At the intimate Paradise Ridge tasting room in Kenwood, tasting room manager Annette McDonnell, a former chef, likes to guide visitors through a 75-minute sensory wine and food exercise with the goal of helping them relax about pairing
Chosen as “The Best Wine Country Picnics – Best View
This place has the feel of an insider’s secret…it’s well worth the effort to find.
As lizards scamper about and red tailed hawks fly above, visitors can spend as little as 10 minutes or as much time as they like.
Paradise Ridge is a haven where locals and visitors come to savor the wonderful wines, bring their friends, and take in breathtaking views of the Russian River Valley vineyards and far beyond.
The view from the terrace is like a painting, layered with greens and golds, gradually blending into deeper earth tones and finally fading to hazy purple hues at the horizon.
This Sliver of Sonoma Paradise delivers a dose of art, history, nature and fine wines in one stop
One of the Top 10 Cellar Doors (Tasting Rooms) in California
Visitors are encouraged to wander down from the tasting room and then meander in no particular order among natural paths lined only in low fieldstones smothered with moss.
A visit to Paradise Ridge Winery in the daytime is lovely. On summer nights with the view and the sunset, it’s a special treat
Come Indulge Your Senses…
Paradise Ridge Estate winery offers visitors far more than fine wine; it is a Paradise for the senses. Guests are invited to wander through life-size sculptures in Marijke’s Grove, explore Fountaingrove history and the tales of its legendary winemaker and taste delectable wines while gazing upon panoramic views from an outdoor tasting bar.
From the expansive leaf shaped deck, mahogany verandas and terracotta terrace, to the rugged hillsides, which perch near the Pacific Ocean, visitors enjoy sweeping views from the magnificent Russian River Valley estate. This is only a taste of what one can expect when visiting ‘Paradise.’
Guests have two tasting room options for enjoying our wines – our Russian River Valley Estate and our Kenwood Tasting Room & Art Gallery
You are invited to experience:
- Wine Tasting
- Group Tours & Tastings by advance Reservation
- Weddings & Events
- Wines & Sunsets
- Artisan Wine & Cheese Pairing
- Picnics for Wine Club Members
- Vineyard Adventures (Self-guided vineyard walks)
- Guided Production & Vineyard Tours by Reservation
- Marijke’s Grove Outdoor Sculpture Gallery
- Nagasawa Historical Exhibit
For details on our Self Guided Vineyard Tours visit Sonoma Vineyard Adventures
You are invited to savor:
- Wine Tasting
- Group Tours & Tastings by advance Arrangement
- Herb and Wine Sensory Garden & Pairings
- Artisan Chocolate & Wine Pairing
Join our Wine Club
- No Membership fees
- Four times each year, members receive a superb shipment of preselected wines.
- Receive a personal invitation to our annual MEMBERS ONLY party.
- First option on our limited release wines.
- and much more!
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Russian River Valley Estate
Santa Rosa, California 95403