Winemaker Dinner with Pax Mahle of Wind Gap and Pax Wines

On Tuesday, June 13th, Comal will welcome back Pax Mahle, owner and winemaker of Wind Gap and Pax Wines, for another special dinner showcasing a selection of Wind Gap and Pax wines paired with dishes by Comal’s executive chef Matt Gandin. Dinner guests will have the opportunity to engage in conversation with Pax and learn firsthand about his winemaking approach.

Pax and Pam Mahle originally started Pax Wine Cellars in 2000. Pax quickly gained notoriety for their bold syrahs crafted from grapes grown in cool climate vineyards in Sonoma and Mendocino.  In 2006 Pax and Pam founded Wind Gap Wines, which specializes in wines made from grapes directly impacted by coastal wind gaps.  Dinner guests will experience the commonalities and differences between each brand’s wines and in one special course be able to compare two Wind Gap syrahs made from grapes on opposite sides of the same wind gap (one facing north, the other south).

This is the latest in Comal’s Abajo Dinner Series, an ongoing series of producer dinners (previous dinners have featured Bedrock Wine Co, Arnot-Roberts Wines, Fieldwork Brewing Co., and Montelobos Mezcal to name a few) held in Comal’s private dining room, Abajo. All previous events have sold out in advance.


DATE/TIME: Tuesday, June 13th at 6:30 PM

PRICE: Tickets are $120 inclusive of food, wine and service charge

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


Dinner Menu 

Local Halibut Crudo avocado, salted nopales

2015 Pax Old-Vine Chenin Blanc, Buddha’s Dharma, Mendocino


Frisée Salad grilled peaches, toasted almonds, queso cotija

2016 Wind Gap Trousseau Gris, Fanucchi Wood Road Vineyard, Russian River


Chicken Tamal cascabel chile salsa (cherries, epazote)

2016 Pax Gamay Noir, Sonoma Coast


Flank Steak Guisado Taco grilled corn-cherry tomato salsa

2014 Wind Gap Syrah, Majik Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

2014 Wind Gap Syrah, Nellessen Vineyard, Sonoma Coast


Hoja Santa Wrapped Goat Cheese fresh plums

2015 Pax Old-Vine Carignan, Testa Vineyard, Mendocino



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