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Title 2018 Harvest Internship
Employer Stephan Vineyards Inc, dba L'Aventure
Employment Location Paso Robles, CA
Company Description 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. Over the next 15 years, Stephan developed into an artisan winemaker of fastidious craftsmanship and gained a reputation as a maverick vigneron. However, his true desire was to be more innovative than AOC law would allow. In 1996, this led him on a quest for a great terroir, where he could pursue his ideal as a winemaker. After searching for over a year among the world's great wine fields, ranging from South Africa to Lebanon, Argentina to Napa, Stephan found Paso Robles. Stephan immediately "fell in love" with the unique terroir of west side Paso Robles. The rolling topography of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range, the deep calcareous soils, and the maritime influences of the renowned Templeton Gap all combine to produce a world class wine country, with the potential to craft some of the world's greatest blends. It is here, in Paso Robles, that Stephan began his adventure, "L'Aventure".

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 our Rhône blend Côte à Côte, the blending of premium varietals increases the authenticity, complexity, and balance of the wines. In this adventurous spirit, we find the future of Paso Robles wines... great, balanced red blends.
Type Internship
Pay Scale Based on Experience
Employment Start Date August 15, 2018
Employment End Date December 15, 2018
Job Description The work will consist to mainly: 1) Initiation to test fruit and take samples for analyzing the maturity and decide the picking days. 2) All crushing operations. 3) Fruit reception, sorting, SO2 addition, etc. 4) Vinificaton process including Saignee, pumpover, up to draining the tank, empty the must and pressing process. 5) Tasting for the evaulation to determine the correct time to drain the tank. 6) Barrel preparation and filling the barrels with wine following the malolactic fermentation process by chormatography analysis, addition of SO2, etc.
Contact Info Please email resume to
Contact Address 2815 Live Oak Rd\r\nPaso Robles, CA 93446
Contact Phone 805-227-1588
Contact Fax 805-227-6988
Contact E-mail
Contact Website

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