Jun 25, 2020
On this episode via Zoom, we welcome our guests from Paradise Ridge Winery Vice-President / Co-Owner, Sonia Byck-Barwick and Winemaker Dan Barwick.
Sonia and Dan fill us in on all the new developments at Paradise Ridge from what’s happening in the vineyards, to the rebuild of the winery and the rebirth of the vineyards—it’s an inspiring and fascinating peek behind the scenes at a beloved community gathering spot—Paradise Ridge.
For more than 30 years, Paradise Ridge has taken action to be conscientious stewards of the land using sustainable practices. Of the 155 hillside acres, only 15 acres are planted to vines. The native oaks and other natural environs provide a sanctuary for the surrounding wildlife. The goal of sustainability continues to influence every decision made at Paradise Ridge.
0:57 New Paradise Ridge bottles and meaning behind the label.
3:40 What’s happening in the vineyard now and the new biodiversity program.
6:00 New vineyard in front of the winery.
7:05 Using Bio-Char in trenches under the vines in trenches.
8:40 Using sheep in the vineyards to keep weeds trimmed.
10:25 Grazing helps with fire resiliency –Paradise Ridge is participating in a pilot program for vineyards with regard to sustainability and fire resiliency.
12:03 New owl boxes with new baby barn owls.
13:35 Re – Re opening of the winery with the original building footprint with new tasting lounge and patio area.
15:15 New reservation system and will involve food components with every tasting.
16:50 Wines and Sunsets scheduled to start around July 1st.
19:41 Bee keeping with Dan.
20:40 New work to make the big picture of ranch and winery better via sustainability practices.
22:20 Sustainability measures really started with Sonia’s parents --sustainability was integrated from the start with an eye towards doing the right thing for the planet and community.
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