Our Story

It all started with a vision

And then a lot of good old hard work

Nestled amongst rolling, oak-studded hills on the outskirts of San Luis Obispo, California, is a unique little winery: Filipponi Ranch. Family-owned and operated, this boutique winery began with the vision of founder Herb Filipponi whose father, Lorenzo, immigrated to America from Switzerland in the early 1900’s with the dream of a better life! After purchasing and settling on this 300-acre ranch, Lorenzo started a dairy farm where Filipponi Ranch is located today.

Aspects of that ranch from the 1900s still exists in the current ranch today. Filipponi means family. The logo used on our wine label today is the same brand that was used on the family’s beef cattle. The bell shape represents the bells the cows would wear in their Swiss village of Gordevio. The cross represents the Swiss flag.

Where we are today

Producing some of the finest wines on the Central Coast

Today the goal at Filipponi Ranch is to make small lots of high quality wine. The grapes are harvested by hand from some of the finest vineyards located in San Luis Obispo and every bottle of wine is hand-crafted in the original dairy barn.

Come by and visit us in our new tasting room which is in the orginal ranch house. You will be delighted by the beauty and history of the ranch while you enjoy our hand-crafted wines. After tasting, you are welcome to use the picnic area for lunch or stay and enjoy a game of bocce ball or horseshoes under the sycamore trees.

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