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March 2005 

The entire 2002 and 2003 vintages are Some may still be available at selected wine stores and restaurants in your area.

Upcoming releases:
May 28: 2004 Riesling, 2004 Revelation (a Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon blend)
July 4 weekend: 2004 Viognier/Roussanne
Labor Day weekend: 2003 Cabernet Franc, 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003 Syrah

2004 American Wine Society Competition
w-medals.jpg (48050 bytes)Kinkead Ridge, an Estate Winery has won medals for both its entries in the prestigious American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition held November 10-11 in Pennsylvania. 1038 wines were entered from 196 wineries in the U.S., Canada, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Romania, Mexico and Korea; this is the first competition that Kinkead Ridge entered since planting their vineyard in 1999. Both wines that we entered won medals.

2002 Revelation, Silver Medal
2003 Viognier/Roussanne, Bronze Medal

Andrew Jones, international wine writer, reviews the Viognier/Roussanne. Rated 90. Click here.

Our first competition... two entries... two medals! 

Nancy recently received photos from Manfred Lewalter, Dromersheim, Germany, which was the ancestral home of her family. Dromersheim is surrounded by vineyards, and this is one of the harvest photos that was sent, probably taken after World War II. Same happy faces... just the buckets and the transportation have changed.

Harvest, 1950s, Dromersheim, Germany, home of Nancy's ancestors on her father's side.

Southern Ohio contingent at Unified, Sacramento

Nancy with 2004 Cabernet Franc

Current southern Ohio winery growers Ron Barrett and Nancy Bentley (Kinkead Ridge) and Bill and Patti Skvarla (Harmony Hill, Bethel) ( visit Unified Symposium, the big winery trade show in Sacramento, with future growers Brad and Armanda Hively (La Vigne, Higginsport). 

We are very happy with the quality of the 2004 harvest. Click here for harvest photos and 2004 Vintage Report.

Brillat Savarin noted two features which distinguish man from beast:
1. Fear of the future.
2. Desire for fermented liquors.

An icy December, and a brand new sign for the winery, a beautiful gift from Meg to match the sign she had made for us at the vineyard. 8.30 a.m., deer in the back yard. (click any photo to enlarge it).

View of the farm home from the driveway

Vines in ice

Meg, Larry, Judy, Misty, Joshua and Ron

8 deer browsing in the back yard, 8.30 a.m.

Recent Press Coverage includes: 

November 14
Channel 9 (WCPO) morning show

Cincinnati Magazine
"Local Harvest"
Click here to read the text of the story.
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 10, "Sips" review by Rebecca Goodman
CinWeekly, November 10


Kinkead Ridge is in the Northeastern section of the Wine Report 2005 by Tom Stevenson. Available at Amazon and bookstores.

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Cincinnati, Dayton, and other national and world-wide wine events: 
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2002 Revelation

SOLD OUT 2003 Kinkead Ridge Viognier/Roussanne
SOLD OUT 2003 Kinkead Ridge Sauvignon Blanc
SOLD OUT 2003 Kinkead Cellars Riesling  
SOLD OUT 2001 Kinkead Ridge Cabernet Franc
SOLD OUT 2003 Kinkead Ridge Syrah
SOLD OUT 2001 Kinkead Ridge Revelation
 These wines may be available at wine stores and restaurants in
Cincinnati, Chagrin Falls, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Georgetown, Mainville, Manchester, Middletown, Mt. Orab Nelsonville,  New Richmond, Oxford, South Lebanon, Ripley, Wilmot, and West Union. 

International wine writer Andrew Jones reviews Kinkead 2001 reds. Click here for the text of the article.

We can ship within the state of Ohio to your friends and family.  Visiting Ripley, a charming river town, is also a fun way to spend a few hours with guests. See for more about the village of Ripley.

Group tasting is available by advance appointment (10 or more), and retail sales are available by advance appointment. We do not have a permit to open on Sunday.  Please call (937) 392-6077 for winery hours, or check this web site. 

Kinkead Ridge featured on Wine on the Web

In 2001, Andrew Jones,  internationally known wine broadcaster and author taped an interview with Ron at the vineyard for his Radio Postcards. We were excited to be featured on Wine on the Web in very important company, including King Estate, Oregon, Chateau Phelan-Segur, Bordeaux, DeLoach Vineyards, Russian River Valley California, Frogs Leap, Napa Valley California, and Frescobaldi Nippozanno, Italy. Click here to read the text of the Radio Postcard.