The 2005 Bordeaux blend white Revelation (84 cases produced) is now sold out at the winery. Released Memorial Day, sold out July 15, a six-week life span. The next wines that will become unavailabile at the winery will be the Riesling (149 cases produced) and the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon (limited quantities remain).
Ridge bests Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
"Finally did I find the opportunity to open up your bottle of Viognier-Roussanne with a couple of friends and then with John Clews, the VP, Director of Vineyard and Winery Operations of Clos Du Val. I did like it very much. I did find it very fragrant but not shouting “Viognier” all over the place, elegant, with plenty of charm. Balanced and equally elegant and charming palate. Much of the character of its aroma could be found in its taste. There was a great balance of fullness, freshness, and good complexity, along with a good finish. Definitely a very enjoyable wine. John did concur with the above. Congratulations!"
Kinkead Ridge gets great comments from the Dayton wine festival attendees. Click here to read the Dayton Daily News wine blog
We recently added a table and chairs on the crush pad if you would like to bring some food and share a bottle of wine at the winery.
Bottling is finished! We did 377 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon on Monday June 5 and 6, with five people on Monday, and eight people on Tuesday, including volunteers Mark Frommayer and his uncle Bill, and Chris Waugh, who will be opening the Wine C.A.R.T. wine store in Cincinnati.
13: 1290 WHIO
radio interview with the winegrower, Dayton, noon. Click
select the Kinkead Ridge show to listen to the audio. MANY
thanks to Dorothy Lane Markets for giving us the opportunity to share
A limited quantity of Kinkead Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon is now available in Cleveland. Contact us for information.
May 27 and May 29. 2005 white wines released at the winery
13: 1290 WHIO
radio interview with the winegrower, Dayton, noon.
will be pouring at:
June 2-3, Dayton 2nd Street Market Wine Festival
June 8, A Taste of Duveneck, Cincinnati Art Museum
July 28-29, Cincinnati Blues Festival
winery will open Saturdays
Kinkead Ridge wine and recipes will be featured in the upcoming "Ohio Food and Farms: From Garden Gate to Dinner Plate" by Marilou Suzsko. Marilou is a regular contributor to the Cleveland Plain Dealer Food Section, the Sunday Magazine and Feast.
We have a wine blog! Click here!
(Columbus Dispatch) reviews our Viognier/Roussanne
Quote from Tom
Stevenson, editor, in the New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia,
Tom reviewed our Viognier/Roussanne in the 2006 Wine Report
Kinkead Ridge winery (est. 2002) garnered 3 medals at the 2005 American Wine Society commercial competition in Las Vegas. Competition was stiff; this was the first AWS competition held west of the Mississippi River, and many California wines were entered. Many California wines are being fermented with oak chips so they are high in alcohol and "drink now" wines; ours are quite finessed, and will age beautifully, unlike some of these wines. We medalled with the 2003 Syrah, 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2004 Viognier/Roussanne. Only one other Ohio winery (Ferrante, Geneva, est. 1937) won medals for vinifera wines. For all the results, click here.
Stevenson's 2006 Wine Report. Kinkead Ridge 2003
Viognier/Roussanne named one of the top 100 Exciting New Wines
in the World. "Viognier/Roussanne 2003 Kinkead Ridge, Ohio
(Atlantic Northeast, US $15). Sandra Silven, wine writer Detroit
Daily News: Crisp, flinty, bone-dry, palate-coating tropical
flavours. Starkly clean"
the review of Domaine du Clovallon that we are compared to: "The
best Viognier of the Midi -- ripe, unctuous mouth-feel, without being
cloying or confected. Rounded with ripe apricot fruit and excellent
varietal character." (Rosemary George MW).
Kinkead Ridge Vineyard and Estate Winery one of two wineries mentioned in the Compass American Guide, Fodor's Ohio, First edition. This guide has "spectacular photography, evocative prose, and detailed four-color maps, plus tips and practical information to help you make the most of your trip." See www.fodors.com. Available at fine book stores and www.amazon.com.
Savarin noted two features which distinguish man from beast:
Words on Wine:
Funny drinking quotes:
when I reflect back on all the wine I drink
I feel shame. Then
I look into the glass and think
about the workers in the vineyards and all
of their hopes
and dreams If I didn't drink this wine, they
might be out
of work and their dreams would be shattered.
Then I say
to myself, "It is better that I drink
this wine and let their
dreams come true than be selfish and worry
about my liver."
Click here for more funny drinking quotes.
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.