Nancy cooked with local foodie Rita Heikenfeld on her "Love in the Kitchen" cable TV show, pairing wines with Rita's great recipes... see http://cincinnati.com/blogs/cookingwithrita/
May 17 we were visited by Mark Ganchiff, editor of the new business publication "Midwest Wine Press". The premier issue will be available June 11. MWP is proud to be the most thorough and timely source of information on the growing wine industry in the midwest, and will cover Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. For more information contact Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon wins GOLD MEDAL at Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. Over 3200 wines were judged from all over the world. Only two Ohio wineries won a gold medal for estate vinifera wine.
Bottling, end of day, 2011, Gretchen (middle), her sister Emilee (left), and Anna (right). Gretchen and Emilee's brother Logan has also become a principal winery and vineyard worker.
Anna corking Viognier/Roussanne. Anna's now experienced on the bottle filler, the capsule machine, the labeller and the corker. She is a great young lady! We're happy she's working here for us.
Anna, Logan and Ron Hitt.
Nancy was nominated for Brown County Businesswoman of the Year, one of three nominees. The award ceremony was May 2nd. We're bottling Viognier/Roussanne that day. Click here
Recent review of the 2008 Syrah from http://www.dogswine.blogspot.com
"Last week we opened the 2008 Syrah with a slow
roasted rack of lamb from the grill, one of the few days it has been
possible to grill here in the last month with all the rain. The featured
wine of the night was supposed to be a 1999 Chateau Ste. Michelle
Meritage from Washington State. Very good wine with rich fruit, some
wood, a little bit of earth, and very nice with the lamb. The Kinkead
Syrah was opened primarily to check on its progress after I liked the
2005 version so well.
Another fantastic review of the 2008 Cabernet Franc:
"hey nancy, just wanted to say hello and pass on a note that I got from a friend of mine. he's out in northern california and he has a little circle of wine geek friends that do these dinner parties. i guess that they all individually take notes and score wines then compare them collectively. So it was your cab franc, a nickel and nickel cab and then a hutchinson cab that garnered a 95+ robert parker score. needless to say your cab franc won the tasting and was 3 points average higher than both of the other two wines."
A computer message we can relate to!
Kinkead Ridge 2008 Cabernet Franc reviewed by theother46.com. Currently a front runner for 2011 Wine of the Year... http://theother46.com/2011/02/14/kinkead-ridge-2008-cabernet-franc/
"A small number of wines and wineries have developed an almost
cult-like following east of the west coast. Paumanok Vineyards Chenin
Blanc, Barboursville Vineyards Octagon and rockstar-turned-winemaker,
Maynard James Keenan portfolio of wines have all been certified platinum
by wine writers and critics alike. After tasting the Kinkead Ridge 2008
Cabernet Franc, I?m convinced the list just got a little longer.
Kinkead Ridge 2008 Cabernet Franc and 2010 Viognier/Roussanne to be featured in internationally published volume "1000 Great Wines" by a publishing house in Britain in October. Details to follow.
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.
Click here to request a copy of our retail outlets. There are five wine stores in Ohio that can ship within Ohio or out-of-state.
Click here for a one page summary of the 2011 upcoming releases.
Click here for a one page summary of the 2010 releases, or visit the Wines link from the home page and scroll to the bottom of the page.
"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: