Located in the quaint town of Clifton, Virginia and bordering Bull Run River, Paradise Springs Winery and Vineyard is the closest winery to Washington DC and the first in Fairfax County. Serving as the gateway to Virginia Wine Country, the property features an 1800's log cabin, which was renovated in 1955 by a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright. Tastings, tours, wine dinners, and much more can be found at this intimate, family run, destination winery. Come experience the old world country nestled only a stone's throw from Washington DC.
**Paradise Springs Winery is honored to have been awarded the coveted Governor's Cup on September 29, 2010 for our 2009 Chardonnay. The award signifies this wine as the BEST white wine made in the state of Virginia.**
Established in 2010
Paradise Springs Winery was founded in 2007 as a family business and their first vintage was crafted that fall, a Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. But the beginnings of Paradise Springs were not without its bumps in the road. In 2008, Fairfax County officials informed the proprietors that the winery would not be permitted on-site due to their zoning ordinances, stating a Virginia Farm Winery was not an agricultural use. They deemed it industrial/manufacturing, more suited for an industrial district. Because a vineyard is not allowed to be planted in such district, this classification effectively barred the existence of a Farm Winery throughout the entire county. Not willing to go down without a fight, the owne
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