Paradise Springs Winery
Paradise Springs Winery
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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Emily M
United States1,328 contributions
Aug 2021
We enjoyed the atmosphere and the sampler, but were disappointed that they don't sell wine by the glass. We would have preferred to each get a glass of what we liked the most rather than buying an "everyone likes it enough I guess" bottle. Most of the wine was drinkable but not great. It's possible we'll go back, but for the atmosphere (a picnic with friends) rather than the wine. Going to visit other wineries in the area first, though.
Written September 9, 2021
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Roger D
Woodbridge, VA163 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
There are owner, vintner wineries and there are "commercial" wineries (my words). This is a commercial winery located near a historic town with excellent restaurants. The winery is very welcoming to families and groups with tables scatered around the property. We were there on a Saturday, which was pretty busy. The wines are drinkable. Most of the staff was very helpful and nice. On young man couldn't be bothered with explaining or helping me. So, my take-away. Go with family and friends to enjoy a relaxed picnic with wine. If you are looking for excellent wine, try an owner, vintner winery.
Written April 4, 2023
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supes
Washington, D.C.57 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
So pleasantly surprised at this winery find so close to DC. Not only is it a lovely setting, but the food, wines and staff were terrific. Virgina wines have come a long way in the last several years and Paradise Springs is now a go-to winery, especially when I want to enjoy a winery day without spending most of my time driving. My friends and I had a guided tasting that we thoroughly enjoyed. After that, we spent some time with a bottle of their Rose and a cheese and meat plate. on the patio and listened to the music. All in all a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Written June 6, 2023
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Elizabeth
Raleigh, NC137 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
Fantastic location, many outdoor seating options, grounds were beautiful. Wine was fantastic. I'm not a white wine lover but ended up buying the petit manseng it was that unique and good! Would return!
Written April 29, 2021
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cpl1775
Herndon, VA380 contributions
May 2020 • Friends
They have this great road-side tent selling wines next to the trailhead. Carla was magnificent and patient as people lined up for their wine. While you can't drink it there until businesses open back up, go buy a bottle and enjoy a picnic somewhere!

They also have a pizza truck now, and the pizza was delish. Def making this a weekend regular!
Written May 16, 2020
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Sarah
69 contributions
Nov 2021
I had a good time with friends at our reserved fire pit. It was nice weather so it worked out well. The food from the food truck was good, but they do not have a lot of variety, so if you don't want pizza you should bring your own food.

They also only sell wine by the bottle on the weekends, so we got a bottle to share as they did not have it by the glass.
Written November 28, 2021
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Jesse C
Woodbridge, VA70 contributions
Nov 2012 • Couples
Pros: Great Northern Virginia Winery, excellent location, great history, good wines
Cons: No restaurant, no overnight, can be crowded at times

Paradise Springs Winery is a great taste of Virginia! This winery is a must if you appreciate wine and looking for a great winery to visit in the D.C. area. (It’s really one of the few wineries in the Northern Virginia area) The winery is rich with history and has a great story behind it. There are about 225 wineries in the Virginia area, my wife and I have been to only a handful of full of them, but I can’t imagine an experience topping the one we had at Paradise Springs.

My wife and I didn’t have plans on Sunday and decided to take a trip to Clifton to stop by a wine shop we had enjoyed before. On our way to Clifton we noticed a winery sign. Paradise Springs has been mentioned previously by friends as being a great place to meet friends and have a good time, and we decided to take book a tour of the winery that day.

We called around 1:00pm to hopefully get our name on the only tour of the day, a 3:00pm tour. We were happy to be accommodated as most wineries require 24 hours in advance and won’t budge the day of.

The drive to the winery is a beautiful drive. The roads out to the Clifton area are small two lane roads used only for access to the town and residents who live in the area. There can be some minor traffic on the road from tourists and people using it as a scenic cut through from the busy traffic. The winery is tucked far back from the main road which is a surprise to the amount of people that tend to flock to the winery.

We arrived to the winery at around 2:30pm. The winery is surrounded by trees in 35 acres. The vineyard seems small to the 126 tons of grapes that is used to make the wines for the season. There is various parking in the area, by the cabin (the first building you see) which is actually the old wine tasting area, the large barn in the back is the actual tasting room and winery. As you walk into the barn you automatically get a sense of the atmosphere. The room is very open, with a barrel room to the left, tastings on the right, the room is lined with tables and areas for gatherings and groups. Looking to the back you see the tasting room.

We signed up for the full tour and tasting which cost $25. Per a person. We checked in and the instructed us to meet on the deck at 3:00pm. As my wife and I stood around the middle of the room taking in the overall senses of the winery, we were met by Richard the tour guide. At first I wasn’t sure of what to think about the upcoming tour. Richard gave off a friendly yet business feeling. As we made small talk hoping to have more join in on the tour, we began to realize we were in for a private tour. Richard grabbed the items for the tour and we made our way to the front to start the tour. We started off with sparkling wine which was not bad and almost celebration for the upcoming tour. The tour continued on to the cabin as he began to discuss an overview of the family and start of the winery. The cabin itself is closed off except for tours and events, which is sad due to the set up and significance of it in relation to the history of the winery. While in the cabin, Richard had us try several white and the beginning of our red wines. The winery did something outstanding and very interesting, “Junk Food Paring”! How awesome of an idea is that and a great new perspective to wine tasting trying different wines with chips and sweets which went well together. The rest of the tour was amazing as I will leave some up to mystery but well worth the trip. The barrel room is awesome and there is no where else you will get the aroma of what wine should be but from that room.

Richard was beyond hospitable and was able to answer all questions throughout the tour. He definitely made the tour great and took his time not rushing us through the process. You would have thought only dealing with two people he would have tried to get through the tour, actually a tour was supposed to last 1 hour lasted just over 2! We enjoyed every minute of it and plan to do the whole tour again just for the experience! Thank you Richard!

We didn’t get a chance to enjoy the live music that was playing while we toured, although it sounded great and seemed to have great reviews as we left. The winery only does an assortment of breads and cheeses which is great but I would love to have a restaurant or access to other foods while enjoying wines.

We definitely recommend the tour, if not the tasting and spending some time enjoying a glass of your favorite wine and live music. Good wine and great times are to be had here! I strongly recommend it!
Written November 5, 2012
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Amanda M.
18 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
This was our first visit, and I can assure you that it will be out last. The wine was spectacular, but an employee named Richard, who I believe was the manager, was the rudest person I have ever met! We had bought 5 wine tastings, 3 bottles of wine, and 2 cigars. By the time we paid out and walked outside, we were told that we had 10 minutes to not only finish up but to get off the property. I told Richard that my husband and his friend just wanted to finish their cigar, and we will be leaving. Richard came over to us and told us to put out the cigars, leave, and relight the cigars somewhere else. When I finished picking up my jaw off the ground, I told him that we won't ever come back. His response was... That's your choice. UNBELIEVABLE!!! That was unprofessional and bad business. He just lost more money in the long run. If the wine educator told us that we only had 10 minutes to drink 2 bottles of wine and smoke 2 cigars, we would have planned accordingly.
Written August 8, 2015
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WesCollins83
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States15 contributions
Feb 2014
We were in the Northern VA area and were checking out a few wineries and had wanted to see Paradise Springs as well. We wasted our time driving there and back as we never got to try their wines. We arrived at 6:35 (they were open until 7) and they would not let us do a tasting. There were still other couples tasting and more than 50 people were still in their tasting room. Yet they still tried to sell us bottles of wine (how do I know what to buy when I have not tried them). We went out of our way and they were not the least bit courteous. Will not recommend not buy their wines in the future. Other wineries in the area are more friendly and accommodating.
Written February 8, 2014
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harris1803
2240712 contributions
Dec 2013 • Friends
Overall, it is a nice facility and is set up to manage larger crowds. They have a nice deck and outside seating areas. The wines are average and very pricey. Our visit was marred by an odd management decision to toss us off the deck due to us having a quiet 7 year old sitting at our table enjoying a very nice guitarist. The rub was that despite being out there for a couple hours, purchasing their expensive, average wines (several hundred dollars overall) and not bothering anyone, they chose to tell us to leave the deck where the music was.

Turns out there is a small paper sign that has many rules taped to the window near the door with a litany of rules. We were in violation of a couple of those rules; adults only, no moving tables, no balloons, etc. We certainly were in violation but there were several kids out there throughout our time there, nearly every group moved tables, some had balloons, etc. Staff had been out there all day with no issue and everyone having a nice time.

For some reason, one staff member decided to make an issue of it and informed us we had to leave the deck where the music was playing. We are regular winery visitors and members of multiple NoVa wine clubs. We go for the music and the wines. With that said, I asked to speak with the manager and she basically said the rule was the rule and we had to leave the deck and the music. When I pointed out that everyone was having a nice time and most were breaking one or more of the rules and it wasn't causing problems, they didn't care. They went out and told a birthday party to remove their balloons (they had been there for a long time too) rather than inform everyone that "next time" that can't do what they are doing, or if someone decided to complain. No one complained in our case, they confirmed that when I asked, they just chose to selectively enforce a rule and ignore others.

I calmly let them know that we are good, normally returning customers and that we'd not be returning and we'd tell our story to our network of winery hopping friends. We have and I doubt they'll make the trip to Clifton. If the wines were better and/or not as expensive it would be one thing but that isn't the case here.
Written December 28, 2013
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