Wine Meets Design

We pair winemakers + designers to
create exceptional, limited-run wines.


Our latest collaboration

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Our Process
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We connect great winemakers + designers and provide a blank canvas for these makers to create.

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We bottle each collaboration in limited numbers, ship directly to you or as a gift.

Latest release

2013 Syrah / Grenache

84% Syrah,
16% Grenache

Sonoma County




made by:

Pax Mahle + Lab Partners


7 barrels made

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Pax Mahle is an East Coast sommelier turned West Coast wine buyer who became a winemaker more than a decade ago. Best known for Syrah-based wines from Sonoma and Mendocino, he bottles under the labels Pax, Agharta, and Wind Gap.
Pax Mahle was a sommelier and wine buyer, but today crafts Syrah-based wines in Sebastopol under the labels Pax, Agharta, and Wind Gap.
Sarah Labieniec and Ryan Meis are a husband-and-wife creative team who, together, are Lab Partners in San Francisco. They create whimsical, illustrative work for clients such as Target, Warby Parker, Real Simple, Virgin America, and others.
Sarah and Ryan (Lab Partners) are a husband-and-wife creative team who create whimsical, illustrative work for incredible brands.
Our Story

Barrel + Ink is unlike any wine company you’ve experienced.

We aren’t defined by a single winemaker, label, or style. Instead, we provide a unique platform for winemakers + designers to step out from behind the winery or brand and collaborate with complete creative freedom.

Our wines, and the stories that come with them, are an ever-evolving collection and a sampling of the exceptional. And with each Barrel + Ink release we strive to share a deeper and more human connection to wine + design.