bread $12  | Club $10

Fish Tacos

  • Fresh Morro Bay Rock Cod sautéed with olive oil, onions, fresh oregano and cilantro, served on mini corn tortillas with shredded cabbage, table cream, and jalapeno avocado salsa. 3 per order $15  | Club $12

Roasted Oak Creek Ranch Grass-Fed Lamb Panini

  • Local grass fed spring lamb on grilled French country bread, tallegio cheese, caramelized onions, roasted red bell pepper, and mint pistou served with sweet potato fries $15  | Club $12

Pizza of the Day

  • $14  | Club $11

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Crème Anglaise and Fresh Berries

  • $6  | Club $5

Vanilla Bean Crème Brulée

  • $6  | Club $5

For more information about the new menu at Villa San-Juliette, or to learn more about VSJ wines, please visit

About Villa San-Juliette   
Villa San-Juliette is the vision of iconic television producers Ken Warwick and Nigel Lythgoe who believe in bringing the best talent together to create remarkable experiences. At Villa San-Juliette, the experience is world-class wines in an extraordinary setting. The vineyard’s combination of soils, aspect, and elevation create exceptional Bordeaux and Rhône varietal wines of richness, depth and character. The Villa, nestled on the 168-acre estate with 132 acres of bearing vineyards planted to 11 varietals, provides a gracious setting for enjoying a one-of-a-kind experience in Paso Robles wine country. For more information about Villa San-Juliette, please call 805.467.0014, or visit Villa San-Juliette is located at: 6385 Cross Canyons Road, San Miguel, CA 93451.