News & Events

News & Events

Paradox Wines Spring Newsletter 2017

The Rain:
This was one of the top five years in the last 130 years for rain. The whole N. CA grape growing region has recieved plenty of water and hopefully will have plenty in reseve for the entire year.  This bodes well for a good harvest with prices returning to more competitive levels.  We'll see what things look like at harvest time 2017!

The Change:

Regulatory changes affecting the 17/20 type of ABC license Paradox held for six years would have severely restricted participation at events and direct to consumer sales (the kind that saves you $$!). Therefore we decided not to renew that license to consider applying for a new 02 license with alternaing proprietorship ("AP"). Getting an 02-AP license requires a relationship with an existing bonded 02 licensed winery. Finding a new host winery is a complicated process and the new application process usually takes several months.

It made sense to sell all of the existing inventory and reduce all overhead costs In order to make changes of this nature.  We apologize for not having any wine currently for sale but there are a few restaurants and shops that may have some in stock so if you are interested contact us.  

While it's unclear whether and when a new situation will happen we will post updates when we have news.

The Meantime:

During the hiatius if you have questions or would like consulting services please feel free to get in touch.

The Team:

These changes have also resulted in changes in the Paradox team.  After eight years together various partners have taken on different responsiblities and taken different paths.  Dominic and Karen will remain the stewards of Paradox and have added a new Marketing and Sales Associate, Jere Ingram. 

             Cheers and thanks for your support!

            ~  Paradox Wines

Another party!

The holidays are nearly upon us. We don't want to rush things, but we figured why not have an early celebration with our friends. Friends of Paradox, that is!

Come and enjoy tastes of our newest releases - 2013 Merlot, 2013 Zinfandel and 2013 Barbera - along with some older favorites. The ping-pong and foosball tables will be available for play and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

This is your chance to stock up for the holidays. For this event only, we will be offering Paradox wines at VERY SPECIAL PRICES.

November 15, 2015
1pm to 4pm

52 Turquoise Way
San Francisco, CA  94131


Important note regarding detour: Two of three intersections in the neighborhood are blocked by construction. The only open route to Turquoise Way at present is from Duncan St. at Diamond Heights Blvd., adjacent to the Eastern Orthodox Church. There is no way in from Diamond Heights Blvd. at Clipper St, the usual main entry


East Bay Vitners Alliance (EVBA) is featured in two media spotlights. One is an article in the Nov issue of Diablo Magazine and the other is a video of an ABC 7 local feature on 'Urban Wine Country'.

Recent past events:


Oakland Art Murmur 4th Annual Benefit Fundraiser Saturday Oct 10, 2015 6 - 10pm

This will be a great event, check out the details:


Montclair Village Beer & Wine Tasting and 40th Annual Pacific Fine Arts Festival

Saturday, June 27th, 2015, 11 am – 5 pm, tasting beginning at 12 Noon
Outdoors on Beautiful Mountain Blvd. in Montclair Village, Oakland

Event is Free, tasting packages avail for $30 pp or $50 per couple with proceeds going to community improvement projects.

Purchase on line at:
or at the event.

The Tasting by more than 20 local producers will be the highlight of the 40th Annual Pacific Fine Arts Sidewalk Festival featuring the work of over 50 diverse artists. This intimate tasting experience will allow attendees to get to know each individual product and maker.  Glasses will also be available for purchase once your favorite has been found!  Note this includes local live music including the GroWiser Band featuring 8 year old drumming sensation Eagon Dixon O.

10th Annual Urban Wine Xperience

The 10th Annual Urban Wine Xperience is coming up fast! Last year's event sold out and this 10th anniversary celebration is set to do the same. The August 1st event at 55 Harrison St. (Jack London Square) will have over 20 wineries pouring new releases, pairing with local restaurants and other activities.

Get your tickets here:

Paradox Wines ‘Friends & Family’ receiving this message can use our club promo code for the best ticket
price: Paradox051515

Paradox is one of the featured wineries in an article called
Urban Wineries of Berkeley during East Bay Vintners Passport

Paradox Wines will be at UWX 2015 on August 1st at the Harvest Market at Jack London Square


Celebration of wine tasting!
Saturday June 6, 2015 from 2-6pm
2500 Charles Ave, Pinole CA 94564

Entry - $25 per person includes entry, souvenir wine glass & unlimited tastings ~ Additional $15 grants you access to the VIP Section

The Decadent Dessert VIP Section - Entry into VIP is a step into rich taste bud lavishness.  Showcasing local merchants and culinary artists

Morsells & Treats - Local chocolates and cheeses will be available to compliment the flavors along with a silent auction of local up & coming artists (Youth of Pinole)

Featuring: Rosenblum Cellers, Four Fools Wines, Paradox Wines, Urbano Cellars, Boisset Wine Living at Home Cellars & more...

Tickets available online & at the Pinole Senior Center
This fundraising event will support the city of Pinole Recreation Program




Winemaker Wednesday in Berkeley — February 11, 2015, 7 - 9 PM

Revival Bar & Kitchen at 2102 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley.  (At Addison, across from the Berkeley Rep Theater)

Revival Bar & Kitchen in Berkeley is hosting a series of Wednesday night wine tastings, with special food pairings, featuring EBVA wineries and their winemakers.  The next event features Paradox Wines  on Wednesday Feb 11 from 7pm to 9pm.  The restaurant will continue to offer the featured Paradox wines in the week following its Winemaker Wednesday.  These are casual events so feel free to drop in and try amazing locally made wines you might not have discovered...


We recently bottled our 2012 Reserve Syrah and will hold our release party on Sunday November 16th, 2014 from 1:30-5pm
In addition to the Syrah, we will be pouring tastes of our other current offerings: 2012 Barbera, 2012 Pinot Noir, and 2010 Reserve Chardonnay

Urban Wine Xperience
Saturday August 2nd 1-5pm
Jack London Square, Oakland
Join us & 20+ other @EastBayVintnersAlliance wineries and top Oakland restaurants for Urban Wine Xperience