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The mission statement of the “pair of docs” who created Paradocx Vineyard is simple: uncork. relax. unwind. From the purchase of their Landenberg farm in 1994 to their first harvest and wines and the recent grand opening for The Stave, their new event space at the vineyard, the last few decades have been full of joyful milestones for Carol and David Hoffman and Joanne and Mark Harris.
The two couples are all friends, and each one is a practicing physician. Both families have a passion for the craft of wine-making and are committed to being good stewards of the land. In addition to full-time staff, members of both families and faithful friends work hard to make the winery a success.
Long before it was popular to produce wine in Pennsylvania, Paradocx was leading the way and changing the landscape of Chester County. “The Pennsylvania climate and weather are always challenging for growing fruit,” they say, “but Pennsylvania wine has gained, in leaps and bounds, the appreciation and respect it deserves. Pennsylvania wines are now competitive in the market.” This growth is due in part to Paradocx, whose brand is synonymous with the region. Paint cans of Barn Red, Whitewash, and other varieties from Paradocx are a popular and familiar part of gatherings in Southern Chester County and beyond.
The Harrises and Hoffmans are particularly proud of their unique packaging, award-winning wine, and the fact that two families have worked together for so many years. “We want Paradocx to be the place to make memories,” they say. “In opening The Stave, we’ve completed the most recent step on our journey and successfully introduced another level to enjoying the Paradocx experience. We’re focused on welcoming everyone to join the Paradocx family.”
Introducing new Winemaker and Vineyard Manager, Kieran Robinson.
Kieran brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Paradocx Vineyard. Kieran started his journey with small production wineries that specialized in Alsacienne white while attending Ithaca College. With a thirst for knowledge and strong fervor for winemaking, Kieran moved to the Northern Rhone region of France. Working for Domaine Pierre Gaillard gave Kieran the appreciation for the deep-rooted French viticulture and winemaking philosophies. After work was finished in Cote Rotie, Kieran and wife Kristie decided to move to Napa Valley to expand their winemaking knowledge. After his tenure at Cakebread Cellars, he moved to Sonoma to work under the tutelage of Paul Hobbs. Refining his skills at Jericho Canyon Vineyard with famed winemakers Aaron Pott and Michel Rolland.
Introducing new Chef, Elizabeth Davis-Cerami.
After retiring from her corporate executive career at Deloitte, Elizabeth pursued entrepreneurship through a furniture company called Noble Decor, and also as the chef/owner of a creperie shop called Yo’R So Sweet. Paradocx is excited to have her on board as the head chef for The Stave at Paradocx Vinyeard.
Find Paradocx wines at the following locations:
PARADOCX VINEYARD: 1833 Flint Hill Road, Landenberg
THE MARKET AT LP: 148 West State Street, Kennett Square
BOOTHS CORNER MARKET: 1362 Naamans Creek Road, Garnet Valley
PINOT BOUTIQUE: 227 Market Street, Philadelphia
WESTTOWN MARKET: 1173 Wilmington Pike, West Chester