Hands-on approach to all winemaking and vineyard operations, nothing is outsourced.
Ren and Marilyn Harris purchased 55 acres of prime Oakville vineyard in 1975. The vineyard sits on the west side of Highway 29 just below Harlan, south of Tokalon, and north of Dominus. Up until their first release in 1991, Ren and Marilyn were primarily grape-growers and grape-sellers, and to this day they still sell two thirds of their grapes to premium neighboring wineries while keeping roughly 100 tons annually for their estate-grown wines. Winemaker Heidi Peterson Barrett, of Screaming Eagle fame is still at the helm, and has been since their first vintage 32 years ago. The wines are traditional in the most attractive way possible. They are exceptionally ageworthy, as we all hope to be. And, 32 years later, Paradigm is still owned and operated by Ren and Marilyn Harris. This is stewardship! And not just of their land. Ren was named Napa Valley Grape Growers Grower of the Year in 2021 for his contribution to his industry in the Napa Valley. And (and and), it must be said that in the world of Springboard, it just doesn’t get better than these two people, and the work they do. Best of the best, of the absolute best, that is Paradigm.
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