Join us for an evening with Arnaud Fabre of Benom Wines!
For our first Winemaker evening, ESB is featuring Benom Wines in Paso Robles, a small production boutique winery located in Tin City.
Winemakers Arnaud and brother Guillaume come from a family of grape growers and winemakers. After 24 years in Narbonne, he moved to Bordeaux. Both regions famous for their wines, but are also very different from each other. It requires some grape growing and winemaking experience to switch from one to the other, such as different climates, soil types, vine sicknesses and more.
Benom is the phonetic translation of the French word binôme, which translates to “a project together.” Guillaume and brother are French, and for them making wine is a heritage.
Arnaud and Guillaume Fabre moved to California for Love. For Guillaume, it was his love of winemaking and farming without limits that brought him to Paso Robles, where he began making wine for one of the most prestigious wineries in Paso Robles, L’Aventure. This passion eventually lead him to start his own brand of immaculate wine, Clos Solene.
Arnaud’s story is much more like that of a movie scene. His move to California was to follow the love of his life, Chloe. This is how the two brothers -Les Deux Freres Fabre- ended up in Paso Robles. The story gets far more interesting, but you will have to come find out for yourself!
A tribute to the extensive Fabre legacy in both the Languedoc-Roussillon and Bordeaux regions; as multi generational stewards, farmers and winemakers from birth; the essence of everything Benom, is the utmost quality and infinite expression of what the central coast of California has to offer in harmony with the innate skilled craft of the Fabre bloodline.
“Come for the wine, stay for the winemaker, leave with a bottle!”
The Winemaker evening takes place in a very special and unique Santa Barbara home with a view like no other. This modern home, with its large arched glass walls, features an unusual panoramic northern view looking across the bay; from Ventura in the east, along the mountains past the 154 San Marcos pass, to Gaviota in the west. Truly a sight!