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“Great Views... Overpriced Wine”

Paradise Ridge Winery
Ranked #6 of 102 things to do in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This place is temporarily closed. 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Great Views... really cool sculptures as you drive up the hill to get to the tasting room... however the wine was just OK and way overpriced. We brought home 17 bottles of wine from Sonoma/Santa Rosa and none of them were from Paradise Ridge. We stayed at a B&B and in most cases if you do the same you will receive free wine tasting coupons for many of the best wineries in town.. however paradise ridge is never included and I don't know why. It's worth a try if you don't mind spending the money.. the views alone are worth the drive if you have extra time to kill but don't expect the wine to measure up to the price. You are better off going to Ledson Winery. The prices are about the same and the wine is A++++.

1  Thank Courtney R
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

If you like sunsets and pampered picnics, Paradise Ridge is the place.

Bring your goodies to eat and buy some wine, relax and enjoy the view.

Also set aside some time to see the sculpture garden, also the best in Sonoma County. Lots of them and BIG pieces.

2  Thank adventureguy2
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

The setting of this winery, and views were stunning, we brought a picinic lunch with us, and had lunch there, they have sitting to have lunch there as well. Friendly service here, their wines were great as well

2  Thank Michele S
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

As part of a wine tour, the group I was with stopped at the satellite location. From the road it doesn't seem like much. Actually it seems like a folksy art dealer's front yard. However, Annette, our host for the experience was a riot, who unpretentiously and entertainingly navigated us through their wines. The chardonnay, cab sav and pinot noirs were all delicious. Paradise Ridge had much more than meets the eye.

1  Thank Laura M
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

A friend and I found this winery on line before our trip to the sonoma valley. We are so glad we did. We bought tickets (only £5 each) to their sunsets in paradise evening. It happens each week during the summer months and you can try their wine and either bring a picnic or try a local food truck. It was a lovely relaxing evening and I think we were the only tourists there! There was a band but everything finished a bit early for our liking (9pm ish), although it did get very chilly by then. Advice: take a blanket.

1  Thank AliWatford
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