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“Interesting wine tasting experience!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Paradisos del Sol

Paradisos del Sol
3230 Highland Drive, Zillah, WA 98953
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Ranked #6 of 13 things to do in Zillah
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Owner description: Paradisos del Sol is an estate winery located outside of Zillah in the Rattlesnake Hills AVA and the Yakima Valley AVA. We have 20 acres and grow many other things other than wine grapes. Paul Vandenberg is the winegrower (winemaker) and also the gardener and farmer.
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“Interesting wine tasting experience!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The mantra of Paradisos del Sol is "sip, sip, bite, sip". The first sip to cleanse your palate, the second to get a feel for the wine, the paired bite to provide complexity, and the third sip to really taste the wine after the bite opens up the flavors. It's a fun and interesting way to taste wine! The bites are really small, hardly bites at all. You get to try a variety of wines, from a dry white, to their "Zort".

They have a good "Under 10 buck" white and paradiso red. The tasting fee is $5, unless you spend $20. We were a little bit under $40 for the 3 bottles we bought, but the winemaker was kind enough to waive the tasting fees.

The tasting room has 2 areas so it can accommodate groups. The grounds are interesting, like a rustic farmhouse feel. There are chickens meandering the grounds.

Definitely worth a stop in your wine tour!

Visited February 2013
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“Great teachers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

This is the place to go if you want to learn about wine tasting and pairing wines with food. Very family friendly grounds.

Visited February 2012
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“Great wine and melons”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I have stopped here before. A truly fun place. Very different than the other wineries. An extensive wine tasting experience and a very personal touch. The place is like someone's house that just happens to offer wine tasting. You will enter thru a garden and they sell other items, like Melons- several varieties. You have not had a melon until you try some of these. They also sell a few other fun things to take home with you. The choices of wine are numerous. You will have a hard time deciding which bottle to purchase. As with all of the winery, they charge a $5.00 tasting fee which is waived if you purchase wine. Everyone does. that is the point of the wine tasting trip. Have fun and stop at Paradisos. You have to say "I tasted paradisos".

Visited September 2012
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“Great fun & great wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

If you're in the Zillah area wine tasting make sure you include a stop at Paradisos, which not only makes wonderful wine but offers what may be the most fun and offbeat wine tasting experience in Eastern Washington. Definitely a family operation, very laid back and friendly, and they pair each wine with a tiny tasting of different foods to help bring out the flavor of the wine. The owners are wonderful, they make the atmosphere fun. We thoroughly enjoyed our tasting here.

Visited June 2012
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