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May 2007

April 2007: 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon wins GOLD medal at the Finger Lakes Wine Competition.Only 141 Gold Medals were awarded to 2126 entries. Only 15 Cabernet Sauvignon's won a Gold Medal. Kinkead Ridge won the only medal for a vinifera wine in Ohio. This wine also won a Silver Medal at the American Wine Society competition last November when it was very young and tight. The new gold medal reflects how beautifully it's developed!

Kinkead Ridge is on YouTube. Go to, and type Kinkead Ridge into the search box. There are four videos:  "A Vineyard Year" movie and a "Photo Album", as well as our entry into the Wine Spectator competition, and a "mini-video" about pruning and tying up canes.

Kinkead Ridge at the Cincinnati Flower Show/Fine Food and Wine in the Moonlite Pavilion, April 21-22. We were really happy to finally meet Marilyn Harris!

Kinkead Ridge featured in the May/June Wine Buzz.

Kinkead Ridge featured in "Taste Cincinnati" magazine, article by Jens Rosencrantz. See page 50.


Andrew Jones, British wine writer, reviews Kinkead Ridge 2004 reds

2004 Cabernet Sauvignon: 91.
This rich ruby coloured wine is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and has been blended with 6% Cabernet Franc for the first time, as well as 19% Petit Verdot making it the type of classic Bordeaux-style blend you would find in many chateaux in the Médoc region. It has quite a deep ruby color, offers vanilla hints from a mix of American and French oak and tempts with classic blackcurrant, plum and violet aromas before producing Morello cherry flavours on the flavorsome palate. The oak aging has contributed hints of vanilla and gentle, soft tannins which balance well with the fruit.

2004 Syrah: 90.

2004 Cabernet Franc: 86.

Six of our seven 2006 releases are now They may be available at selected retail shops.

Kinkead Ridge harvest and crush filmed by, a PBS affiliate.  Episode 209 includes:
   Ian Adams: Rural Images
   Ohio River Wines featuring Kinkead Ridge
   Chef Pierre: Thai Chicken Soup
   Doc Sanders: A Different Dairy.
This DVD is available for purchase from the Farm Bureau for $10, contact Cara Lawson, See the television link on

Kinkead Ridge featured in "C" magazine (What to Wear, Where to Go, Where to Be in Columbus). 2007 Valchemy Chef Richard Rosendale paired Kinkead Ridge 2004 Cabernet Franc with Braised Oxtails with Boursin Polenta. See for more information about Chef Rosendale and his upcoming restaurant.

AWS Double Gold, Kinkead Ridge 2004 Cabernet Franc2006 American Wine Society Competition, November 8-9, Baltimore Maryland, 695 medals awarded to over 1000 entries from all over the world.

We entered four wines and garnered four medals.

DOUBLE GOLD. 2004 Kinkead Ridge Cabernet Franc. Double Gold means every one of the six judges gave the wine a Gold Rating. Only two vinifera wines received this extraordinary recognition. 
SILVER. 2004 Kinkead Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon.
BRONZE. 2004 Kinkead Ridge Syrah
BRONZE: 2005 Kinkead Ridge Viognier/Roussanne
Click here to view the 2006 results.


Melvyn Masters, wine author, owner of Mel's Bar and Grill (Colorado) and Tortoise Creek Wines, writing to Steve Hamm, the wine buyer at Whole Foods, Columbus about Kinkead Ridge Cabernet Franc. "I am having a blast with the Kinkead Ridge wines!
 I have poured them blind to various "experts" and love to watch the results; 'ah yes this is probably the Cheval Blanc 03'!!! Thanks for turning me on to them. "

Food and wine pairing:


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Kinkead Ridge featured in Our Ohio, "Ohio River Valley's Wine Resurgence".   Click here for this wonderful story.

Farm Bureau advertisement Full page advertisement ran in Ohio Magazine, Country Living, Ladies Home Journal, Cincinnati Magazine and Cleveland Magazine.

   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.


"Why  go for those long distance relationships when you can find love in your own back yard." 


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

Words on Wine: 
Famous quotes throughout history about wine. Click here.

Funny drinking quotes:

"Sometimes 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."
~ Jack Handy

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