Wine Wednesday: Paradise Springs Winery

Paradise Springs Winery is far enough for a getaway, but close enough to make it there for happy hour.

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Paradise Springs Winery in Clifton, Va., is far enough for a getaway, but close enough to make it there for happy hour.
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This log cabin, built in the early 1800s, was the original tasting room.
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Regular tasting fees are $10 per person and include the entire flight of wines: four whites and five reds.
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Now through Dec. 31, you can go back in time with a taste of vintage sparkling wines from 21 years ago. The tastings are held on weekends only. While they're $20 per person, you can get $5 back when you purchase a bottle.
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A production tour and tasting is available for $25 per person. It includes a wine glass, all flights, tour of the log cabin and vineyard. Hours for the tours are Sat. 2-4 p.m. and Sun. at 3 p.m.
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And it's not just about the wine: Paradise Springs also features Art Uncorked, a rotating art exhibit. This month, Broadway Gallery in Alexandria is showing off wildlife artwork by Dino Paravano.
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The rolling lawns offers plenty of space (and seating) for picnickers.
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Dogs are welcome on the grounds (but not in the tasting room).
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Despite the land's history, though, Paradise Springs itself is a relatively recent arrival: It was founded in 2007 and opened its doors for tastings in 2010.
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