Patrick joined the L'Aventure Team as our new Production Manager. Originally from Plano, Texas (North of Dallas), his parents started a vineyard in 1999 planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Chardonnay. From the moment Patrick helped his dad pull out the old vines and planted new ones, he knew he wanted to work in the wine industry. He moved to Paso Robles in 2005 as he felt the area was fast growing and had some experienced winemakers to learn from. Before joining the team, Patrick was working for an established winery as Cellar Master but wanted to return to the vineyard and not just work in the cellar. Now, Patrick, works closely with Dave to be Stephan's eyes and ears in the vineyard. He assists in daily cellar activities, assists Stephan in the winemaking process as well as insuring that proper cellar practices are in place at all times. He is also involved in vineyard maintenance, tractor driving and irrigation repairs. Lets just say we keep him busy!