November 4th, 2009

Kinkead Ridge Finishes Top 5 in Ohio vs. Michigan Wine Clash

The 2007 Kinkead Ridge Cabernet Franc finished 3rd in the 2009 Ohio vs. Michigan Wine Clash, the only Ohio wine to finish in the top 5.


The 2nd annual Wine Clash pitted 11 of Ohio’s best wines against 11 of Michigan’s best wines.  Panels of wine lovers, writers and professionals judged the wines in Ann Arbor and Columbus to determine the winners.

Kinkead Ridge’s strong placing was especially impressive given it was the only Ohio wine to finish in the top 5.  The complete top 5 list includes:

Other Cincinnati area wines included in the competition and considered among the best wines in Ohio and Michigan were the 2007 Kinkead Ridge Riesling which tied for 11th place with the 2008 Meranda-Nixon Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve.

To see the complete list of wines and results or learn more about the competition please visit the Ohio vs. Michigan Wine Clash website.

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  • The amazing thing about our top 5 finish is the retail pricing. Our Cab Franc is $17.95. The other top 4 finishers were priced respectively at $60, $45, $40 and $35. Our Riesling at $11.95 tied with Meranda-Nixon’s estate reserve priced at $35.

  • Great point, Nancy…very impressive! Where can folks pick up a bottle of the Kinkead Ridge Cab Franc in the Cincinnati area?

  • Kinkead Ridge wines are available around Cincinnati, but you would need to call to confirm availability. The complete list is at This wine is now in critical supply at the winery, so it won’t be available long. It also just won a silver medal at the American Wine Society competition held in October, when it was very very young, only released last September. Only 216 cases produced.