While stationed on a U.S. army base in Germany in the late 60's, Tom Maas enjoyed being surrounded by scenic country vineyards and distinctive wineries. He promised himself that one day he would follow his passion 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 1999, and today Kathleen and the Pear Valley Team continue 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. Guests are encouraged to enjoy a picnic on the patio with a bottle of wine while enjoying the 360 degree views of the Paso Robles countryside.
With 26 grape varietals planted there is something for every palate. If you've never tried a Charbono, an Aglianico, or a Nero d'Avola this is the place to try wines estate produced from rarely planted grapes. It is a casual atmosphere in a beautiful setting with seriously good wines. We would be delighted to share it with you.