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Paix Sur Terre Wines

Paso Robles AVA

This winery stands out among the crowd and shows how distinctive each bottling is with authentic artwork

Founded in 2010 by Ryan and Nicole Pease, Paix Sur Terre (French for ‘Peace on Earth’) is a completely unique winery venture based in Paso Robles on California’s Central Coast. The winery is dedicated to producing Mourvèdre-based wines along with small lots of Syrah, Grenache, and Mediterranean-style whites from carefully selected vineyards on the west side of Paso Robles. Mourvèdre is Ryan and Nicole’s favorite varietal, so when they decided to start their own label, it only seemed natural to make the varietal they are in love with. It’s even more fitting that no one else in Paso Robles is focusing on Mourvèdre.

Ryan Pease got his start in the wine industry while attending Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. A part time tasting room position at Linne Calodo opened his eyes to the world of wine and he realized the wine business was something he wanted to be a part of. He has since gained harvest, cellar and winemaking experience at Linne Calodo, Epoch Estate, Grey Wolf, and Lone Madrone. Aside from Paix Sur Terre, Ryan currently makes wine for Grey Wolf, Four Lanterns and William Robert Wines. Ryan’s wife Nicole also works in the wine business as operations manager for McPrice Myers Winery, where she manages all aspects of daily operations. Together, Ryan and Nicole are the sole employees of Paix Sur Terre.

Paix Sur Terre sources fruit from Glenrose Vineyard, Alta Colina Vineyard and La Vista Vineyard - all three with stunning sites and highly dedicated owners who pursue growing some of the best fruit in Paso Robles. Each vineyard has different soil types with different varietal selections, allowing plenty of blending opportunities in the Paix Sur Terre cellar. The soils, vineyards, and climate in Paso Robles are some of the best in the world for growing Rhône varietals, and the Peases are excited to be at the forefront of the region’s discovery. They have garnered some serious critical acclaim for their efforts with Paix Sur Terre and they hope to continue building the winery into a successful, reputable brand.

The labels for Paix Sur Terre, by the way, are created by friend and abstract artist Jon Blythe. He creates a new piece of art for each Paix Sur Terre wine, helping the winery stand out among the crowd and showing how distinctive each bottling is.

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