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Paradisos del Sol

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Paradisos del Sol

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Orygun_Fox wrote a review Jul 2019
Silverton, Oregon176 contributions35 helpful votes
Owner/winemaker has a routine of "Sip, Sip, taste, and Sip (finish the wine)". He serves a little plate with tiny - tiny tidbits that he believes - no he "knows" compliment his wines. He has a monologue of how his wine and his tastes go together. He seems more content to hear himself talk than to engage in conversation about his wine. When we arrived there was a sign "Organic Farm" and whether that belief seemed to lend to an overall "run-down" and ill kept place. Almost did not go in tasting room because of goose poop on the walk way and flower beds overgrown with weeds. Does not indicate the highest quality wine. Would not recommend to others expecting a wine tasting with quality wines.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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SailorSuzan wrote a review Dec 2018
Seattle, Washington86 contributions32 helpful votes
This is an unusual winery. First, the wine maker Paul believes that the only way to truly understand and appreciate wines is when they are paired with food. So they pair their various wines with micro bites of different flavors. Second, this is very laid back place, so they will take the time to explain their approach and thoughts. The tasting room is not a spiffy high-end corporate retail outlet, so don’t expect to be buying tea towels or other tchotchkes, but is a down home organic wine outpost with free range turkeys and chickens roaming the grounds. It will be an outing like no other. Relax and enjoy.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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PRIYA wrote a review Nov 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada324 contributions42 helpful votes
Tasting fee is $10 for tasting 9 wines and the owner does a good job of pairing little (I mean millimeter little) foods that pair with the wine. It’s a cool concept but at the end of my tasting I felt it wasn’t worth the money. Before we started tasting I made it very clear with the owner that I don’t drink red wines. My husband was ok with trying all the offerings. However when it came to tasting the reds, he wouldn’t substitute with whites that I tried and kinda forced me to drink the reds. When I told him I don’t want any reds, I was just told to skip my red tasting. So I pay $10 for my tasting and skip reds. What a rip off. I have visited over a 100 wineries in the country and never been treated like this. The wines were just ok, and pours were small. If you buy $20 worth of wine, one tasting is waived. The tasting room seemed very cluttered.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Janah381 wrote a review Aug 2018
Seattle, Washington32 contributions28 helpful votes
We stopped off here on a whim and could spell bacon as we headed toward the tasting room, he said he makes BLTs, and I can tell you I wanted one but they were not quite ready. He did pair all 8-9 wines with tiny bits of food. (very tiny, but enough to understand the compliment) Very knowledgable, no pesticides, and we learned a lot, enjoyed the rose and several others. I respect the commitment to growing and selling to the consumer. Paul has his tasting room in his home, he is friendly and chatty, this was an experience we really enjoyed!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Lakies04 wrote a review Nov 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands126 contributions26 helpful votes
I did the Tour with a Pro recently on a Sunday morning. The approach to the tasting room where I met Paul was one I've not quite seen before and it was fun. Chickens met me on the path, some turkeys showed me their lovely plumes, it was unusual but after the tour it made sense. I've got a good knowledge of wine but I found it really useful to see the differences in the way the vines are grown for commercial vs. less commercial and then ultimately organic. Paul is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. We tried the grapes that were still hanging on the vines. Amazing how they taste, so much better than grocery store grapes! We talked about the grapes, the methods of growing them, diseases, pesticides, herbicides, all while the sheep meandered the vineyards grazing on the ground growth. I love Paul's motto of sip, sip, bite, sip (or something very close to that). You need to know what the food tastes like with the wine. The pairings were perfect with the food. For organic wines I find sometimes I just don't care for them. At Paradisos del Sol I liked all the wines except the Rose but I dislike all Rose. Lots of care has gone into the wines and the pairing and they are excellent. Don't let the rustic exterior fool you, definitely go in and check out the wines and if you have an interest in wine take the tour (needs to be arranged in advance) it's well worth it.
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Date of experience: November 2017
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