The genesis of the wine story for Pear Valley began in the late 60’s when owner Tom Maas was stationed on an army base in Germany…in the midst of a vineyard. Here he learned to love both wine and the vineyard. Decades later, when the kids were grown and responsibilities waned, he was free to pursue his dream of owning and living in a vineyard. It started with 20 acres in 1999. Kathleen now owns 113 acres where she and her staff dedicate their energy and resources to providing the best environment for growing premium grapes. The vineyards are operated with sustainable farming practices to ensure the best fruit possible.
The next phase of the dream began in the Spring of 2008 when they
broke ground on a 14,000 square foot winery and 5,000 square foot tasting room.
Continuing the dedication to providing the best environment possible,
the winery and tasting room were designed in partnership with PG&E
through their “Savings By Design” program to design buildings that are
energy efficient and environmentally sound.