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Paridse Ridge Vineyards & Winery

4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 528-9463

Tasting:   Open daily 11 to 5pm
Compimentary tasting
Tours:
  Tours by Appointment
Amenities:
  Sculpture Garden
Price Range:   $16 to $35 per bottle
Established:   1974
Vineyards:   20 acres
Production:
  5000 cases
VIP Tasting:   Yes
Winery Dog:   "Snoopy"

Paridse Ridge Vineyards & Winery Description

The impressive grounds, buildings, art and event spaces of Paradise Ridge Vineyards and Winery enjoy a commanding west-facing view of Santa Rosa and the Russian River Valley. The small family-run winery is known for its limited-production vineyard-designated wines, with Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel their flagship offerings.

To find the winery, drive through residential areas until you reach a four-acre contemporary sculpture garden. Dozens of large-format sculptures are displayed in this natural outdoor gallery. Stop here to stretch your legs and take a stroll, or continue up the hillside to the wine-tasting and event facility.

There are numerous decks and verandas with commanding views of the vineyards and coastal hills. The large tasting room has an inlaid wood grape motif bar.

In addition to their flagship wines, Paradise Ridge produces Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon from a number of exclusive Sonoma County vineyards.

In the downstairs champagne cellar, there is an exhibit on Kanaye Nagasawa, known as “The Grape King,” who was the first winemaker at the historic Fountain Grove Winery. Inside the winery, beautiful Japanese embroidery graces the Vineroom, and picnic tables are outside for visitors to enjoy.

Paridse Ridge Vineyards & Winery Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Resort Like
Kid Friendly
Off the Beaten Path
Family Run
Historic Features
Casual & Relaxed
Hip & Stylish
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Syrah
Tours Available
Private Tasting
Picnic Sites- Superior
Art Gallery
Event Space
Wine Education Seminars
Catering
Gift Shop
Barrel Sampling
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Paridse Ridge Vineyards & Winery Reviews

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Every one of their wines is terrific
mikesq, Waltham
We noticed the tasting room sign when we stopped for gas in Kenwood, so we decided to stop in. Almost two hours later we left with some wonderful wines. We sat out back at a picnic table in their patio garden populated with “pipe art” sculptures. Our host was Annette, the manager. She taught us about the effect that aromas have on our sense of taste. As she served us wines she had us crush and sniff various herb like oregano and arugula and experience how various herbs can enhance or suppress the flavor of wines. It was a fascinating experience. All of their wines were wonderful. Favorites were the Rockpile Estate Cabernet and the 2010 Posse blend. The Rockpile had a deep purple garnet color with a bold earthy rich flavor with pronounced tannins. The lingering finish kept getting better and better. The Posse was a blend of Syrah, Petit Sirah and Zinfandel. The color was a very deep purple. It had a peppery flavor with a burst of fruit and a warm long lasting finish. I liked the Ode to Joy Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc. It was flavorful sweet and somewhat acidic. Their wines are a bit pricey but worth it.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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