Paradise Springs

Paradise Springs lies on 36 acres in a corner of Clifton, VA, on the edge of Fairfax County. The property borders Hemlock Regional Park with the Bull Run River flowing only steps through the woods. Originally, the property was part of a one-thousand acre land grant from Lord Fairfax in 1716 to the family’s direct ancestors and has been passed down through the generations since.  Armed with one of the most talented teams in the Virginia wine industry, Paradise Springs Winery was founded in 2007 as a family business and their first vintage was crafted that fall, a Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. In April 2008, the first vineyard, comprised of Cabernet Franc, was planted on the west end of the property and has since seen exceptional growth due to the rich fertile soils within the Occoquan Watershed. Check with Siema office for current vintages

www.paradisespringswinery.com

 Apres Sparkling Viogner

31757-Apres.jpg

Using 100% Virginia Viognier, Aprés sparkling is aged, fermented, and hand turned in bottle for 13 months using the traditional champagne method. This extra dry sparkling wine is our tribute to all those extraordinary moments worth celebrating!

Content: 100% Virginia Viognier
Cases Produced: About 120 a year

Cabernet Franc

WOTPSPRNGCabFrncFtAD176392.jpg

Estate grown here in Paradise, Cabernet Franc is quickly becoming the staple red wine of Virginia. This wine has an earthy mineral characteristic with a great mouth feel. Fruity aromas of cherry and vanilla are balanced by spicy flavors of black pepper and tobacco.

Content: 100% Cabernet Franc
Cases Produced: 551

Cabernet Sauvignon

WOTPSPRNGCabSauvFtAD176392.jpg

Aged 13 months in 1-4 year old oak barrels for complexity, this Cabernet has a great tannin structure rich with blackberry and cherry flavors to give it that big mouth feel.

Content: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Cases Produced: 549

Chardonnay

WOTPSPRNGChardFtAD176392.jpg

Barrel fermented and aged ‘sur lie’ in lightly toasted French Oak for 8 months. Bright & crisp with flavors of Granny Smith apples, a creamy mid palate, and a smooth finish for this fruit-forward style of chardonnay.

*2009 Vintage – Winner of the VA Governor’s Cup for the “Best White Wine in VA”.

Content: 100% Chardonnay

Cases Produced: 768

Melange

Estate grown here in Paradise, Cabernet Franc is quickly becoming the staple red wine of Virginia. This wine has an earthy mineral characteristic with a great mouth feel. Fruity aromas of cherry and vanilla are balanced by spicy flavors of black pepper and tobacco.

Content: 100% Cabernet Franc
Cases Produced: 551

Meritage (Cab Franc, Cab Sauvignon, Petit Verdot)

WOTPSPRNGMeritageFt2AD176392.jpg

A wine comprised of only our best barrels and only of  the five Bordeaux noble varietals. Full bodied and complex with a balanced tannin structure. Aged 10 months in American Oak with complex, integrated flavors of brambleberry, cherry, and liquorice.

Content: 31% Cabernet Franc, 29% Petit Verdot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Malbec
Cases Produced: 720

Nana’s Rose

WOTPSPRNGNanaFtAD176392.jpg

A delightful mix of passion fruit, guava, and grapefruit on both the nose and the pallet. Skin contact for only 2 days give this dry French style Rosé it’s pale salmon color. Best served chilled as an aperitif.

Content: 100% Merlot
Cases Produced: 413

Norton

WOTPSPRNGNortonFtAD176392.jpg

The Real American Grape® was first cultivated in Richmond, VA in 1830. Having the highest concentration of Antioxidants in any red grape, Norton is “the healthiest wine you can drink”! This distincly dark-colored wine has jammy black fruit flavors such as blackberry & plum and finishes with notes of baking spices.

Content: 100% Norton
Cases Produced: 630

Petit Manseng

WOTPSPRNGPtitMnsngFtAD176392_000.jpg

This varietal derives its name from its small, thick-skinned berries that yield a beautiful, golden straw-colored wine. Often made into a late-harvest dessert wine, our version is more of a dry style with a fruity, citrus nose. It is a medium bodied wine with a strong front palate of guava and ripe pear, a touch of creaminess on the mi-palate, and lemon zest on the finish.

Content: 100% Petit Manseng
Cases Produced: 398

Petit Verdot

WOTPSPRNGPtitVerdotFtAD176392.jpg

One of the five Noble Bordeaux varietals, this Petit Verdot is delicately aged in French Oak to help balance its firm tannin structure. This wine has rich flavors of dark fruits such as blackberries and plums with a touch of spice on the finish.

Content: 100% Petit Verdot
Cases Produced: 172

Sommet Blanc (Vidal Blanc, Traminette, Riesling)

WOTPSPRNGSomtBlncFtAD176392.jpg

With a subtle floral aroma and blistering with tree fruit notes such as apple and asian pear, this off-dry white wine blend is well balanced with good acidity and a clean lingering finish.
Content: 43% Vidal Blanc, 31% Traminette, 26% Riesling
Cases Produced: 795

Tannat

Tannat is a lesser known variety from the Madiran region in southwest France. This 2011 vintage was fined to make it much more approachable than the usual hearty and tannic version that you will find. Abundant with the aromas and flavors of plums, black cherries, and blackberries, the wine envelops the palate with good structure and body, then finishes really smooth with a spicy note.

Content: 100% Tannat
Cases Produced: 243

Viognier

WOTPSPRNGViognFtAD176392.jpg

FermentedFermented in stainless steel tanks and aged in French oak barrels, this Viognier has a citrusy noe accentuated with apricot on the front palate. It has good body with a balanced acid structure  and finishes with essence of melon.
Content: 100% Viognier
Cases Produced: 508