Former "American Idol" producers were Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick.

They’ve listed their California winery for $22 million earlier this month.

Warwick and Lythgoe bought the 160-acre Paso Robles property for $5.2 million in 2005.

Originally, the investment property was supposed to include "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller, host Ryan Seacrest and judge Simon Cowell.

"One by one, they all dropped out, leaving Nigel and me to do what we've done most of our lives, work together;”

“we just work together very well,"

Over the next few years, the showbiz pros leveled the small original house.

They planted 130-acres of grapevines and built the villa.

However, making a sun-soaked Tuscan-inspired retreat with a state-of-the-art winery was no easy feat.

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