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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
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11:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Absolutely Fantastic...A Slice of Paradise!!

I cannot say enough good things about Paradise Ridge Winery. Exceptional wines and the view at sunset is breathtaking! A totally unobstructed view that cannot be matched by any... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jane M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about Paradise Ridge Winery. Exceptional wines and the view at sunset is breathtaking! A totally unobstructed view that cannot be matched by any winery in Sonoma County. The staff is knowledgeable and very happy to discuss each wine as you are tasting them. During the summer there are weekly events with music and food.... More 

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Upland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great find! Gorgeous property, beautiful sculpture garden, spectacular view, friendly staff and exceptional wines! What more could you ask for? This winery is tucked away in the middle of a residential area, so it's a little confusing at first, but it's definitely worth the drive. Favorite wines were the Sauvignon Blanc, the Pinot Noir & the Rockpile Zinfandel.... More 

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Thank Carol C
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely love this place! We return time and time again. The wine is stellar, but more importantly, the people are top notch. Do not hesitate to visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is called Paradise for a reason. You begin your experience with a greeting "Welcome to Paradise" and then gape at the beauty of their view. You seriously feel like you're on top of the world. The tasting room is on the bottom floor/ ground floor, looks really new although they mentioned they had been around for quite some... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sonoma County has plenty of options for wine tasting. What is special about Paradise Ridge is its sculpture garden and its location overlooking Santa Rosa. We spent a Wednesday evening enjoying their Wine and Sunsets event. What a relaxing and inspiring evening - listening to the band, sipping some good wine and watching the sun slip below the horizon. You... More 

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Woodland, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Visited today & really the only thing worthwhile was the art. Don't know why my husband & I were treated like we were invisible. Did a wine tasting & were continuously ignored as others would walk right up & be helped. To staff, your guests notice when you are favoring others & pouring extra in their glasses when they too... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you did not enjoy your experience at our winery. Our goal is to give each of our guests the best customer service and apologize that did not happen with your visit. We will use your feedback as an opportunity for growth and improvement. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

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 25 September 2016

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 6 September 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 5 September 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 

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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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