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The Ohio River Valley
Ninth Annual Barrel Tasting Tour

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Harmony Hill Barrel Cave Kinkead Ridge Winery Meranda-Nixon Tasting Room

Three wineries in southern Ohio and one in Augusta Kentucky (a short ferry ride away) have joined together for the Ninth Annual Barrel Tasting, Saturday November 29. Meet the winemakers and sample future vintages at Kinkead Ridge, Harmony Hill, Meranda-Nixon and Baker Bird in Augusta KY.

This is a classic event in wine making regions for family and friends to gather together to taste existing and future vintages. 

Locally produced wine is a great holiday gift.

Hours vary, see below for details.

Currently released wines will also be available at the tasting counters for those interested in purchasing that special holiday gift. 

What to expect at a barrel tasting.
This is a California video. Please note, I don't believe any of us sell "futures" as described here.



Cincinnati Magazine featured this event in the Top Picks for November 2008! "Readers know all about our region's world class grape soil. For the Ohio River Valley Annual Barrel Tasting Tour,  wineries offer samples of unreleased vintages. Can you say road trip?"



Annual Barrel Tasting and Holiday Shopping

Wine Country So Close... You Can Taste it!

Kinkead Ridge, An Estate Winery
904 Hamburg Street
Ripley, OH 45167

(937) 392-6077

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wine is a great holiday gift! Complimentary gift cards!

Tasting fees vary depending on  whether you taste in a crystal logo souvenir glass you get to keep or a recyclable plastic glass.

Overflow parking at the large white building across the street.

Free yummy chocolate bar with case purchase while they last. Vineyard earrings and Christmas decorations for sale.

We will be tasting white Revelation, Viognier/Roussanne, Riesling, Traminette, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and three samples from the barrels.

First time visitors, please note: The winery is not located at the vineyard, which is three miles away. It is located in a small residential area, east of downtown Ripley, 3 blocks behind McDonalds. There will be signage on the nearby corners to direct you.

Also open 11-5 Saturdays, December 6, 13 and 20 then closing for the season.

Harmony Hill Vineyards
2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road
Bethel, OH 45106

(513) 734-3548

Noon to 6 p.m.

Barrel sampling three 2013/2014 wines in the cave in glass (no plastic option) for $5.00.

We are also serving three dessert wines for $5.00. 

We will have live soft jazz all day, and a great selection of wine-lover Christmas gifts.

Tasting Counter Releases: ($.50/taste)
2013 Ovation, Concerto, Woodwind, Aria, 2012 Rubato and 2011 Refrain

New Bottled Releases: 2012 Cabernet Franc, 2013 Bluegrass Bourbon Barrel Reserve

Christmas Dessert Wines:
2014 Rhythm & Blues (blueberry)
2014 Berry Suite (blackberry)
2014 Dawnsong (peach)

Ask about Harmony Hill Gift Certificates.

Also open December 6 and 13 from noon to 4, then closing until May 2.

Please do not speed. There is a 25mph zone in Bethel that is strictly enforced.

Meranda-Nixon Winery
6517 Laycock Road
Ripley OH 45167

(937) 392-4654

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Four wines in a souvenir tasting glass for $12.00 and including hors d'oeuvres.

Baker Bird Winery
4465 Augusta Chatham Rd, Augusta, KY 41002
(606) 756-3739

The oldest winery in America with its original land. Ferry across the Ohio River 10 miles west of Ripley.

We will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 29 . We also have wine tours.

Taste Cab Franc out of the barrel.

Five wines to taste for $5 dollars. Cheese plates will be available to purchase. Free live music.