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. Furthermore, after five years of planning, the dream of Paradise Ridge became a reality. Opened in May of 1994, Paradise Ridge is a haven where guests bring their friends. It is where anyone can savor vineyard-designated wines and take in sweeping wine country views.
Our California-style tasting room was designed to complement the beauty of the surrounding nature. Visitors are welcomed by a European styled courtyard and expansive verandas. Guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the vineyards. Additionally, the Russian River Valley and the two-story High LOVE sculpture are visible. The serene atmosphere is the ideal setting for celebrations. The location is also great for joyful brides and grooms to exchange their wedding vows. On Saturdays during summer months, visitors enjoy ‘Pizza in Paradise’ crafted by local non-profit Worth our Weight, to pair perfectly with Paradise Ridge wines.
We lost our mother and leader Marijke Byck-Hoenselaars in 2006. Since then, our Paradise Ridge Family have been continuously inspired to carry on her rich tradition of sharing the bounty of Paradise — its wine, beauty and art.
CHEF KAI KANI - AN AFTERNOON OF MAGIC AND MYSTERY AUGUST 26TH! (BENEFITING THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION)
We hope you'll join us for An Afternoon of Magic and Mystery at the historic Houdini Estate on August 26th!
Rosie G Fashion Show, Strolling Magicians, DJ & Entertainment, Food Court, Candy Bar, Ice Cream Truck, Auction, Art Healing Artists Exhibit and more...
MC: Kit Hoover from Access Hollywood
Saturday August 26th 4-7pm
Fashion Show 5:30pm
VIP Poolside reception 7-9pm
Plus, 17 year old chef Kai Kani!
MEET 17 YEAR OLD PRODIGY CHEF KAI KANI
Kai runs her own pop up restaurants around Los Angeles. She has been a guest chef on NBC's "The Talk" and "Food Fighters." Kai has done events for many notable charities such as, Children's Hospital LA & St. Vincent Meals On Wheels.