Co-owner & General Manager
Wine has always been part of her life. Like her father loves to say, “Chloe was born in the barrels”. Rest assured this is just an expression, however, it perfectly summarizes her upbringing. Originally from France, the Asseo family-owned multiple properties in Bordeaux. After making wine for 17 years in Bordeaux, Stephan got tired of the French regulations and decided to start a new adventure in the New World where he would gain more freedom with viticulture and vinification. In 1998, they moved to Paso Robles and started L’Aventure Winery.
Her educational and career path did not take a traditional route for a winemaker’s daughter. After going to school for marketing and visual communication in fashion, she went back to France to gain some professional experience in the retail and fashion industry. After two years of working for high-end brands, she decided to move back to Paso Robles which is when she realized she wanted to join the family business and put her acquired marketing skills to good use. In 2014, she officially joined L’Aventure and became in charge of all the sales and marketing. She also became more involved in the vinification process by being part of the blending decisions with her father. Lastly, as of January 2021, she took over as General Manager and now oversees the operation of the winery.
Nichole joined the L’Aventure team in the Fall of 2019 returning to her Central Coast roots. After spending more than a decade working in hospitality both in hotels and restaurants, she wanted to redirect her focus to her true passion, wine. Originally from the Central Coast Nichole was living in Las Vegas working in restaurant management when she was introduced to Chloe and Stephan Asseo. “The opportunity to work with the team at L’Aventure and the Asseo family, meant combining my background in hospitality and business management with my passion for wine and hospitality. How could I pass that up?” Taking the lead on our DTC events for both the tasting room and offsite, Nichole has begun traveling throughout the U.S. to bring L’Aventure wines directly to our members and consumers.