Donkey & Goat Wine Dinner
2020 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA, 94704
Pax and Wind Gap Wine Dinner
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. When a rift among partners forced the Pax brand into hibernation around 2008, 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.
Local Halibut Crudo avocado, salted nopales
2015 Pax Old-Vine Chenin Blanc, Buddhas 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