FAQs: (Frequently Asked Questions)
• What are your hours? Do you offer tastings everyday?
• What is the cost for a tasting?
• Do you take reservations for tastings?
• I have a large group. Can we come without a reservation? can you handle a group tasting reservation of this size?
• Can I call ahead and reserve tables for my group?
• Can I come out early and reserve tables if I have a large group coming?
• Do you sell food or have a restaurant?
• Am I allowed to bring my own food?
• Am I allowed to bring beer, my own wine, or any other alcoholic beverages?
• Can we bring decorations and gifts if we are celebrating an occasion?
• Do you offer tours?
• Are you family friendly? Are children allowed at the winery?
• Are you dog friendly?
• Do you have refrigerator space or ice available?
• Can I book a private party or corporate event?
• Do you host wedding receptions?
• When do you have live music? Is it free to attend?
• Once the Tasting Room closes, can we still hang out on the back deck or lawn?
• Do you offer gift certificates?
• Do you have any job opportunities?
• I am a musician. How can I get booked at Paradise Springs?
• Do you have a mailing list?
• Do you have a wine club?
• How do I get there?
• Can you ship wine?
What are your hours? Do you offer tastings everyday?
We are open everyday of the week from 11am-7pm with extended hours until 9pm on all Fridays. Tastings are offered everyday we are open up until 20 minutes before closing time. Last call is 30 minutes before closing. The only days we are closed are Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. We close early on Super Bowl Sunday, July 4th, Christmas Eve, and New Years Eve. Inclement weather (snow, hurricanes, etc) can cause the winery to close. For updates, please check the twitter box feed on our website home page.
What is the cost for a tasting?
Our individual tasting fee is $15 per person. Group tastings for 8 or more are $20 and are done in a semi- private area with one of our wine educators. These must be booked in advance and require a prepayment/deposit for 8 reservations. Our Experience Tour/Tasting is $25 per person. For the tour private times may be reserved for groups of 8 - 20. Any tipping for excellent service must be in cash.
Do you take reservations for tastings?
No reservations are needed or taken unless you are with a group of 8 to 20 people in which case, they are required. For parties fewer than 8 people, tastings are done first come first serve at our main tasting counter. To make a group reservation, please call the tasting room at 703-830-9463.
I have a large group. Can we come without a reservation and can you handle a group tasting reservation of this size?
Arrivals of any large parties without a reservation may be declined from entering the grounds and winery. We ask that all groups over 8 in size make a reservation for a tasting. We have lots of indoor and outdoor areas for seating; however our indoor seating is limited to groups of 12 or fewer. Private tastings can be accommodated for groups between 8 and 20 in size. We require that you make a group tasting reservation prior to 3pm so that it does not coincide with our afternoon rush on the weekends. If traveling by bus or limo a party over 8 must have a reservation for a tasting. Absolutely no outside alcohol is allowed to come off of the vehicle. Any visible intoxicated patrons will not be able to be served. Making a group reservation does not include reserved seating or a dedicated area after the tasting is complete.
Can I call ahead and reserve tables for my group?
No, all seating on the property is first come, first serve. We do not take reservations for tables. We do have a few semi-private areas that can be rented out seasonaly. Please call the tasting room at 703-830-9463 to inquire or email our events department email@example.com
Can I come out early and reserve tables if I have a large group coming?
All tables and groups, both indoors and on the back deck, are limited to 12 people or fewer. Groups of more than 12 people are welcome to use our lawn area picnic tables. For groups of 12 or fewer, we require the group to be sitting at tables. We do not allow "items" to hold tables. We do not allow (1) person to come ahead of time and hold tables for a group. Any food brought must be set up on the table where you are sitting. We do not allow tables for food. No outside tents of any type permitted.
Do you sell food or have a restaurant?
We do sell a wide selection of gourmet cheeses, meats, crackers, baguettes, spreads, and various snack type foods. Due to health department restrictions, all of our food items are prepackaged and disposable utensils are used (unless a special event with a caterer). We do not have a restaurant on site or serve meal sized food items.
If more substantial platters are needed for hosting groups or parties, they can be ordered through a preferred caterer and delivered directly to the winery at your desired arrival time. For more information, please download the menu by clicking below. Orders can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLICK HERE FOR PLATTERS MENU
Am I allowed to bring my own food, picnic and tent?
Yes, we do allow for guests to bring their own picnics and snack type foods but on a limited basis. Any food brought into the tasting room must be kept to a minimum so as not to take away from the ambiance of the winery. Any and all food must fit at the table you are sitting at as we do not allow "food only" tables or tables used as buffet stations. No coolers are allowed inside or on the back patio and all coolers brought onto the grounds for outside use are subject to search. No dishes or appliances (crock pots) are allowed to be plugged in. No catering trays with burners or Sterno are allowed. No outside grills are allowed. No tents are permitted. No cooking of food at anytime. No open flames. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED ON PREMISE.
Am I allowed to bring beer, my own wine, or any other alcoholic beverages?
NO. It is against the law in Virginia to bring outside alcohol to an establishment already licensed by the Virginia ABC board. Any outside alcohol found on premise will be immediately confiscated and you may be asked to leave the property. We take this very seriously.
Can we bring decorations and gifts if we are celebrating an occasion?
We allow decorations and gifts only out on our lawn area or with the rental of a private space. Any decorations are to be kept to a minimum so as not to impact other guests and must be cleared through our events coordinator. No balloons are allowed anywhere on site. We do not allow decorations inside our main tasting room or on our back deck (includes balloons). Any gifts brought must be able to fit on your seated tables. We do not allow "gifts only" tables, nor do we allow gifts to obstruct any pathways throughout the winery.
Do you offer tours?
We offer our signature "Experience Tour and Tasting" on Saturdays and Sundays. Tours are offered all year long. Reservations are suggested but not required. The cost of the "Experience Tour" is $25 per person. No children are allowed on the tours and all patrons must be 21 years or older. Large group (8 to 20) private tours can be arranged at certain times throughout the week. Please call the tasting room at 703-830-9463 to inquire.
Are you family friendly? Are children allowed at the winery?
While we strive to remain family friendly. For the enjoyment of all our guests, children must be well behaved and remain with their parents at all times. No children are allowed in any production area at any time. Children are not allowed at the bar during tastings. While children are welcome at the winery, the back patio deck is reserved for adults only. Parents who do not abide by these rules may be asked to leave. We thank you in advance for your cooperation as we strive to create an environment enjoyable for all.
Are you dog friendly?
We love dogs!!!...... Just not inside the buildings. We welcome dogs on our lawn area but are unable to allow them inside any building including the back deck or the red barn. All dogs are required to remain on a leash at all times. This is to ensure the safety of children, other dogs, and your own dog. We ask that you please clean up any mess left behind.
Do you have refrigerator space or ice available?
No, but you are welcome to bring your own cooler with ice for use on the outside lawn. Coolers are not allowed inside the main tasting room or on the back deck. Coolers are subject to search for outside alcoholic beverages.
Can I book a private party or corporate event?
Yes, we have a couple of venues that can be rented during business hours or we can rent the entire facility for an after-hours event. Please email email@example.com or call the tasting room at 703-830-9463. Richard is our events manager and will be happy to assist you in booking an event with us. Because private events can vary in many different aspects, we take all inquiries on a case by case basis. Pricing can be affected by many factors depending on what you are seeking. No standard pricing is available.
Do you host wedding receptions?
We are able to host wedding receptions for up to 175 guests after the winery closes to the public on Saturdays and Sundays. We are not able to host ceremonies. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the tasting room at 703-830-9463.
When do you have live music? Is it free to attend?
Live music is scheduled for every Friday from 5pm-9pm and every Saturday from 2pm-6pm. Occasionally we will have music on Sundays as well with start times between 1pm and 3pm. For a full lineup list and upcoming schedule, CLICK HERE. All musical performances are free of charge provided you are enjoying an item purchased from the winery. Winery patrons only.
Once the Tasting Room closes, can we still hang out on the back deck or lawn?
No. Last call is 30 minutes prior to closing and the buildings and lawn spaces close promptly at the time advertised.
Do you offer gift certificates?
Yes. You can purchase gift certificates in increments of $25 and may do so in person at the winery, online or over the phone. If purchased over the phone, we are happy to mail the certificate to either your or the recipient.
Do you have any job opportunities?
We are always looking to add great people to our incredible staff! If you are interested in joining the Paradise Springs Winery team, please email us at email@example.com and attach your resume.
I am a musician. How can I get booked at Paradise Springs?
Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email please include a description of your music, your rates to play, and a link to where we can listen. We review all artists extensively prior to booking to ensure the quality and style of music fit with our ambiance. Booking is often done months in advance and often a trial performance is required before being offered a regular performance.
Do you have a mailing list?
Yes! Please sign up using the subscribe form at the bottom of this page to join. We send out a monthly email with winery updates and events.
Do you have a wine club?
Yes! Please CLICK HERE for more information on joining.
How do I get there?
For directions please CLICK HERE. If you are still unsure of directions, we suggest entering our address in MAPQUEST. 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, VA 20124. Please note: Apple maps will ask you to turn left on Evans Ford Road just before you arrive. This is wrong. To get to the winery, continue straight on Yates Ford Road.
Can you ship wine?
We are able to ship wine to select states. Each state has their own rules and regulations regarding the shipment of wine. To see if your state is one we are able to ship to, please call the tasting room at 703-830-9463. CLICK HERE for more information.