Inspired by Dr. Garth Cahoon, a well-established viticulturist and an Ohio Wine Hall of Fame inductee, that his family farm in Warren County had the ideal soil and weather condition to grow grapes, Ken Schuchter (1931-2016) started Valley Vineyards in southwest region of Ohio in 1969. The vines and winery began to thrive under Ken's leadership.
Early on Ken was involved. He assisted in the formation of the Ohio Wine Producers Association and the Ohio Grape Industries Program. He served on the association’s Board of Directors for ten years and for twenty years he acted as a board member for the Ohio Grape Industries Program.
Over the years, Ken and Valley Vineyards have earned countless awards and recognition for the excellence of their wines.