Kinkead Ridge What's New
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 Silfven, 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 just-released 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.
Ridge 2004 Viognier/Roussanne was chosen by Kevin and Alana to be poured
October 9 at
Alanas in Columbus for the annual Chefs Collaborative dinner, an
association of restaurants who support local growers. The other wines
were selected by the sommelier for the evening, David Schildknecht. His
choices were Riesling from the famed Pfalz estate of Müller-Catoir and reds
from Burgndy's Côte d'Or and from Edmunds-St.-John. He reports that
our Viognier-Roussanne "was more than up to being enjoyed in
that best of vinous company!"
began September 18, the Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Blanc and
Chardonnay, September 19 Riesling. The Semillon looks great:
The winery will re-open November 19, 26, and December 10 and 17 for the last time this year. Next opening will be Memorial Day 2006.
We already have a crew put together for the harvest; if you are interested in picking one row just for the experience, email us and we'll put you on the list. We usually know 2 to 3 days before a pick day, determined by the ripeness of the grapes and the weather. Harvest will begin mid-September and end late October.
September 3 at the winery and vineyard: (click any photo to enlarge it).
We're in the just published "Ohio Wine Country Excursions" by Patricia Latimer. Available at www.emmisbooks.com or amazon.com.
American Wine Society Competition
Andrew Jones, international wine writer, reviews the Viognier/Roussanne. Rated 90.
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.
Savarin noted two features which distinguish man from beast:
Dayton, and other national and world-wide wine events:
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 www.ripleyohio.net 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.
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.