Paradigm Winery is owned by Ren and Marilyn Harris. Ren is actually the great great nephew of General Mariano Vallejo. Vallejo originally granted the land that Paradigm is on to George Yount as part of the Caymus Rancho.
Because Paradigm wants to keep their production at 5,000 cases, they only use 30% of their grape yield. This ensures that Paradigm only uses the best of the grapes from their vineyard that particular year. The other grapes they produce are not to be taken lightly; they are sold to premium Napa Valley Wineries for top dollar.
Winemaker Heidi Barrett is a Napa Valley native who graduated from UC Davis. Before going to Paradigm, Barrett was the winemaker for some of Napa’s most prestigious wineries. Barrett is a minimalist in her approach to winemaking and lets the grapes speak for themselves.
Paradigm’s vineyards include 18 acres Merlot, 32 acres Cabernet Sauvignon, 2 acres Cabernet Franc and 1 acre of Zinfandel. Of Paradigm’s many noteworthy wines, the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2002 Merlot have received a great deal of acclaim.
Open every day between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. by appointment.