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 moved to Napa Valley in the 1960's and settled into their home just east of where Paradigm sits today.
Our winemaking "style" is solely determined by this place or terroir we call "Paradigm." Winemaking is agriculture when you own your vineyards and are able to farm them to promote the very best Earth will give you.
Paradigm consists of four contiguous parcels totalling fifty acres. Paradigm is a self-contained winery estate; including fifty acres of vineyard, the winery, two homes, a warehouse, a barn, and an acre of olive trees.
The land destined to become Paradigm was planted to Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir, and White Riesling when Ren and Marilyn first purchased the property. In short order Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Zinfandel replaced the original vines. Cabernet Franc along with Petit Verdot were added a bit later.