Beatrice and Stephan Asseo
Stephan and Beatrice are the reason that L'Aventure Winery exists. Wine has always been a part of their lives, especially for Stephan who made a career out of it at a very young age. Originally from France, they owned a few domaines in the Bordeaux region, where Stephan was already known for pushing the limits of winemaking. After making wine for 17 years in France, Stephan got tired of the French rules and regulations, known as Appellation D'origine Contrôlée, which limited his desire to make creative blends. Beatrice, who has a passion for traveling, was charmed by the idea of moving to a different country. In 1997, they made the decision to start a new "adventure"! They had a few ideas on where to go, California being one of them. After searching thoroughly through Napa Valley and Sonoma, they did not find anything they were looking for. Finally, they stumbled upon Paso Robles where they immediately fell in love with the area.
Stephan and Beatrice are both involved in every part of this winery. Their dedication and passion is felt by everyone and speaks for itself in the wines that L'Aventure produces. They have brought a French touch that can never be forgotten (especially with Stephan's accent)! We are thankful that they have created a work environment is so very family oriented. For instance, when one breaks for lunch, we all break for lunch, so that we can enjoy our break together. Since the beginning of L'Aventure, Stephan and Beatrice have given their everything to build a respected winery in Paso Robles. Cheers to them and cheers to many more years to come!