Manufacturer: Paradisos del Sol
Brand: Paradisos del Sol
Spanish name, Gardens of the Sun, to honor our agricultural workers. A wholistic wine estate that is family, dog, bicycle, and horse friendly. Tiny bites are always served with our wines-wines made to make your food, family, and friends better. Paradisos del Sol is an expression of my soul. The winery is not named for me (even though I am plenty arrogant!), because it is more than just my sweat in a bottle of Paradisos Red. I have help tending the vines, lots of different sweat irrigates our paradise. My wife Barbara Sherman does all the paperwork, plenty of sweat there! She also helps runs the tasting room with me. Even as early as 4, our son Kevin (now 17) helped by pulling weeds, picking grapes, and putting bottles on the bottling line. Visit his Jellybean & Wine Charm Store when you come see us (also seasonal cherries and melons). We are believers in letting the grapes become wine. We are Winegrowers not Winemakers. Our job is to eat grapes and imagine what wine they wish to be-then provide the best conditions for the transformation into great wine. Sometimes we use barrels, sometimes tanks. Most often a barrel is the cocoon where the juice transforms into a dry table wine. Sometimes the wines yearn to be sweet and luscious and a temperature-controlled tank is the cocoon. (But then Angelica is sweet, luscious, and barrel-fermented [it's just complex]).