Sunday, May 20, 2012

Memorial Day shindigs

If  you're casting about for things to check out over the upcoming long weekend, a couple of the local wineries we've featured here before are having events. Both of these are about an hour's drive (and a very pretty one at that) east of Cincinnati.

Kinkead Ridge Vineyard & Winery will be having their traditional Memorial Day release of their 2011 white wines. They're going to be releasing:
  • 2011 Kinkead Ridge Viognier/Roussanne. $15.99
  • 2011 Kinkead Ridge White Revelation. $13.99
  • 2011 Kinkead Ridge Riesling. $11.99
  • 2011 River Village Cellars Traminette. Residual sugar 1.9% Production. $9.99.
The winery will be open for tasting on May 26 & 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day They will also be showing these whites on June 7 at the Cincinnati Art Museum's "A Taste of Duveneck." Kinkead Ridge is located in Ripley, OH.

La Vigna Estate Winery will be having their 2nd Annual La Vigna Food and Wine Festival on May 26 & 28 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. They're releasing their 2011 Proprietary White, made from 100% Petit Manseng.

The festival will feature Fireside Pizza made to order, complimentary goat cheeses from JZN Goat Farm, vegetables and herbs for purchase from Organic Farm at Bear Creek in Clermont County, and live music from "Rockin'" George LaVigne.  La Vigna is about a mile north of Higginsport, OH.

Previous Naked Vine coverage of these wineries can be found here and here.

1 comment:

LaVigna said...

In addition to our above list of activities, we are excited to team up with Baker-Bird Winery in Augusta, Kentucky to provide trolley rides from winery to winery across the Ohio River via the Augusta Ferry. Baker-Bird Winery is the oldest estate winery in America. Built in "America's Rhineland" it produced premium wines starting in the mid 1800's. Special thanks to the city of Augusta for providing their trolley to facilitate a rare opportunity to explore this Ohio River Valley Historic Winery designated on the National Historical Registry.