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.
This place has the feel of an insider’s secret…it’s well worth the effort to find.
This Sliver of Sonoma Paradise delivers a dose of art, history, nature and fine wines in one stop
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
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
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.
Chosen as “The Best Wine Country Picnics – Best View
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
Art & Nature
Marijke’s Grove is open daily from 10 to 4.
We invite you to experience our new Exhibit – RESILIENCE
Opening June 20th – with new pieces being added throughout the summer
Resilience is the ability to withstand, adapt, and grow in the face of adversity. Artists have always had an extraordinary capacity to tolerate difficult things and create art that allows us to experience joy. The five artists in this exhibition have given us sculpture that does just that. Riis Burwell, Briona Hendren, Sean Paul Lorentz, Nick Taylor, and Doug Unkrey have lived through a variety of challenges, but using their passion for the visual arts, prove that the world is filled with awe and wonder. They encourage us to accept the past, dream about the future, and enjoy the beauty around us. The Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation and Paradise Ridge Winery are pleased to present this exhibition and thank these artists for their resilience.
-Kate Eilertsen, Guest Curator for the Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation
Learn more about the exhibit HERE
Art in Paradise
In 1960 Walter Byck proposed to his Dutch girlfriend Marijke Hoenselaars in a sculpture grove in the Netherlands. This was the beginning of a love affair between Marijke, Walter and art.
After moving to Sonoma County and opening Paradise Ridge Winery, Walter focused his attention on finding a place on the estate for an outdoor sculpture garden. He found the perfect location in a four-acre grove of wooden glens with ancient gnarled oaks and open meadows. These “galleries” were connected by simple footpaths. The sculptures were placed among mossy rocks and grassy clearings. After working with a number of curators, Walter began to oversee the yearly art exhibits himself. In 2006 after Marijke’s sudden passing, Walter dedicated the grove to her and it is now known as Marijke’s Grove.
Instead of permanent pieces, Marijke’s Grove supports the arts with a biennial changing exhibit. In 2012 the Byck Family began working with the Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation. Their combined efforts bring cutting edge free public art to the foothills of Sonoma County.
The gates to the estate are open to the public from 10- 4:00 daily, allowing visitors a chance to experience the art & nature of Paradise.
Click here for a short video on Marijke’s Grove
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!
Kenwood Tasting Room
Russian River Valley Estate
Santa Rosa, CA