We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Paradise Ridge Winery

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95403-0108
Phone Number:
+1 707-528-9463
11:00 - 16:30
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Nestled on a 156-acre estate in the heart of Sonoma County wine county,...

Nestled on a 156-acre estate in the heart of Sonoma County wine county, Paradise Ridge winery offers spectacular natural vistas overlooking the Russian River Valley. Expansive decks and terraces open to panoramic landscapes. Visitors can sample handcrafted wines seated on the veranda or from our tasting bar. This stunning wine country property was discovered in 1977 by Walter Byck & Marijke Byck-Hoenselaars. The winery was founded in 1991 and is family owned & operated. Every attention to detail is personally overseen to give a complete wine country experience. Wander through the outdoor sculpture exhibit in Marijke's Grove, enjoy the Fountain Grove Winery historical exhibit. For those planning a wedding or special event, Paradise offers a romantic & magical setting. Whatever your fantasy, Paradise Ridge Winery is a wine country experience not to be missed.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 144 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 82
  • 42
    Very good
  • 11
  • 4
  • 0
Lovely way to spend a lazy afternoon

We opted to indulge in the wine and cheese pairing out on the upper terrace to be able to enjoy the afternoon. What a lovely setting! The vineyard is beautiful, the cheese... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Debbie C
Laguna Niguel, California

Similar Things to Do in Santa Rosa

Add Photo Write a Review

144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 139: English reviews
Laguna Niguel, California
Level Contributor
46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted to indulge in the wine and cheese pairing out on the upper terrace to be able to enjoy the afternoon. What a lovely setting! The vineyard is beautiful, the cheese pairing delicious and the service attentive and knowledgeable. We had such a nice couple of hours sipping our wine and at no time felt rushed.

Thank Debbie C
Santa Cruz, California
Level Contributor
39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sean was our pouring host. It was fun and educational to discuss the wine culture, the history of the winery and how he came to be there. The history of the winery and how it was saved is impressive. Don't miss the sculpture which changes yearly and is installed by the Voigt family foundation. We try to visit here at... More 

Thank pamelamR4732JY
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
130 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The grounds are beautiful - just like the name, Paradise Ridge is paradise! Carol Chapman took great care of us at the tasting bar - what a great story teller she is and full of amazing information about the wines, winery and local areas!! We bought a bottle of the Petit Verdo Rockpile $65. Truly an amazing wine to purchase.... More 

Thank globetraveller1010
Fresno, California
Level Contributor
77 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful winery and tasting room. I will definitely be back. On the grounds, there are many large art sculptures. The grounds are stunning.

Thank Angel L
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

My now fiancé took me here last Saturday for a wine and cheese pairing. Facility was beautiful. Employees were beyond friendly. Cheese and wine -= Amazing. After our tasting my soon to be fiancé ordered a snack and bottle of wine to go. Headed down to the love sign, happened to be a memorial so we wandered and found the... More 

2 Thank Allison P
Santa Rosa, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Recent transplants from the northwest . Although we've toured Napa and Sonoma before , we've been intensively touring Sonoma for the last year. Napa is so over the top that it can be overwhelming . Sonoma is what Napa USED to be . Focused on wine certainly , but also a broader range of agriculture and ranching. Love the farmer's... More 

Thank whirehousewest
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about Paradise Ridge Winery. Exceptional wines and the view at sunset is breathtaking! A totally unobstructed view that cannot be matched by any winery in Sonoma County. The staff is knowledgeable and very happy to discuss each wine as you are tasting them. During the summer there are weekly events with music and food.... More 

Thank Jane M
Upland, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

What a great find! Gorgeous property, beautiful sculpture garden, spectacular view, friendly staff and exceptional wines! What more could you ask for? This winery is tucked away in the middle of a residential area, so it's a little confusing at first, but it's definitely worth the drive. Favorite wines were the Sauvignon Blanc, the Pinot Noir & the Rockpile Zinfandel.... More 

Thank Carol C
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We absolutely love this place! We return time and time again. The wine is stellar, but more importantly, the people are top notch. Do not hesitate to visit!

Thank oregonduckbrad
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This place is called Paradise for a reason. You begin your experience with a greeting "Welcome to Paradise" and then gape at the beauty of their view. You seriously feel like you're on top of the world. The tasting room is on the bottom floor/ ground floor, looks really new although they mentioned they had been around for quite some... More 

Thank cactusflower89

Travellers who viewed Paradise Ridge Winery also viewed

Santa Rosa, Sonoma County

Been to Paradise Ridge Winery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Paradise Ridge Winery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?