Raise A Glass: A Tour and Tasting at Paradocx Vineyard in Chester County

Raise A Glass: A Tour and Tasting at Paradocx Vineyard in Chester County
26 Aug 2019

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Disclosure: Experience was covered by Visit Philly. All opinions are my own.

When traveling to Philadelphia, many people think of the rich historical sites, the many places to get a steak/cheesesteak sandwich, or the Rocky movie filming locations. But did you know Philly also has some great wineries?

Paradocx Vineyard

Located just an hour or so outside of downtown Philadelphia in the rolling hills of Chester County is Paradocx Vineyard, one of the many wineries in the Greater Philadelphia Area.

Paradox is owned and operated by the Harris and Hoffman families. The four principles are practicing physicians, hence the name “Paradocx” (pair of docs). The full-time staff includes family members and friends.

paradocx vineyard tasting room bar

A Tour of Paradocx

While in Philadelphia, we were treated to a tour of Paradocx Vineyards.

paradocx vineyard tasting room

The new tasting room is beautiful. Very roomy, with lots of tables, and a long tasting bar.

paradocx vineyard tour guide

Our tour guide gave us a rundown of all of the wines made and sold at Paradocx Vineyards.

paradocx vineyard barn red

We all fell in love with the “Barn Red”, a wine in sold in this nifty paint can, that can be refilled at the winery.

paradocx vineyard old tasting room

We then went down to the old tasting room, now called “The Press Room”.

paradocx vineyard press room group shot

After a quick group shot, we tried a few wines.

paradocx vineyard distilling room

Then we were shown where the wines are made.

paradocx vineyard wine skins

These are the “skins” that are used to refill the paint cans.

paradocx vineyard group shot with frame

We had a fantastic tour of the winery, which ended with another group shot.


After the tour, we had a wonderful lunch back upstairs in the tasting room. We started off with a grilled shrimp salad with tarragon and dill served with a 2016 Pinot Grogio.

paradocx vineyard mushroom soup

Next, we had a mushroom soup with sherry and truffle salt, served with a 2016 Pino Blanc.

paradocx vineyard penne pasta

The main entrée was a penne with tomato creme and wine reduction served with a 2017 Merlot.

For dessert, we had a homemade French custard tart served with the Barn Red.

Lunch was delicious!


Paradocx Vineyard is located at:
1833 Flint Hill Rd, Landenberg, PA 19350

Give Paradocx a Try!

There are over 270 wineries in Pennsylvania. Paradocx is a short trip from downtown Philly. If you are in the area, and fancy a wine tasting, give Paradocx Vineyards a try. The food is fantastic, so try and make it there for Sunday Brunch.

As always, drink responsibly.

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Craig Silva

Craig is a husband, father, team leader, travel and food writer, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, and social media strategist. He likes to travel, go camping, go on road trips, watch movies, build stuff, operate the grill, and sing with his band. Craig is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and Travel Media Association of Canada. If you are a PR agency or brand and would like Craig to review a travel destination, vehicle, restaurant, product or service, please send him an email.

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