On September 1 and 3 we will be releasing the 2010 Kinkead Ridge red wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Petit Verdot. All young, all delicious. The winery is located at 904 Hamburg Street in Ripley, Ohio (937-392-6077), three blocks behind the McDonalds, east of downtown Ripley. The Syrah and Petit Verdot production was 93 and 60 cases respectively, so they won't last long. Out of state? See our web page for how to order our wines.
This is also the weekend of the annual vineyard tour at 4288 Kinkead Road... from 10 to 6, meet Ron the winegrower in the vineyard, all varieties are labelled, taste the grapes on the vine, feel free to bring a picnic and chairs. Sorry, no restrooms at the vineyard. Children welcome. Dogs on a leash please!
See www.kinkeadridge.com for more details.
I recently had feedback second hand from a Cincinnati oenophile that our 2011 Riesling is EXTREMELY similar to Dr. Konstantin Frank Riesling. (New York). High praise indeed. And ours at $12 is $6 less expensive than theirs!
A review of their 2011 semi-dry: "The 2011 Semi Dry Riesling presents with a light golden hue and a nose of orange blossom, lavender and pear. A vibrant mouthfeel with flavors of apple, peach and mandarin oranges with a zesty fruit finish. Serve with light spicy foods or dessert." -
Dr. Konstantin Frank ignited the “Vinifera Revolution” a movement that forever changed the course of wine growing in the Finger Lakes and the United States. Dr. Frank’s vision, knowledge and determination are credited with elevating the New York wine industry from a state of happy mediocrity to a level that today commands world attention.
In 1962, merely a decade after arriving in America, Dr. Frank founded Vinifera Wine Cellars. The winery quickly earned a reputation for spectacular Rieslings and its original planting of vines formed the backbone of New York’s world-class wines and champagnes. Dr. Frank’s Wine Cellars is proud of its international winemaking team with each member bringing in their particular expertise. The talented group includes winemakers from California, Australia, France and Germany.
Queen Anne's Lace on the front ridge with the vineyard in the background... when I posted this picture on Facebook, a fan wrote me her family used to make wine from the flowers! Hmmmm!
Your friendly wine blogger,
Nancy, Owner/Managing Partner, Kinkead Ridge