Wind Gap Wines

Sonoma County region

Continuing to craft limited production, vineyard-designated wines


Wind Gap Wines is an interesting new project, founded by Pax and Pamela Mahle in 2006. Focusing on making honest, authentic, and compelling wines from specially selected vineyard sites, the Mahles have combed the state of California to gather a collection of some of the most exciting vineyards for producing the kinds of grapes they love best – Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, Chardonnay from Chalone (Monterey County), Grenache from Paso Robles, and Syrah from the cool and windy Sonoma Coast. They found that each of their select vineyard sites were planted along or directly influenced by one “wind gap” or another, hence the fitting name of their newest entity, Wind Gap Wines.

Pax Mahle learned to love wine while working in restaurants in Nantucket and gained further appreciation after a trip to France’s Burgundy and Rhône Valley regions in the late nineties. He and his wife Pamela then moved to Sonoma County where they pursued a future in the wine industry, and later founded Pax Wines in 2000. It was through Pax Wines that Pax Mahle began to experiment with vineyard designated Syrahs and really developed his own world-class style.

Today, he continues his dream, crafting limited production, vineyard-designated wines for his latest up-and-coming venture Wind Gap Wines. Enjoy!

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