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
This Sliver of Sonoma Paradise delivers a dose of art, history, nature and fine wines in one stop
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 place has the feel of an insider’s secret…it’s well worth the effort to find.
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.
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.
One of the Top 10 Cellar Doors (Tasting Rooms) in California
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.
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
Chosen as “The Best Wine Country Picnics – Best View
Russian River Valley Estate Tasting Room
Paradise Ridge Winery offers a distinctive wine country experience with our indoor/outdoor tasting bar, sculpture grove, vineyard tours and group tastings at our Russian River Valley Estate. The tasting room features Paradise Ridge’s elite selection of wines from the Russian River Valley and the exclusive Rockpile Viticultural Area.
4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa
Phone: (707) 528-9463 – email [email protected]
Tasting Room & Property Hours: 11am to 4:30pm Daily – last tasting at 4pm
Tasting Fee: $15.00 waived with 2 bottle purchase
Groups of 6 to 8 must reserve in advance – groups of 10 or more please email [email protected]
Artisan Wine & Cheese Tasting
This unique seated tasting highlights the exceptional characteristics of the Paradise Ridge wines. Using the bounty of local cheeses and seasonal ingredients, we present a pairing that showcases the wines unique characters; including fruit, tannin, texture and barrel flavors.
This experience is available by appointment from 11am to 3pm daily with 24-hour advance reservation. The price is $30 per person and $15 for Paradise Found Wine Club Members.
Reserved Tasting – You select the wines!!!
During this seated tasting, your host will guide you through a tasting of small lot, single vineyard wines from some of Sonoma Counties most elite vineyards.
Each experience will be tailored to meet your interests.
You will taste a selection of up to six wines based on your curiosity.
Learn about how our wines are made from the ground up. You will be guided through our wines from vineyard practices, fermentation, barrel aging strategies, blending and the benefits of bottle aging.
Then we will dive into an assortment of wines that accentuate the unique sites and variables available to the winemaker.
For those of you looking to taste the best varieties Paradise Ridge has to offer, this is the experience for you.
We welcome small groups of Wine Club members to picnic on our poetry by appointment.
Private Group Tastings
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