Learn About Kinkead Ridge Winery
Savor the taste of memorable wines with unique tastes from Kinkead Ridge Winery in Ripley, Ohio.
We produce quality wines from Ohio grapes as well as from grapes beyond Ohio. Unique varietals and blends born in the imagination of our winemaker, hand-crafted in small fermentations at our Ohio winery.
History of Kinkead Ridge (information from the History of Brown County)
William Kinkead, Jr. arrived in the area in 1796. He and his wife built their cabin on the J. Harris Survey, several miles north of Ripley in 1796. In 1797 William and his father made a journey overland to Chillicothe, Ohio and determined to settle there; returning after the harvest was gathered, they packed their goods and sent them by keel-boat to Chillicothe, while they drove the stock across through the woods. Upon arrival they decided to return to the Ripley area without unloading the goods from the boat after learning about continual conflicts in the area. William remained a resident of Ripley for the rest of his life. He had nine children. The Gothic Revival home on the property was built in 1880, as evidenced by the "Plain and Fancy Plastering" plaque that was found in a wall with a date and name.
The winery was named after the original homestead and former vineyard on Kinkead Ridge Road.
May 2021- Year Six - Covid19
Don and Anna Marie Boweres
2020 was a challenging year for our business and our family, as it was for so many others around the world. We adjusted our business model to protect the safety and well-being of our employees and our customers, and we missed seeing our friends.
As 2021 arrived we reviewed our situation. Due to many circumstances, some beyond our control, we have decided to close Kinkead Ridge Winery this year. The final closing date to be determined, we will be open still for pre-paid curbside pickup and on certain dates for walk-in retail sales. We will not be able to do tasting.
Thank you for supporting us in the past and we hope to see many of you in person on one of our open days or when our paths cross elsewhere in the future.
Don and Anna Marie