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April 2008

Youtube users can sneak preview new reality TV series that asks the question -- who wants to be a wine maker?

Kinkead Ridge and Harmony Hill featured on the nationally-syndicated PBS TV show, America's Heartland, Series 3, episode 311. Click here.


Kinkead Ridge 2004 Cabernet Franc rated one of the Top 100 Exciting Wine Finds, international list compiled by Tom Stevenson, British editor of the New Sothebys Wine Encyclopedia and publisher of the paperback Wine Report 2008. "Succulent, intensely flavored fruit, ripe, supple tannins, and a truckload of flavors--from cherries, cassis, chocolate, and cream, to vanilla and coconut."--Sandra Silfven, Atlantic Northeast editor of the 2008 Wine Report "This shows what promise there is in Ohio." --Tom Stevenson

Kinkead Ridge Winery accomplishments, 2002-2007

2003 Viognier/Roussanne named one of the Top 100 Exciting Wines in the World, Tom Stevenson, British editor of the New Sothebys Wine Encyclopedia

         2004 Cabernet Franc named one of the Top 100 Exciting Wines in the World, Tom Stevenson, British editor of the New Sothebys Wine Encyclopedia. Only 12 American wineries made the list

         2004 Cabernet Franc, Double Gold Medal, American Wine Society competition. 1000+ international entries, only 2 Double Gold Medals

         2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, Gold Medal Finger Lakes Wine competition. The only vinifera wine from Ohio to win a gold medal. Only 15 were awarded internationally for Cabernet

         Featured on nationally-syndicated PBS TV program, America's Heartland

         Featured on Ohio-syndicated PBS TV program, Our Ohio

         Kinkead Ridge video “The Romance of the Vineyard” one of five finalists in the Wine Spectator video contest

         Kinkead Ridge featured on the cover of Ohio magazine

         Kinkead Ridge listed in Kevin Zraly's American Wine Guide (former sommelier of Windows on the World, World Trade Center)

      Kinkead Ridge wines praised by Bernard Portet (founding winemaker of Clos du Val) and Melyvn Masters (restauranteur, author)

Kinkead Ridge mentored the winegrowers of Harmony Hill, Meranda and LaVigna

         Kinkead Ridge wines featured on the Dish TV show, with Chef Jean Robert de Cavel

         Kinkead Ridge featured in Ladies Home Journal and Country Living (courtesy of the Farm Bureau)

         Kinkead Ridge 2006 Viognier/Roussanne rated one of the top 2007 favorite wines, the WineBuzz magazine and wins Gold Medal at the American Wine Society competition.

         Kinkead Ridge featured in Ohio Wine Country Excursions

         Kinkead Ridge featured in From Garden Gate to Dinner Plate, Food and Farms of Ohio

         Kinkead Ridge featured in national magazine, Wines and Vines

         Kinkead Ridge wines reviewed by Mark Fisher, Dayton Wine Blog

         Kinkead Ridge wines reviewed by Jon Christenson, Columbus Dispatch

         Kinkead Ridge 2005 Cabernet Franc featured currently at Pigalls and JeanRo Bistro

         Kinkead Ridge wines featured by Chef Julie Frances, Nectar

         Ohio wine dinners, Kinkead Ridge featured at Rhapsody, Sturkeys, Daveeds, Bexleys Monk, Lindeys German Village, Iron Horse Inn

         Kinkead Ridge wines reviewed by Lenn Thompson, New York wine writer

         Kinkead Ridge wines reviewed by Sandra Silfven, Detroit Daily News

         Kinkead Ridge newspaper articles, too numerous to mention

         Kinkead Ridge wine poured at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C. and by Senator Voinovich

         Kinkead Ridge the only non-distributor winery to pour at Gourmet Sensation

         Kinkead Ridge invited to pour at Fleur de Fetes, Dayton

        One of four wineries (and the only Ohio winery) featured in the January Cincinnati Magazine 




Kinkead Ridge featured in the Cincinnati Enquirer, Realizing the Fruits of Their Labors. 

Unfortunately, due to the Direct Shipping legislation passed in Ohio, we will no longer ship direct to consumers. The law states a consumer may only receive 24 cases of wine per year. The state is collecting data from wineries and shipping companies with regard to who received wine. We would have no way of knowing if we shipped the 25th case illegally. Click here to read what the press says about this legislation.  For alternatives to shipping, please call us.

We are often asked about food and wine pairings. This is a great site to browse, Natalie MacLean's Food Matcher.

Kinkead Ridge is listed in the short "well-known wineries" section in the Ohio section of Kevin Zraly's 2008 Wines of America.






"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: 

Last night, my friend and I were sitting in the living room and I said to her,
"I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids
 from a bottle. If that ever happens, just pull the plug."
 She got up, unplugged the TV, and threw out my wine.
 She's such a bitch.

"Ode to Wine"

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body.

But rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, and screaming, "Woo-hoo... What a ride!"


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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