- Family Owned & Operated
- Established in 1998
- French Roots in Paso Robles
“Our goal each year is to make pleasurable wines that reflect the best of our terroir, but who cares what I say, do you f–ing like it? That is what matters.”
- Stephan Asseo
Owner & Winemaker
Stephan Asseo, owner and winemaker at L'Aventure Winery, began making wine in 1982, following his education at L'Ecole Oenologique de Macon, Burgundy, France. In that same year, Stephan established Domaine de Courteillac in Bordeaux. He and his family later purchased Chateau Fleur Cardinal and Chateau Robin in the Cotes de Castillion, Bordeaux. After leaving France in 1996 he founded L'Aventure in 1998 and has spent the last 25 years creating masterfully blended red wines, while helping to build the reputation of the Paso Robles Wine Country as well as mentoring many local winemakers along the way.
Where the Wine is Made
The spirit of L'Aventure is most evident in Stephan's "Paso Blends", such as Optimus and Estate Cuvée. Both wines are Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon/Petit Verdot blends. In these wines, as well as in his Rhône blend, Côte à Côte, the blending of premium varietals increases the authenticity, complexity, and balance of the wines. In this adventurous spirit, L’Aventure find the future of Paso Robles wines...pleasurable, balanced red blends.