This actually is Paradise…. Our guests were so amazed at how beautiful everything was. We were all able to enjoy the scenery of the day, the sunset, and the glory of the lights at night. It doesn’t get much better than this! Thank you Paradise Ridge for a beautiful wedding.
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.
Our June wedding was simply a dream come true. We will forever be grateful for your kind hospitality. Paradise Ridge will be a special destination for us forever.
Thank you all for all your hard work in putting together what forever in our hearts will be the best day of our lives.
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
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
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.
Chosen as “The Best Wine Country Picnics – Best View
Top 5 Most Romantic Wineries in Sonoma & Napa
In 1961 when Walter Byck married Marijke Hoenselaars in Holland, little did the newlyweds know what their future would hold. Yet their courage and passion would lead them to discover and build a wine estate in the heart of the world’s finest grape growing region, the Russian River Valley.
Walter and Marijke moved to Santa Rosa in 1965, with two of their five children already in tow. They soon realized they had found a haven to raise their growing family. In 1978, after more than a year of searching for a family property, Walter came home and said, “Marijke, children, I have seen Paradise!” Thereafter, the 155 acres overlooking the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County, California became known as Paradise Ranch.
With a love of wine, combined with an appreciation for the incredible region they now called home, our parents were inspired to cultivate vineyards. In the first year, Sauvignon Blanc was planted followed by Chardonnay. Recognizing the quality of these vineyards, our family was encouraged to start their own winery. After five years of planning, the dream of Paradise Ridge became a reality. Opened in May of 1994, the Paradise Ridge estate is a haven where guests bring their friends to savor vineyard-designated wines and take in sweeping wine country views.
We lost our mother and leader Marijke Byck-Hoenselaars in 2006 yet our Paradise Ridge Family continues to be inspired to carry on her rich tradition of sharing the bounty of Paradise. Our strength was again tested in October of 2017 when our estate tasting room and events building, as well as our winemaking building were destroyed in the fires. Luckily our vineyards and art survived and became a source of comfort to our community. We have rebuilt and have now returned to Paradise.
We would LOVE to see you.
Rene Byck & Sonia Byck-Barwick
Siblings & Co-Owners
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- First option on our limited release wines.
- and much more!
Kenwood Tasting Room
Russian River Valley Estate
Santa Rosa, CA