Als Besitzer mehrerer Weingüter in Frankreich, wollte Stephan Asseo irgendwann auch über das AOC-Gesetz hinaus innovativ sein und so fanden 1998 er und seine Familie in Paso Robles den geeigneten Ort hierfür.
- Notizen des Weinguts: „The site for the vineyard was selected after an extensive study of the area that matched Stephan's experience as a vigneron. He immediately favored the west side of Paso Robles for its sloping hills and authentic quality terroir. The one hundred twenty seven acre property he chose is comprised of multiple hills of various elevation, complex soils and excellent water drainage. He finds the aspects of this terroir to be fundamental in obtaining the high quality fruit necessary to create the wines he has envisioned for L'Aventure.“
- DECANTER: „Further south in Paso Robles, Stephan Asseo found the freedom to craft the wines he wants at his aptly named L’Aventure winery. Parisian by birth, with an oenology degree from Macon in Burgundy, Asseo made a name for himself in the 1980’s with the family’s Bordeaux properties
Domaine de Courteillac, Fleur Cardinale in St-Emilion and Chateau Robin in Cotes de Castillon. Consultancy work followed, but his restless nature led him to look elsewhere. ‘I was fed up with the restrictions in France and had an idea in my head inspired by Domaine de Trevallon’s Cabernet-Syrah mix and other blends I’d tasted in the Bekka Valley in Lebanon,’ he says.“
Menschen/Inhaber: Familie Asseo
Region/Ort: Kalifornien, Paso Robles