While the drive up to Santa Rosa’s own Paradise Ridge Winery was a longer trek than expected, the view from their tasting room is unrivaled. A beautiful estate with long views of rows and rows of the varietal grapes, with a tasting room to match. When we arrived, (almost an hour late) the staff (mackenzie & co.) were expecting us with open arms and wine glasses set for a tasting. Amazed with the view, we just had to take a walk around, even before the wine. As we finally began our tasting, we were greeted with a delicious plate of a variety of cheeses paired with walnuts, quince paste, dried California fig, a melon puree of divinity. All of which paired incredibly with each of their food lover’s wines. We had such a great time, we were invited to stay the evening for an industry party… We could not say no!
A Speakeasy style event, we had a great time with owner Rene byck, and his sweet dancing little girl. We were treated well, and enjoyed the crowd of local industry folk. Make sure you check Paradise Winery and take a bottle or two home to share the great experience that is Paradise Ridge Winery.
PARADISE RIDGE WINERY RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY
Paradise Ridge Winery
4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive,
Santa Rosa, CA 95403