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July 2014

We found two bottles of gold medal 2011 Cabernet Franc! Suzanne from Georgetown takes the last one home for her wine-loving brother!


Best 4th of July ever! Mary came to visit with her two parrots. How fun!


Kinkead Ridge Wine Tasting at Country Fresh, Beechmont Avenue, Cincinnati, July 11, 4-7.

Excellent winegrower dinner at The Wine Gallery in Dayton... 74 people enjoyed a 6 course meal paired with Kinkead Ridge wines, including a 2008 Petit Verdot, and a Kinkead Ridge trivia game with prizes! Thanks to Brian and the staff.



Chef Julie Frances (Nectar) brought our 2011 Cab Franc to the James Beard dinner, CincyinNY. Other chefs included Jean Robert, Jose Salazar and others. We have had reports that our wine was the best wine served that evening! So I ask those of you who dine at these Cincinnati restaurants to ask for Kinkead Ridge wine! The 2013 white wines are awesome. See this link for the story: 

Ron and Nancy honored as "Master of Wine" at the Easter Seals reception at the Huntington Club at OSU Stadium.

Kinkead Ridge nominated by Les Amis d'Escoffier to the Cincinnati Culinary Hall of Fame, event on September 9.

Kinkead Ridge featured in Opus Vino, the internationally published Wine Reference book, and in 1000 Great Everyday Wines from the World's Best Wineries.




Recent review from cellartracker.com

90 points. Remarkably complex nose of earth, leather, bacon and smoke. Medium+ finish. Firm tannin. Twice blind tasted at separate tastings and twice completely stymied all tasters - most frequently confused for an old world Bordeaux or CDP. No way you'd guess this is an Ohio wine.

 Kinkead Ridge will be hosting a wine dinner at The Wine Gallery in Dayton on June 21, 2014. EIGHT Kinkead wines, including the 2011 Petit Verdot. Call Brian at the wine gallery for reservations.

Kinkead Ridge will be open Saturdays this year from May 31 through December 13, in addition to the white wine release Memorial Day weekend and the red wine release Labor Day weekend.

Kinkead Ridge has been selected by Les Amis D'Escoffier Society of Cincinnati for induction into the Cincinnati Culinary Hall of Fame. The induction will be held at Hilton Netherland Plaza on Sept. 9 2014.

March 2014 Kinkead Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon wins Silver Medal at Finger Lakes Wine Competition.


Kinkead Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon wins Silver Medal and 89 points (highly recommended) at the Bordeaux World Wine Competition run by the Beverage Tasting Institute in Chicago. Tasting notes... "Garnet violet color. Pleasant aromas and flavors of floral black raspberry preserves, chocolate nuts, and peppery spice with a dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, green apple and mineral accented finish. A very nice sipper with fine structure for the table too." Drink now-3 years. All the other 89 point wines appear to be from California, and all but one (at $19.99, and a 2012) were more expensive than ours. All results will be posted on tastings.com on March 3.


Kinkead Ridge 2011 Cabernet Franc wins a GOLD MEDAL and Kinkead Ridge 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon wins a SILVER (other silver medalists included E&G Gallo... some silvers were not estate grown but made with California fruit, all were 2009 or 2010 vintages... if we entered this wine next year with a year of bottle age, it's probably a gold) at the 2013 American Wine Society Commercial Competition. The Cabernet Sauvignon was also awarded an Award of Merit at the Invitational Jefferson Cup. 

Accolades for the 2011 Cabernet Franc from Adam Fleischer, The Wine Spot, Cleveland Ohio

"The 2011 Cabernet Franc was poured alongside wines from Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne and California cult wines such as Sine Quo Non and Cayuse at the graduation night of W2U 2013, the Walla Walla University. Winemakers from Walla Walla and attendees from around the country from places like the Ritz Carlton Naples, Bouchon, Disneyworld and others were talking about this great wine from Southern Ohio!"

"Why go for those long distance relationships when you can find love in your own back yard." 

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We are often asked about food and wine pairings. Try Natalie's food and wine matcher!