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Ridge and Ravenhurst, the only two Ohio wineries featured in Opus Vino.
Written by a
new generation of wine critics with up- to-date, in-depth knowledge of
the different wine regions, the wineries and their wines, Opus Vino
provides greater coverage to the wine world than any other illustrated
wine book. Organized by country, and then broken down into regions,
districts, and wineries, the book looks at more than 4,500 individual
wineries, identifies each region's top producers and its rising stars,
and entries cover the owner, grapes, wine styles, and their best wines.
2010 reds going through veraison
Countdown to Labor Day and the September 4 and 6 of the 2008 red wines, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and a limited quantity of Petit Verdot! Winery open 10-6 and annual vineyard tour.
Olivier Kielwasser, Wine Director for Giant Eagle was interviewed for the Cleveland Foodie blog.
Here's a question and answer we were happy to see:
"Top 5 Ohio wines worth sampling? What Ohio wines do you carry? The Cabernet and the Viognier from Kinkead Ridge. The fruit wines from Breitenbach. Ferrante’s Rieslings. Wolf Creek’s Redemption Red and White Lies."
We especially like the kudos to Wolf Creek, and Andy Troutman. Andy was the only winery in Ohio that we approached willing to help us for the 2001 crush since our winery wasn't built at that time.
August 2010 review of the 2004 Cabernet Franc:
"I am a member of the American Wine Society and part of the competition committe. As (pay) for helping we get a few bottles of wine to try. In 2006 I got your 04 Cab Franc that was a double gold. While rearranging my cellar I ran across it and since we were going to a friends house (3 of A.W.S. judges) for dinner I took it along to try. WOW it was great. It was soft with good mouth feel and all or the qualities that a cab franc should have. Thank you for making such a nice and enjoyable wine. "
Ron and Nancy visited North Carolina in August, a possible place to retire. Ron will continue to make wine but most probably Kinkead Ridge is his last vineyard. Here he is with Mark, the winemaker at Childress...
Wine Trail Traveler, LLC Announces 500th
here to read the story of their visit
Our summer vineyard workers, Logan and Anna. For those of you who know Gretchen from the tasting room, Logan is Gretchen's little brother. And for those of you who know Gretchen... she is expecting a baby in December! We're so happy for her and her husband Zach.
Two Kinkead Ridge Cabernets first and second of eight selections in the Meritage category, Ohio/Michigan Wine Clash Prelude; Kinkead Ridge Riesling rated first of five in the White Wine category. See http://oinosnervosa.blogspot.com/2010/04/ohio-wine-tasting-notes.html for all the reviews.
Two new Kinkead Ridge mini-movies on youtube: How our bottles are delivered, and the printing of our labels.
Click here to request a copy of our retail outlets. There are three wine stores in Ohio that can ship within Ohio or out-of-state.
Click here for a one page summary of the upcoming 2010 releases, or visit the Wines link from the home page and scroll to the bottom of the page.
Our award winning wines are available in fine wine stores and restaurants throughout Ohio. Contact us for a list and for information about shipping out of state.
We are often asked about food and wine pairings. This is a great site to browse, Natalie MacLean's Food Matcher.
"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:
Words on Wine: