Join us for an evening with Ryan Pease of Paix Sur Terre
ESB is delighted to showcase some of the most unique wines in all of the central coast produced by none other than Ryan Pease of Paix Sur Terre! Between the rare Ugni Blanc (commonly used in cognac) and the deep and exquisite selection of high quality Mourvèdre, Ryan’s wines offer some of the best value in all of Paso and ESB has special access to his upcoming 2021’s and a few library specialties!
Paix Sur Terre was the dream of Ryan and his wife, Nicole with a vision for creating a portfolio of truly mineral-driven Mourvèdres along with small lots of Grenache and Syrah, so they founded Paix Sur Terre in 2010. The goal was to produce the wines they love, single-vineyard Mourvèdre, Rhône blends, and Mediterranean-style white wines. With fruit sourced from some of the best vineyards in Paso Robles, Paix Sur Terre has developed a reputation for truly creative wines that stand out from the crowd, producing unique varietals not found anywhere else in Paso. Their wines are elegant, well-balanced, complex, and true to their Paso Robles terroir. Ryan uses minimal oak, lots of whole cluster, and does everything possible to make site-specific wines. Exhaustive, single-vineyard sourcing allows Ryan to produce unusual varieties like Ugni Blanc along with his personal favorite, Mourvèdre. Sourcing from nine stunning vineyards on the west side of Paso Robles, some of the greatest sites in the area, the fruit is always picked keeping freshness in mind to express a balance of mouthwatering, savory, and mineral qualities. For that reason, all of his wines are nearly sold out!
Now is your chance to meet Ryan, a wonderful human being that started out with a finance degree and finished with a viticulture degree, and learn about the journey he and Nicole have been on to bring such creative wines to the world.
Ryan Pease started out in the wine industry while attending college at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Looking for a part time job, he came across a posting for tasting room help at Linne Calodo in Paso Robles. While on a break from school, Ryan took a fated trip to France, and it was there that he set his mind on making wine. One night, he said, “I was sitting on the banks of the Rhône River in the same spot Van Gogh painted ‘A Starry Night’ watching the fireworks of the Bastille Day celebration.” He was sipping from a bottle of Domaine Tempier, and it was one of those moments you never forget. It all clicked for him, then and there. Ryan went on to finish his shifting his focus to Wine and Viticulture. After a couple harvests working with Paso Robles wineries like Linne Calodo and Epoch he decided to start Paix Sur Terre while serving as head winemaker at Grey Wolf Cellars. After revitalizing Grey Wolf’s wine program, he accepted the winemaking role at Brecon Estate before leaving to focus 100% on Paix Sur Terre, as he does now.
2021 Ugni Blanc
2021 Days Between
2020 Been Away Too Long
100% Mourvedre, Denner Vineyard
2015 Song’s if it’s Own ~ Library Wine ~
58% Mourvedre, 22% Grenache, 17% Syrah, 3% Cinsault
Wines will be available for purchase.
Gingered Shrimp Salad
Caesar Salad Toasts
Chermoula Lamb with Preserved Lemon Labneh
Broccoli Pesto Tostada with Ricotta Salata
“Come for the wine, stay for the winemaker, leave with a bottle!”
The Winemaker evening takes place in a very special and unique Santa Barbara home with a view like no other. This modern home, with its large arched glass walls, features an unusual panoramic northern view looking across the bay; from Ventura in the east, along the mountains past the 154 San Marcos pass, to Gaviota in the west. Truly a sight!