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May 2008

The 2007 Riesling and 2007 white Revelation (predominantly Roussanne) were released at the winery (904 Hamburg Street, 3 blocks behind McDonalds, east of downtown Ripley) on May 24 and May 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and are now sold out at the winery. A very limited amount of these wines will be made available to wine stores. Because of the Easter 2007 frost, very little inventory is available, fewer than 100 cases.

Due to the small quantity of white wine, and the limited quantity of 2005 red wine that remains (only Cabernet Sauvignon; the Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah are sold out)

The winery will reopen on August 30 and September 1 (10. am.-6 p.m.) for the release of the 2006 red Revelation, 2006 River Village Syrah and 2006 River Village Cabernet Franc. The winery will also be open on September 6, then closes for harvest until the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

The bud break this spring looks like the best yet!

We're bottling! Here's Ron Hitt in the "I Love Lucy" in the chocolate factory mode! Ron is a Vietnam veteran, and we thank him for his service to our country.
Ron Hitt on the line. Thanks to Ron for his service to our country as a Vietnam vet.

Judy, Gretchen, Ron, Nancy Ron, Judy.Ron H., Gretchen  

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

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.



"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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