While stationed on a U.S. army base in Germany in the late 60's, Tom Maas experienced being surrounded by scenic country vineyards and distinctive wineries. He promised himself that one day he would follow his passion, control his destiny and have a vinyeard and winery back home in California. Tom made his dream a reality. He planted his first block of grapevines in Paso Robles on his 115-acre estate with his wife Kathleen. Pear Valley was established in 1997, and today, Tom and Kathleen share a mission to create delightful regional wines while conducting sustainable farming practices with a no-waste philosophy in mind.
Continuing the dedication to providing the best environment possible, Tom and Kathleen designed a tasting room that is an open and inviting space that is energy efficient and environmentally sound. On most days guest have the opportunity to meet Tom and Kathleen as they are usually in the tasting room. They encourage guests to enjoy a picnic on the patio with a bottle of wine while enjoying the 360 degree views of the Paso Robles countryside. In addition, Pear Valley has a banquet room with gorgeous vineyard views available for weddings and fundraisers.
Creating unique vintages that reflect vibrant fruit nourished by ancient soils under ideal climate conditions while leaving little impact on the environment is the impetus behind Pear Valley. The Maas family cordially offers novice wine drinkers, enthusiasts and connoisseurs a taste of the naturally