Kinkead Ridge the
only southern Ohio winery listed in the newly published American
Wines by Jancis Robinson. We're ticked off! Nobody's doing
research. They just mention the same old same old Northern Ohio
wineries. Apparently a blurb was written about us by her midwest
contributor, but it was chopped!
Ridge featured on the cover of Edible Ohio Valley, one of our favorite
magazines. The feature story was written by Jay Erisman. Here is the
link to the on-line edition, see page 12 for the story.
Great write-up about Petit Verdot and Kinkead
Ridge Petit Verdot from Michigan blogger:
Ridge and Meranda-Nixon on national blog... long and
Ron and Mike are covering all the wine making states
alphabetically, and earlier posts are available at
featured in Cincinnati Magazine.
2008 Cabernet Franc rated "Spectacular"
featured on the cover of Our Ohio. This is the view of the back
barns from the back porch at the vineyard.
This speaks for
From a friend of the wine buyer for Whole Foods Columbus who
owns a restaurant in Colorado and imports wine from the
"My dear friend
Last week Janie and I were in Languedoc doing our blends. Every
year my producers put on a lunch for us and everyone brings a
wine to serve blind. So I brought over a bottle of the delicious
Cab Franc you sent me. Everyone guessed classified Bordeaux
including a British MW who was present. It was superb. Please
tell them the French love their wine!!!"
Kinkead Ridge featured in an illustrated wine reference
book distributed internationally, Opus Vino.
"There’s a wine
renaissance occurring in the Ohio River Valley, and two local
vineyards are helping to lead the way.
Harmony Hill and Kinkead Ridge Wineries were recently profiled
on America’s Heartland, a magazine-style, half-hour series
highlighting the U.S. agriculture world. The feature highlights
these local gems as being leaders in the renewed Ohio wine
Check out the segment to get a closer look at Harmony
Hill and Kinkead Ridge and their efforts to push the Ohio River
Valley wine region forward."
From Eric Asimov,
NY Times, The Pour blog about Riesling. "Kinkead Ridge, 40 miles
east of Cincinnati, produces a crisp, easily drinkable Riesling,
and has done so for several years. It’s not at the level of a
good German Riesling, but there are hints and suggestions of
those wines that makes the $12 or $13 price worth the search.
Production is small but the dedication and quality is high. It’s
wonderful to have a local wine in Ohio that is highly drinkable
Ridge wine rated "top value" and in the top three for quality
against two Napa, two Chinon, and Biltmore Cabernet Francs.
Southern Ohio Wineries Making a Comeback, featured on Benson
Marketing Group Wine News
Click here to download the pdf
Ridge written up in March/April issue of the WineBuzz.
2006 Cabernet Franc featured at the Nose to Tail dinner at
A quote from Loren
Sonkin on Mark Squire's bulletin board, regarding the
2008 Ohio/Michigan Wine Challenge:
"The final group was miscellaneous reds. The group’s favorites
mirrored mine for this flight. They were the 2006 Kinkead Ridge
Revelation Red, the 2006 River Village Syrah, the 2005 South
River Karma, and the 2006 Fenn Valley Cabernet Franc. All of
these are $15 or less. Mine, and the groups’ favorite came from
They are an Ohio Valley winery just east of Cincinnati and in my
opinion making the best red wines in Ohio.
I would easily spend the $15 on the Revelation or around $20 for
the Cabernet Sauvignon (which was not in the tasting)."
Finds: Kinkead Ridge Revelation, 2006. Medium garnet color and
bright aromas of raspberries, cherries and cranberries with
hints of pencil lead and cedar, light bodied and puckery with
juicy cocoa notes.
This wine reviewed as top Red Wine in the Michigan and Ohio Wine
Kinkead Ridge Revelation 2006 Bordeaux blend takes top prize in
the Meritage Red category in the first Ohio/Michigan wine clash.
60 wines were tasted in Columbus and Ann Arbor.
Wines and Vines Magazine
Jim Gordon, Editor's Letter, Thriving in a Slow Economy
Consider a second label
"Ron Barrett of Kinkead Ridge Vineyard and Estate Winery in
Ripley, Ohio, said he already watches his expenses closely.
"Most small wineries, in one way or another, are pretty good at
cost management. Nobody I know here has money to burn." One
tactic he hasn't needed to use, but believes could help in a
recession, is creating or extending a second label to move wine
more quickly. "If a winery was really faced with a tough
situation where inventory costs were getting out of control, a
second label could be useful," Barret said. He and partner Nancy
Bentley already bottle a second label, River Village Cellars,
which is priced at two-thirds the retail value of their $18-$20
estate grown Kinkead Ridge line. The lower-priced label is easy
to sell, he said, adding that if a winery uses a second label to
soak up lesser quality lots of wine, the main brand wines will
Click here to read the entire column.
News Democrat/Ripley Bee
Georgetown Wine Festival a Big Success; Wineries Team Up for
Nov. 29 Barrel Tasting. Click
October 2008 Review from
Sandra Silfven, Wine Writer Detroit Daily News
Kinkead Ridge Revelation Ohio River Valley
2006, $14.95: This blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, with help from
Caberent Franc and Petit Verdot, is indeed a "Revelation" of what this
little all-vinifera winery in Southern Ohio can grow. It's got body,
depth of flavors, good weight, good balance. Swirl the glass and
experience a wave of cassis, bell pepper, dark chocolate, tart
cranberry and ripe stone fruit, with smoke off the toasted barrels.
Three Kinkead Ridge wines reviewed by Gary Vaynerchuk, Wine
Library TV, internationally watched video blog
Kinkead Ridge Wines featured at the Refectory, Columbus "Slow
Kinkead Ridge featured in Our Ohio, "Ohio River Valley's Wine
Resurgence". Click here
Respect for Ohio
Wines grows: Kinkead Ridge Viognier/Roussanne bests Domaine du
Vieux Lazaret, Chateauneuf-du-Pape blanc in first ever Ohio Wine
Challenge. Click here.
Kinkead Ridge 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon rated #2 of the Top Ten
Exciting Wines, Atlantic Northeast Region, by Tom Stevenson,
British wine editor of the 2007 Wine Report Paperback and New
Sothebys Wine Encyclopedia
Ohio Harvest Update
"Kinkead Ridge Winery National Recognition"
for the story
Mark Fisher writes up Kinkead Ridge on the Dayton Daily News
wine blog. Click here
Kinkead Ridge advertisement, Ohio Magazine, Cincinnati Magazine
Kinkead Ridge featured in TheWineBuzz.
G.A. Benton reviews Kinkead Ridge in Columbus Alive.
by the River
the aisles of a few select wine stores, I realized time was
running out for some delicious Ohio wines.
wines? If you're thinking those three words sound strange
together (and who could blame you?) then get off your sudsy beer
haunches and check out Kinkead Ridge Vineyards.
Made in very
limited quantities (about 50 to 200 cases per wine), the current
stock of Kinkead is quickly dwindling, though it's still
possible to find bottles of these southern-Ohio-made winners.
If you're already
on to Kinkead, I'm encouraging you to increase your supply right
now. If the wines are new to you, here's a little background.
Brown County Press
Kinkead Ridge Releases Second Label River Village Cellars
The Wine Buzz, Volume 3, Number 3, p. 24
Kinkead Ridge mentioned by Chef-Owner Alana (Alanas,
"The encyclopedic wine list runs several pages, and is
probably best tackled under the tutelage of sommelier Kevin...
The dozen or so glass offerings include a Viognier/Roussanne
blend from Kinkead Ridge Winery in Ripley, Ohio."
Chef-Owner Julie Frances (Aioli, Cincinnati)
"While wines like Chateau de la Greffiere, Macon La Roche-Vineuse
find favor, local Kinkead Ridge wines are popular too. Their
rich, aromatic Viognier/Roussanne makes a delicious pairing with
the grilled whole Spanish bass with pancetta, winter squash
puree, fennel salad and tapenade."
Read Jens Rosencrantz (Cincinnati
Wine Garage) blog about helping with harvest. See
Stevenson's 2006 Wine Report.
Kinkead Ridge 2003
Viognier/Roussanne named one of the top 100 Exciting New Wine
in the World.
"Viognier/Roussanne 2003 Kinkead Ridge, Ohio
(Atlantic Northeast, US $15). Sandra Silfven, wine writer Detroit
Daily News: Crisp, flinty, bone-dry, palate-coating tropical
flavours. Starkly clean"
"In complete contrast to Domaine du Clovallon, this
has balls: 48 percent Roussanne balls, to be precise. Excellent
structure and acidity. Cutting-edge Atlantic Northeast -- I
really must pay a visit!"
This wine is
the review of Domaine du Clovallon that we are compared to:
"The best Viognier of the Midi -- ripe, unctuous
mouth-feel, without being cloying or confected. Rounded with
ripe apricot fruit and excellent varietal character."
(Rosemary George MW). Tom says: Yes it is, but to be sexist for
a moment, you have to be female or a bit of a girl's blouse to
like most Viogniers, particularly one as soft and highly
perfumed as this."
Dayton Daily News
Mark Fisher on the Ohio festival at the 2nd Street Market:
the better white wines offered came from Kinkead Ridge, a
vineyard and estate winery near Ripley, east of Cincinnati. The
2004 Revelation ($12.95), 70 percent sauvignon blanc with
semillon and other grapes also in the blend, was dry and steely,
with no oak -- a New Zealand-like style that was a refreshing
departure from some of the heavily oaked chardonnays offered by
some of the other wineries. And it's not a blend that will be
duplicated any time soon, because the sauvignon blanc grapevines
are not faring so well and are on their way out, Kinkead Ridge
winemaker Ron Barrett said. The 2004 Riesling ($10.95) also was
a touch drier than its counterparts. The quality of Kinkead
Ridge's whites made me curious about its reds, but alas, the
winery had sold out of their 2002s, with the 2003s (cabernet
franc, cabernet sauvignon and syrah) scheduled for release in
Kinkead Ridge mentioned on Fox 19 at the Spirits of Madeira wine
2002 Revelation, rated 91 by Andrew Jones, international wine writer. Click here
for his review.
"A pencil saves the day"; Sandra Silfven, Detroit
Daily News. Click here.
Rebecca Goodman's "Sips", Cincinnati Enquirer
Brown County Press
Brown County Press
Kinkead Ridge featured
in Ohio Magazine, the Wine issue
AP photographer Tom Uhrman (www.tomuphoto.com)
took photos for the Ohio Magazine August issue.
May 28 2004
Grand Wine Dinners, click here
for the menus; Coach and Four at the Edgecliff chooses 2001
Kinkead Ridge Revelation
Ron's Top Ten List of
Viticultural Mistakes published in the Cincinnati Ohio Mensa
Sandra Silfven, Detroit News:
tips to keep in mind when visiting Ohio wineries."
International wine writer
Andrew Jones reviews Kinkead reds. For the text of the article
Wines and Vines
Letter to the Editor
featured on Wine on the Web
Wine Broadcaster and Writer, Andrew Jones
March of 2001, 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.
to read the text of the Radio Postcard.
were very honored to be interviewed on site by Andrew Jones during his recent mid-West radio and television tour. Mr. Jones also attended the Cincinnati Wine Festival. Ron explained our viticulture and winery goals and
relayed some of the history of the area.
Mr. Jones' biography:
"Wine writer and broadcaster, Andrew Jones, aka The Flying Wine Man, flies some
100,000 miles a year to make radio and TV programs and to discover the finest values
from the vineyards and wineries of the world. Andrew travels to wineries all over the world to broadcast live by phone to 25 UK stations nationwide. He is also the wine voice of leading BBC and independent stations in England, Scotland and Wales.
Over the past 6 years
Mr. Jones has had 4 books published, specializing in the history, romance and characters from the world of wine and drink. His first book, a handsome volume called The Stories Behind the Labels, was short-listed for the Prix
Lanson. Other books include the extremely popular Wine Talk, which was followed by Whisky Talk and The Aperitif Companion."
international press! Two Kinkead Ridge wines are featured in the
recently published "1000 Great Everyday Wines from the World’s
Best Wineries" (DK Publishing, 337 pp.; $25). Former Wine
Spectator editor Jim Gordon and his team of writers/tasters
identify a range of good and affordable wines (which he equates
with “the price of an entrée at a good restaurant”) from around
the world with character that reflects their origin. France gets
the most ink, followed by Italy, Spain, Germany, California and
other wine-producing regions. “The rest of the U.S.,” which is
everywhere but the West Coast, gets a mere two pages. Ohio
merits a mention of Kinkead Ridge Winery for its Cabernet Franc
and Viognier-Roussanne, long lauded by an enthusiastic fan base
for their high quality. Interspersed among the recommended wines
are charts on how to read labels, profiles of grape varieties,
tips on doing a home tasting, and many other useful tidbits for
the wine enthusiast.July, 2009 Kinkead Ridge in CityBeat
"...the quality of the wine. Carried by
many local Cincinnati restaurants, from Lavomatic to Iron Horse
Inn, Kinkead has an excellent local and increasingly national
reputation. Its 2005 Syrah was rated one of the Most Exciting
and Unusual Finds by Wine Report 2009, and Tom Stevenson,
British editor of the New Sothebys Wine Encyclopedia, has
written that Kinkead “shows what promise there is in Ohio.”
wines have convinced the noses and palates of oenophiles
worldwde to take notice of the small estate winery in Ripley,
Ohio. Theirs are not merely wines that are "good enough," but
exciting and complex vintages that stand up to pricier
Europeans. I count the 2005 cabernet franc and 2006 viognier
roussanne among my favorites. Though the winery is sold out of
those vintages, you might get lucky at your favorite wine
Ron Barrett's input on hybrid barrels published in Vineyard and
Kinkead Ridge written up in Trip
Magazine: Song of the Vine.
November 28, 2008
Ridge written up in the Wall Street Journal Wine Column!
Nov. 28, the Ohio River Valley the first entry (that is a photo of our
Syrah, and Harmony Hill's logo), featured along with Walla
Walla, Napa, Rutherford, and the Finger Lakes!
Winery opening Saturdays Nov.
29 (Annual Barrel Tasting), Dec. 6 and Dec. 13. These are the last
chances to visit the winery until Memorial Day Weekend 2009.
November Cincinnati Magazine features the Annual Barrel Tasting
in the Top 7 things to do in November!
"WINE OHIO" Readers of this magazine know all about our region's
world class grape soil. For the Ohio River Valley Annual Barrel
Tasting Tour, five top Southern Ohio wineries offer samples of
unreleased vintages. Can you say road trip?
Wine Blogger Michelle (My
Wine Education) attends the Wine Bloggers
Conference in California. And she is bringing Kinkead Ridge
wines. Why is she bringing so much Kinkead Ridge wine? "Wine
bloggers requested it, so I'm bringing it!"
Kinkead Ridge featured in
January Cincinnati Magazine, the Wine Issue.
Photos by John Johnston,
www.johnstonphotos.org. Click here.
Kinkead Ridge mentioned twice in Vineyard and Winery Management
national trade magazine
Kinkead Ridge featured in the
Realizing the Fruits of Their Labors.
Available on line at
January password is WINE or
December 2007, Vineyard & Winery
November 2007 First Annual Barrel
Tasting, News Democrat
2006 Viognier/Roussanne just rated "Notable Wines
of 2007" in the November/December Wine Buzz. "The Ohio
River Valley used to be the largest producer of wine in the
United States. All kinds of things converged to bring about its
downfall, and until just a few years ago very little was
happening on this stretch of the river. Kinkead Ridge, owned by
transplanted Oregonians, started a revival that shows real
promise. The Rhone-style white blend has all the rich, ripe
honeyed notes you'd expect, with an undercurrent of minerals and
a crisp, dry finish.
Kinkead Ridge featured in the
Realizing the Fruits of Their Labors.
Kinkead Ridge featured in Akron Wine Blog, Nick Anthony.
Wines and Vines Magazine
"Vive La Vinifera" Two Ohio wineries gain acclaim from special
Serendipity Wine Shop blog
Mark Fisher, Dayton Daily News Wine Blog
on Kinkead Ridge: Click here...These
are NOT Your Grandma's Ohio Wines!
Kinkead Ridge featured in Heartland
Boating "Water and Wine Mix in Ohio".
Jon Christensen, Columbus Dispatch wine review, July 2007.
southern Rhone-style white blend made from two-thirds viognier
and one-third roussanne, the newest release from the Ohio River
Valley shames countless more-expensive wines that seek what this
one achieves: floral, honeysuckle scents married to a complex
minerality with excellent acid balance and restrained alcohol.
It will keep improving, so buy enough to sit on a few bottles. "
Kinkead Ridge quoted in National Magazine "Wines and Vines", a
story about back labels and their effectiveness. Click
read the article.
Kinkead Ridge featured in
the May/June Wine Buzz.
featured in "C" magazine (What to Wear, Where to Go, Where to Be in
Columbus). 2007 Valchemy Chef Richard Rosendale paired Kinkead Ridge
2004 Cabernet Franc with Braised Oxtails with Boursin Polenta. See
www.rosendales.com for more
information about Chef Rosendale and his upcoming restaurant.
Brown County Press/Clermont Sun
Kinkead Ridge wins Gold in New York competition. Click
Kinkead Ridge featured in Taste
Cincinnati magazine, article by Jens Rosencrantz, see page 50
Thompson on 2004 Kinkead Ridge Cab Franc on the Lenndevours Wine
Blog. Click here.
Lenn Thompson on Kinkead Ridge Cabernet Franc
Lenn Thompson writes
about New York wines for Dan's Papers,
Long Island Press, Long Island Wine Gazette, Edible East End
and Hamptons.com. Two words describe his taste in wine — balance
and nuance. Lenn prefers food-friendly, elegant wines
to jammy, over-extracted fruit bombs and heavy-handed oak.
When reviewing, Lenn tastes each wine three times — alone
right after opening, with food, and again the next day —
believing that 90-second reviews are unrealistic and not how
the average person enjoys wine.
(Ohio River Valley)
As someone who
was born and raised in western Pennsylvania, four things come to
mind when I think about neighboring Ohio – bad drivers, Sea
World, Cedar Point amusement park and the much-hated Cleveland
Browns. I wouldn't go so far as to say that I was raised to
loathe our neighbors to the west, but they definitely weren't
looked upon fondly.
Now, after tasting the wines of Kinkead Ridge, An Estate Winery,
there is at least one thing I can say that I love about the
Located just outside of Ripley, Ohio, Kinkead Ridge Winery grows
only vinifera grapes in their vineyard, including Syrah,
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Riesling, Viognier,
Roussanne and Sauvignon Blanc. The vineyard lies on ridges
rising more than 400 feet above the nearby Ohio River and the
soil is 30 inches deep to broken limestone, rich in clay and
well drained. This drainage is ideally suited to growing fine
wines, though winter can be cold enough to damage less hardy
Cabernet Franc is one of my favorite varieties, and if you love
the red wines of the Loire Valley, I can't recommend Kinkead
Ridge's 2004 Cabernet Franc enough.
A deep violet-crimson in the glass, black cherry dominates the
nose with more subtle aromas of dusty cocoa, black pepper and
violets. This is an extremely full flavored wine, with black
raspberry, cherry, black pepper, and dark chocolate flavors
mingling on a rich, balanced palate. Well-integrated, smooth
tannins and just a little lick of acidity make this a wine of
unusual character and balance.
Best of all, at $17 per bottle, it's an excellent value.
December 12, 2006 by Lenn
Polly Campbell reviews Bistro Joe, New Richmond. Click here
Wine Finds Reviews of 2004 Syrah and Cabernet Franc
Syrah: "Peppery nose with
a touch of earth, cedar and vanilla; smooth black cherry flavors
with a hint of cocoa and cloves. Restrained European
Cabernet Franc, aroma of dark fruit with hints of bell pepper
and clove; full of bright cherry flavors tempered by substantial
tannins and good acidity."
Ann Boucher, Columbus, on Kinkead Ridge, click here
County Press, News Democrat and Ripley Bee
"Kinkead Ridge wine wins Silver Medal in New York"
Enquirer: Ohio Vineyards in Bunches. Click here
to read the article.
2003 Kinkead Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon "RECOMMENDED".
Christensen (Columbus Dispatch) reviews our Viognier/Roussanne
2004 Kinkead Ridge (Ohio River Valley) Viognier-Roussanne
"This remarkable achievement deserves to be compared to the
priciest dry whites from France's Rhone Valley. Its rich hints
of apricot and other stone fruits, minerally crisp finish,
food-accompanying versatility and restrained alcohol put this
southern Ohio gem ahead of just about anything close to its
Horse Inn recommends Kinkead Ridge Viognier/Roussanne with Sea
Bass entree in CinWeekly. Click here.
Wine writer Mark Fisher, Dayton Daily News, reviews Kinkead
Ridge Syrah. Click here
for his wine blog. Click here
for the full text of the article.
Ridge Vineyard and Estate Winery one of two wineries mentioned
in the just-released Compass American Guide, Fodor's Ohio, First
edition. This guide has "spectacular photography, evocative
prose, and detailed four-color maps, plus tips and practical
information to help you make the most of your trip." See www.fodors.com.
Available at fine book stores and www.amazon.com.
14, 2005 Kinkead Ridge in the Sunday Cincinnati Enquirer
"Sniffing out area wines".
10, 2005. Kinkead Ridge in the Columbus Dispatch. Recipes from
the Burgundy Room. "Worthy accompaniment... Perfect
Pairings". Pan-seared Lake Erie Walleye with Carrot Beurre
Blanc and Kinkead Ridge 2004 Viognier/Roussanne.
Why it worked: "The wine has a nice balance of fruit and
acid, with subtle tones of orange blossoms and honeysuckle and
minerally finish. A good food wine, it is light enough that it
doesn't overpower the fish."
Jones, international wine writer, reviews 2003 Viognier /
Roussanne. Click here.
2004 Cincinnati Magazine
Click here to read the
Brown County Press
Farm World, article by Doug Graves
Channel 9 takes video at Kinkead Ridge for a program on July 11
about A Taste of Cincinnati. Click here
for the story.
releases first vinifera. Kinkead Ridge, An Estate Winery, Ripley, Ohio, released its
2001 Syrah, 2001 Cabernet franc and 2001 Revelation, a Bordeaux-style blend of
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet franc and Petit Verdot. Owners Ron Barrett and
Nancy Bentley previously owned Chehalem Valley Vineyards in Yamhill,
February 3, 2001
"Red grapes ripe with promise for Ohio
VERY BEST of 2001
Cincinnati Enquirer, Chuck Martin's Food Stuff
Kinkead Ridge listed along with Jean Robert de Cavel, White truffle oil, Chef's
Dinner Club, Cincinnati Chili Pepper Club, Chocolate Baklava, among others!
July 9, 2003
Cincinnati Enquirer, Chuck Martin
to read the story
June 2003 / Ohio Magazine
Kinkead Ridge Cabernet
Franc featured at Daveeds for Ohio Wine Month Grand Dinners
July 3, 2003 / News
Best of Ohio
you prefer a glass of wine, try the Kinkead Ridge Vineyard and Winery. The
vineyard has been around for a couple of years; the winery just opened in
November. But in January, because of the season and the nature of the business,
wine stocks may be in short supply, warns Ron Barrett, so call ahead to see if
the Saturday wine tastings are scheduled.
the season, 'Ripley's the cutest town along the river, as far as I'm
concerned,' says Barrett's wife, Nancy Bentley. She's lived in New York
City and most recently in Oregon with her husband, and she loves the
small-town atmosphere in Ripley. 'The traffic's light, and when you go
into the post office, you're the only one in there,' Bentley observes.
'And during the season, you can go to a farmer's market and buy silver
queen corn right off the truck by the river. That's fun.'"
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
2004 Kinkead Ridge Cabenet Franc, #7 on the Top 10 List of Greatest Quality
Wines from the Atlantic Northeast
David Rose blog posting "Great red wine from Ohio? I found one!":
"The 2005 Kinkead Ridge Cabernet Franc is outstanding! I actually did a
blind tasting and had no idea what I was about to discover. The nose was
brimming with juicy black berry/cherry and floral accents, finishing with a
sweet touch of smoky oak. Then I tasted it... WOW! Top quality! I love the
rich smokiness, delicious fruit, and the right amount of spice".
Click here to read the post.
Cincinnati Enquirer urges readers to vote for
Kinkead Ridge's video, a finalist in the Wine Spectator video contest, click
Ridge is listed in the short "well-known wineries" section in the Ohio
section of Kevin Zraly's 2008 Wines of America.
Kinkead Ridge wines featured on the Dish TV show, with Chef Jean-Robert de
Kinkead Ridge on page 71, "Take Flight"... "the southern Ohio
counties of Clermont, Brown, Highland, Adams and Scioto."
Ridge 2004 Viognier Roussanne reviewed in the Cleveland-based publication
TheWineBuzz, under Wine Finds.
Kinkead Ridge one of the wineries featured in "Ohio Wine
Country Excursions" by Patricia Latimer. Just
published. Patricia will be at Joseph Beth booksellers,
Cincinnati November 16 signing books. 7:00 p.m.
Kinkead Ridge Wines featured at
three Grand Ohio Wine Dinners, June 2005
2002 Kinkead Ridge Revelation (Cabernet blend) with Char-Grilled
Filet of Beef wrapped with peppered bacon, served with a wine-infused
demi-glace, morel mushrooms, broiled asparagus and mashed new potatos
with garlic, parsley and chives.
2004 Kinkead Ridge Riesling served with Roasted garlic mousse and
Kentucky spoonfish caviar, quail egg, potato nest and Amish Colby flan
2004 Kinkead Ridge Revelation (Sauvignon Blanc blend) served with
Roasted salmon medallion, heirloom popcorn relish and chive cream
German Village, Columbus
2004 Kinkead Ridge Revelation (Sauvignon Blanc blend served with
Pistachio Crusted Lake Erie Walleye, mushroom fricassee, sauteed
spinach, saffron beurre blanc.
Wine Report 2005
by Tom Stevenson
Stevenson has been writing about wine for nearly thirty years
and is the author of more than 20 books. He's been nominated on
three occasions as Wine Writer of the Year and received the
coveted Wine Literary Award, America's lifetime achievement
award for wine writing.
Review by Executive Oenophile
Member Ed Hatfield.
Click here to read the text.
(Winery comment: there is a
2002 Revelation in the barrel, so 2002 wasn't a total loss)
for the article on Ripley
photo of Kinkead Ridge Vineyard in Feb. 2002 was used as the cover shot.
Kinkead Ridge recognized under
"New and Noteworthy" on Robin Garr's www.wineloverspage.com/winelinks,
a great web site for wine lovers.
of Ohio, January 2002
Jenny gets it! "It might sound like a dream
job, but being a winemaker is hard work. I learned this during one insanely hot
day spent at Kinkead Ridge Winery in Ripley last June...Ron Barrett... had been
tending the vines since sunrise. When I spotted him - drenched in sweat, covered
from head-to-toe in dirt and crouched on all fours between the rows of grapes -
he looked more like an overworked migrant worker than a wine aficionado. Any
romantic notions I had associated with the job were instantly quelled. But for
people like Barrett and Bentley... making wine is a labor of love..."
The Toledo Blade
"Trading tobacco for grapes may aid farmers."
Wine Business Monthly
Letter to the Editor
Magazine Trade Show Booth
Ridge featured on the cover of
Ohio Magazine, August 2001
Ridge featured on the cover and lead story of
Magazine, August, an issue devoted to Ohio Wine. Click
for excerpts from the article.
Ridge featured in the Cincinnati Enquirer,
The text is available on the Cincinnati Enquirer
home page. Search the Archives for Kinkead Ridge. The article appeared in Tempo on October 24.
Alternatively, click here
for the text of the article.