October 2020 is Virginia Wine Month
This gives us a great opportunity
to highlight some of the many
incredible wineries we’ve visited
over the years.
We look forward to visiting these
wineries again very soon.
Today we are featuring Paradise Springs Winery.
Located in the town of Clifton, VA and bordering the Bull Run River, Paradise Springs is the closest winery to Washington DC and the first in Fairfax County. The property was originally part of a land grant from Lord Fairfax in 1716 to the Kincheloe family and has been passed down through generations since. The property features a 1700’s log cabin, which was renovated in 1955 by a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright. Wine tastings, tours, and much more can be found at this intimate, family run, destination winery.
The name Paradise Springs comes directly from the history books of Clifton, Virginia. Its origin was that of mineral springs on the west side of town. Clifton was considered a resort destination by many in Washington. It is said that past Presidents and Generals visited the town for its healing waters. In 1904, water from Paradise Springs was sent off to be tested and was found pure enough for commercial bottling. So in 1910, a bottling plant was constructed and Paradise Springs bottled water. The clear colored bottles displayed simply the word “PARADISE” blown into the glass. The Herald even once reported that Paradise Springs was “on the boom”. Nonetheless, the business eventually went under and became nothing more than a historical reference.
100 years later we are again bottling Paradise Springs but in the form of wine! Some of the original “PARADISE” water bottles can be seen on display at the winery.
Learn more about Paradise Springs Winery here.