Wineries to celebrate Memorial Day weekend

Four southern Ohio wineries will be open on May 28 and May 30 to celebrate Memorial Day weekend in the Ohio River Valley.

Kinkead Ridge, Ripley ( will be re-opening for the season to release four 2010 white wines, Viognier/Roussanne, Riesling, white Revelation and Traminette.

A limited amount of the Gold Medal Cabernet Sauvignon will be available. Meranda-Nixon, Ripley ( will be open for their steak and salmon dinner service on Saturday (reservations suggested) with additional wine tasting hours on Saturday and Monday. Harmony Hill, Bethel ( will have tasting of their new vintages and live music on both days.

Bring your own picnic and enjoy a charming outdoor venue. LaVigna Estate, Higginsport ( will be tasting their new Carnevale Cabernet Franc and a late harvest Petit Manseng, with brick oven pizza available from the Fireside Pizza Wagon.

See or for information about each winery’s hours. Southern Ohio is now an agritourism destination for these local estate wineries, and we expect guests from around the state, including Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.