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Paradigm Winery, located in the Oakville appellation of Napa Valley,
hand-crafts small quantities of estate-bottled red wine. We're known
for our Merlot and our Cabernet Sauvignon, though we also produce
a tiny amount of Zinfandel and Cabernet Franc. Regardless of the
varietal, our wines are a rich expression of the vineyard we've
been farming now for twenty-nine years.
Paradigm Winery is owned and managed by Ren and Marilyn Harris,
two winegrowers with extraordinarily deep roots in Napa Valley.
Marilyn's grandparents immigrated from Italy to Napa Valley in 1890,
while Ren's family came to California in 1769. Marilyn and Ren purchased
Paradigm Vineyards in 1976, and began producing wine with the 1991
vintage. Since that first vintage, the wines have been made by renowned
winemaker, Heidi Peterson Barrett. Heidi's father, Dick Peterson,
was instrumental in laying out and designing the winery.