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Paradise Ridge Winery

Address: 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone Number: 707.528.9463
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Ranked #11 of 75 things to do in Santa Rosa
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Owner description: Nestled on a 156-acre wine estate in the heart of Sonoma County minutes from downtown Santa Rosa...
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Owner description: Nestled on a 156-acre wine estate in the heart of Sonoma County minutes from downtown Santa Rosa, Paradise Ridge Winery offers spectacular natural vistas overlooking the Russian River Valley. Expansive decks and terraces open to panoramic landscapes, including rolling vineyards and pastoral wine country scenery. Visitors can sample exciting wines in our newly renovated tasting room. Winery guests are invited to relax and enjoy “The most beautiful view in Sonoma County”.This stunning wine country property was discovered in 1977 by Walter Byck & Marijke Byck-Hoenselaars. The winery was founded in 1991 and is family owned & operated. Every attention to detail is personally overseen to give an exceptional and complete wine country experience. Wander through the outdoor sculpture exhibit in Marijke’s Grove, enjoy the Fountain Grove Winery historical exhibit or bring a picnic to savor with a bottle of our outstanding wines. For those planning a wedding or special event, Paradise offers a romantic & magical setting. Whatever your fantasy, Paradise Ridge Winery is a wine country experience not to be missed.

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San Jose, CA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful location overlooking the valley. Very friendly staff that make sure you enjoy your visit. You do your tasting at a small table, which is set up for your group, and there's no attempt to hurry you. When I Googled Paradise Ridge, it gave me directions to a satellite tasting room. When I told the woman there that I had... More 

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Portland, Oregon
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

GOOD LORD we enjoy these folks. We've gotten to know the folks over at Paradise Ridge over the past 6 months or so, and they really go way out of their way to ensure that people are welcomed, having fun, enjoying their superb wine, and benefitting from their awesome knowledge of the wines and the area. In our opinion, definitely... More 

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Kapolei, Hawaii
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Stopped here for lunch on our way back from Healdsburg to Pleasanton. Enjoyed tasting their wines, but the highlight was an excellent wood fired pizza from the onsite Rosso Pizzeria. Great view of the Russian River Valley from their deck. Not sure if the pizza is available all the time so you might call ahead to check.

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The Frozen North -- Please Help Us!
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I found out about this place last minute, what a find. Absolutely stunning views of the valley and mountains. This locale is way, way up in the hills. But not far from vintners inn in Santa Rosa. Less than 20 mins. We booked the wine and cheese tasting and enjoyed sampling 4 wines and nibbles of cheese on the terrace... More 

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Albany, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My now-husband and I held our recent wedding at Paradise Ridge. The views at the winery are unbeatable and overlook the Sonoma Valley. We visited on the Tuesday before our wedding to walk through the final details with Martha, their event coordinator, and also had a wine tasting. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful during all of the wedding... More 

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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66 reviews 66 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Friendly staff, beautiful location, great art, music, and some of the best wine in the world! It doesn't Get any better than that. You can see why they have 60 weddings a year here. Just a great place! We are red wine people, but the whites at the tasting we're amazing also. The Pinot noir was our favorite, medium bodied,... More 

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Cambria, California
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189 reviews 189 reviews
32 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a Sept evening on their spacious patio. Music was old-school but the views were gorgeous, wine was very good & the goat cheese w/ fig & basil pizza was awesome. Very relaxing - amazing sculptures throughout the grounds & very easy to find.

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Santa Rosa, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

One of the best summer events at a winery. Every Wednesday from May thru October the winery has wine tastings, live music and local food caterer available to sit, enjoy the view, catch up with friends and watch the sunset.

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Roanoke, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This winery was recommended to us from a post in the vacation rental we are staying at and it was really a nice surprise. They have a nice wine selection and some incredible art on the property too. Once you get to the top of the driveway you have a spectacular view from the patio. I would definitely recommend it... More 

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West Chester, Ohio, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was our first visit to wine country and our first winery on our trip. It was a very pretty drive up a twisting and winding road. There were many very interesting artistic creations along the way. The view over all of Santa Rosa was breath-taking. I only wish we could have been there for the Wednesday night sunset party.... More 

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