Pax and Pam Mahle moved to wine country in 1997 to pursue careers in wine. After a few years of tasting and sourcing wine from all over California for Dean & Deluca, Pax decided to start his own brand from a vineyard he felt a kismet connection. That vineyard was Alder Springs Vineyard, and after finding an investor to help realize the dream, Pax Wine Cellars was launched in 2000.
The Mahles decided to make a bold choice by favoring the “untapped potential” of the Syrah grape. The entire lineup of wines came from cool climate vineyards in Sonoma County and Mendocino. The wines were big, rich expressions of Syrah that went on to be highly sought after and quickly established Pax as one of California’s premier producers of Syrah.
Presently, the Pax brand has evolved to include new and exciting varieties in addition to Syrah like Chenin Blanc, Gamay, Carignan and a host of others recently planted. We maintain a very holistic approach to our winemaking, taking care to use only grapes grown without the use of chemicals and to hand make our wines with as little intervention as possible.
6780 McKinley Street #170