Paradise Springs Winery, Clifton

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Paradise Springs Winery Reviews
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  • We stopped here on the way home from D.C. We had to wait 30 mins for a tasting. There was absolutely organization for tastings at a busy time which was disappointing. We were pretty annoyed by time we...  more »
  • My husband and I have visited this winery many times. I recall when tastings were held in the historic house on the front of the property. It's been about two years since our last visit and times have...  more »
  • The staff, mainly Richard Carson, was so rude we left without tasting the wine. Not an enjoyable afternoon. Will not go back. Try Potomac Point Winery in Stafford!  more »
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  • Paradise Springs is my favorite Virginia winery and I keep coming back for more. I have visited the winery for a tasting event, a winery tour, and just to grab a bottle and relax with friends and every time I have enjoyed myself. The facilities are gorgeous and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. My favorite spot is the outside patio, where they often have live music playing.
  • I have never in my life been treated so rudely for no reason. On Saturday 9/30 I was with a large group of friends traveling by bus when we arrived at this vineyard a little after 6pm. It was a gorgeous fall day and there were 19 of us. We did NOT want nor did we ask to have a tasting. All we wanted was to buy bottles of wine and sit outside at the completely empty picnic table area to relax and watch the sunset. When I say completely empty, I mean there were at least 6 large picnic tables off to the side, nowhere near the main building, that no one was using. The website for this winery says they close at 7, which is basically a lie. They close at 6. My friend who organized the bus emailed this winery weeks in advance to confirm our arrival and ensure we didn't need reservations. I personally saw the emails saying "no problem, come anytime". We actually traveled quite far (from Arlington) to visit this winery, only to be greeted by incredibly rude and hostile workers telling us not only could we not come in and buy wine (hello why would you turn down business from 19 people?) but that we were not even welcome to get off the bus to sit outside, walk around, etc. So far I have been to 9 Virginia wineries (excluding this one) and they are all quite lovely, family friendly, and have good wine. You'd be much better off going to: Blue Valley Green Hill Pearmund Barrel Oak Winery 32 Or really pretty much anywhere except this winery. Judging from some of the other reviews it seems pretty clear that my group isn't the only one to have this experience. If the owners are reading this, you should consider being nice and welcoming to your customers and if you stop selling wine at 6, say as much when people contact you about reservations and driving all the way out from the DC area. You left us with a sour ending to an otherwise incredible day.
  • Great experience. Celebrated my sisters 39th birthday. We did the tour and it was a nice experience. We then bought a bottle of wine and enjoyed it in one of their picnic tables. We did not know that you were allowed to bring your own snacks so we will definitely be doing this again!
  • Wine we had was decent, but the staff was terrible. Unorganized when we arrived, cleaned off a table when the couple wasn't finished yet, and then started flipping chairs, etc 20 minutes before close. The worst though was when someone came to our table 8 minutes after close and told us to leave. We said we were finishing an email and would be gone in 3 minutes - the guy said "no, leave now". My wife and I have been in the service industry for several years and it was just a ridiculous interaction. I realize we were staying past close, but we weren't causing the staff to stay any later than they normally would. It takes a little time to close down an establishment like that and even though they started well before the actual closing time (which they shouldn't have) - they still had 3 minutes of work left to complete...for sure. Wont be going back - the staff doesn't create an enjoyable atmosphere to drink wine.
  • The location is very nice, with woods all around. The red wine we got was very good. For those reasons I gave the stars. However, I go to wineries for the typically peaceful adult environment, but this place was full of kids. There was live music but very few tables on the patio, which was the only place the music could be heard. We never heard it because the main room is very loud and it's not really a comfortable setting either. We got a "meat & cheese combo" which contained a few slices of prosciutto and salami, with 3 large chunks of cheese. The ratio was too heavy on cheese, by far. I didn't care much for their baguette either. It was very crusty and they gave us only a plastic knife to cut it. The place reminded me more of a tourist trap than a winery. Not relaxing to me.

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