Whe visiting a winery with exceptional wines or at least to your taste, ask the server for recommendations of other wineries in th area. If you hear several recommendations of the same winery you just could begin to think it’s worh a visit; L’Aventure is such a winery.
Several wineries in Paso Robles will say Stephan Asseo of L’Aventure is the wine guru for that wine region. Stephan the owner and winemaker toured the world to find the best place to grow his grapes and make the wine he wanted to create. This location and wine is – HEAVEN!
Talk about hard to find, even your GPS might guide you in the wrong direction.
Off of Hwy 46, turn onto Arbor Road
Curve onto Live Oak Road, then good luck.
Continue down the road into a small residential area, watch for children playing; continue to the dirt road and keep on driving. Eventually on the dirt road you will make your way to the gates of L’Aventure Winery.
Drive through the gates eventually a clearing will appear with the winery sitting in the middle of the vineyards. The huge winery is dwarfed by the high rolling hills of vines surrounding the winery and tasting room.
On the side of the winery wall is a painting by the French artist Erwin Dazelle. Red wine is flowing across the wall as it’s welcoming you to a unique wine experience.
Stepping inside the tasting room you will find a small counter and on this day, probably most days, a friendly tasting associate. The tasting room is open Thursday through Sunday, from 11:00am to 4:00 pm, accepting appointments the other days. Tastings are $10.00, for 5 wines; includes a stemless Riedel ‘O’ Syrah wine glass.
The tasting room appears small for a winery that is or should be popular and overflowing with tasters. If you visit on a Thursday or Friday, the tasting room should be open with only a few visitors. Enjoy sipping their wine while sitting outside with a view of the vineyards. All wines on this menu were blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Mourvedre and Grenache; with most being estate wines.
L’Aventure slogan is ‘Where Bordeaux Meets the Rhone’ with each wine exceeding expectations. On this day the tasting began with the Estate Rose, and then continuing to the more traditional blended reds. Each tasting was such a joy and each wine better than the one preceding.
The last tasting Estate Cuvee 2007 is high on the scale of great wines; a blend of 49% Estate Syrah, 37% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Petit Verdot. Although none of their wines will disappoint your palate.
If you are in the Paso Robles area, be sure to visit L’Aventure Winery at 2815 Live Oak Rd., www.aventurewine.com