What's New, July 2004 / click any picture to enlarge it
Cincinnati, Dayton, and other national and world-wide wine
SOLD OUT 2003 Kinkead Ridge Sauvignon
We can ship within the state of Ohio to your friends and family. Visiting Ripley, a charming river town, is also a fun way to spend a few hours with guests. See http://www.ripleyohio.net/ for more about the village of Ripley.
Group tasting is available by advance appointment (10 or more), and retail sales are available by advance appointment. We do not have a permit to open on Sunday. Please call (937) 392-6077 for winery hours, or check this web site.
In 2001, Andrew Jones, internationally known wine broadcaster and author taped an interview with Ron at the vineyard for his Radio Postcards. We were excited to be featured on Wine on the Web in very important company, including King Estate, Oregon, Chateau Phelan-Segur, Bordeaux, DeLoach Vineyards, Russian River Valley California, Frogs Leap, Napa Valley California, and Frescobaldi Nippozanno, Italy. Click here to read the text of the Radio Postcard.
What's Old! From the Ripley Bee, Oct. 22, 1859
"The vineyards on the Ohio are mostly young, and several bear this year for the first time. There are upwards of .... 145 acres not bearing in Brown county, O. ... In some sections the average per acre is 400 gallons, but these are the old vineyards. ... Mr. Reynolds of Ripley, has studied out a preparation which he puts into the wine as it runs from the press, and prevents fermentation entirely. He then proceeds to clarify it, and free the wine of all the sediment. Mr. R. says it will keep, retaining all the rich taste of the grape, even if exposed to the air... Mr. Winters, of Dover, and Mr. Cramer, of Levanna are making the celebrated French brandy. These two gentlemen have upwards of one hundred acres in vineyards."
"The Ripley Bee" from February 1859, which describes the vintage of 1858. Total # of acres planted in this area: 1631. Total # of gallons produced: 18,199. At an average price of one dollar per gallon!