Kinkead Ridge What's New
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).
began September 18, the Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Blanc and
Chardonnay, September 19 Riesling. The Semillon looks great:
Thanks to everyone who visited Labor Day. The Riesling is now sold out at the winery, and the reds were very well received. If you are interested in the 2003 Syrah, act quickly. Of the 49 cases available, only 30 remain after our opening weekend.
Next opening will be pre-Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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.
3 at the winery and vineyard: (click any photo to enlarge it).
14. Kinkead Ridge in the Sunday Cincinnati Enquirer "Sniffing out
10. Kinkead Ridge in the Columbus Dispatch. Recipes from the Burgundy
Room. "Worthy accompaniment... Perfect Pairings". Pan-seared
Lake Erie Walleye with Carrot Beurre Blanc and Kinkead Ridge 2004
We were invited again to pour wine at the Cincinnati Blues Festival. Last year we poured the 2002 Revelation cabernet blend; this year we brought the 2004 Kinkead Ridge Riesling. Great music and a great crowd of guests and volunteers, in beautiful Sawyer Point park. Missed it? Check it out next year, www.cincyblues.org.
July 26, 2005. We celebrate Ron's birthday at the Murphin Ridge Inn. Chef Jackson Rouse (formerly of the Iron Horse Inn) cooked us a wonderful meal. Murphin Ridge, in the heart of beautiful Adams County Amish country, is now doing cooking classes. It's a great place for a getaway for you or out-of-town guests, and a great place for dinner. See www.MurphinRidgeInn.com.
We're in the just published "Ohio Wine Country Excursions" by Patricia Latimer. Available at www.emmisbooks.com or amazon.com.
May 28 photos at the vineyard and winery.
The winery is out of space. We had to build a little tiny storage building behind the winery to hold empty bottles, and the crusher and press out of season. Seems appropriate for our theme for the May 28 event, "Fancy a Trip to Wine Country? It's in your back yard. Watch us Grow." It kind of looks like the winery had a little baby!
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.