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Comal to host special wine dinner with Pax Mahle from Wind Gap Wines

April 9th, 2013

Wind Gap wines have been a fixture at Comal since the day we opened, with both the Arinto and Bastardo Blanco regularly featured on our wine taps.  On Tuesday, April 30th, Comal will welcome Wind Gap owner and winemaker Pax Mahle for a special dinner showcasing a selection of his wines paired with dishes by executive chef Matt Gandin. Dining in Pax’s company, dinner guests will have the opportunity to meet him and hear the story behind each wine selection and his vision at Wind Gap.


This is the first of a new series of producer dinners, to be held in our private dining room, Abajo.  In the future, Comal will welcome brewers, tequila and mezcal producers, and farmers in celebration of products and produce used at the restaurant and the people behind them.




DATE/TIME:  Tuesday, April 30th at 6:30 PM


PRICE:  $90 per person, inclusive of dinner, wine pairings and gratuity

RESERVATIONS:  Space is limited – to purchase tickets, click on this link:


Dinner Menu:

Hog Island Sweetwater Oysters habañero chile mignonette
2012 Trousseau Gris, Fannuchi-Wood Road Vineyard,
Russian River Valley

Local Halibut Crudo fava beans, black olive-Serrano chile salsa
2010 Chardonnay, Brousseau Vineyard, Chalone

Chilpachole de Jaiba Dungeness crab, tomato-chipotle broth
2011 Pinot Gris, Windsor Oaks Vineyard, Chalk Hill

Wood-Roasted Pork Loin pipian verde
2011 Pinot Noir, Gap’s Crown Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

Oaxacan Chocolate Budin Maldon salt, whipped crema



About Wind Gap:

Wind Gap is the latest project by Pam and Pax Mahle. The winery was started in 2006 in a historic winery building in Forestville, CA.  Wind Gap makes honest, authentic and compelling wines from special vineyard sites that have received critical acclaim from Robert Parker, Steven Tanzer and The Wine Spectator, among others.  Wind Gap is currently producing Trousseau Gris, Chardonnay, Syrah, Grenache, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Noir.