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Paradise Ridge Winery

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Address: 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95403-0108
Phone Number: +1 707-528-9463
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Nestled on a 156-acre estate in the heart of Sonoma County wine county,...

Nestled on a 156-acre estate in the heart of Sonoma County wine county, Paradise Ridge winery offers spectacular natural vistas overlooking the Russian River Valley. Expansive decks and terraces open to panoramic landscapes. Visitors can sample handcrafted wines seated on the veranda or from our tasting bar. 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 a complete wine country experience. Wander through the outdoor sculpture exhibit in Marijke's Grove, enjoy the Fountain Grove Winery historical exhibit. 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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Wine and Sunsets

We were lucky to be traveling through Santa Rosa on a Wednesday, so we could enjoy Paradise Ridge Winery's Wine and Sunsets. There was a food truck with great food, a band... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Houston, Texas

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky to be traveling through Santa Rosa on a Wednesday, so we could enjoy Paradise Ridge Winery's Wine and Sunsets. There was a food truck with great food, a band, cookies, great wine and a beautiful sunset. It was such a wonderful evening with the hubby. Highly recommend Wine and Sunsets!!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only reason this winery is rated high in Santa Rosa is because of the limited options. There are far better places for great wine. These wines were average at best. Try Williamson in Healdsburg or Failla in St. Helena. Both make high quality wines.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

This is probably one of the most beautiful locations in Santa Rosa. Every Wednesday throughout summer and fall they offer wine tasting and dinner. The view is spectacular. My 4 year old was made to feel very welcome. A few other couples brought kids and everyone was still calm and relaxed. There are many different places to sit and enjoy... More 

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San Leandro, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

We're club members who used to love this place. The wines are still great, the sparkling shirazz when they have it is unique, the sculpture garden is special. This was the perfect winery until they recently stopped being dog-friendly. Their dog-friendliness was one of the main reasons we joined their club. They also just restricted their picnic area to club... More 

Thank Jeff J
Sonia B, Owner at Paradise Ridge Winery, responded to this review

Dear Jeff, We are sorry you are unhappy with our pet policy. As you know in the past we welcomed pets. Unfortunately after years of ongoing issues, including multiple dog fights and dogs urinating on our deck (one time just missing a visitor), we found that it was in the best interest of our guests to not allow pets in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to watch a sunset on Wednesday night and have some wine and food (Pizza Truck this particular night) and deserts sold as well. Entertainment also provided. Hats off to your Marketing Director because this is a good event to continue. Enjoyable evening stated simply.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

We visited this winery with local friends for a quick tasting and to pick up some wine they had ordered. The winery setting in the Sonoma Valley is wonderful and the set up for tastings and tours impressive. The day was perfect, sun with a little breeze, ideal for sitting out on the terrace and sipping a lovely glass of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Paradise Ridge is one of the most beautiful wineries I have seen. It IDs located on top of the hill and overlooks Santa Rosa. They have lots wonderful events and is a spectacular venue for a wedding or any party.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

From May thru October, you can erase your mid-week slump with an evening of wine, food--purchased or brought in as a picnic-- and great local bands, perfect for dancing. The mood is festive, relaxed and a perfect place if you want to celebrate a birthday or come with your sweetie for dancing. You can wander the grounds with its inspiring... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place to sip wine and watch the sunset. Get there at 5:30 if want to get a good spot. Music was nice but a little loud so we opted to sit on the front area away from the band but could still hear them. Really pretty area. I recommend bringing in food...then buying a bottle of wine to accompany!

1 Thank Laura A
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Wow! Great views and some really unique sculptures. The wines here are not my favorite. We went for an event on a Wednesday night. They charge $15 per person and it allows you the privilege to buy some wine at retail prices. You can bring your own food and wine though. There is a very limited amount of food for... More 

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