The Kinkead Ridge Estate Winery in Ripley, Ohio is usually open Saturday during summer from Noon – 5pm. Call first.
- Location: (Map It) 904 Hamburg Street in Ripley, Ohio
- Phone: 937-392-6077
- Web: http://www.kinkeadridge.com/
The mission of Kinkead Ridge Estate Winery Ripley, Ohio is to produce ultra-premium estate-bottled wine in Southern Ohio (Ohio River Valley appellation), exclusively vinifera, with great attention and care paid to cultural practices and classic winemaking techniques. The primary grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Viognier, Riesling. Roussanne and Sauvignon Blanc. Prior to planting their all-vinifera vineyard on a ridge-top in Ripley in 1999, the partners formerly owned a 40-acre Pinot Noir vineyard in Oregon. The site has world-class potential, with its deep unglaciated limestone soil, southeast aspect, and drainage to the Ohio River. All of their wines are made from grapes from their vineyard. They are available in restaurants and fine wine stores throughout Ohio. In general, the winery opens to the public on Memorial Day, Labor Day, the Saturday after Thanksgiving (Annual Barrel Tasting) and the first two Saturdays before Christmas. In a productive year, the winery is also open on summer Saturdays. Please check the website for hours before you visit. The annual vineyard tour is Labor Day Weekend. Two Kinkead Ridge wines have been rated in the Top 100 Exciting Wine Finds in the World by Tom Stevenson, British editor of the New Sothebys Wine Encyclopedia.