Situated on a scenic country road in Ripley, about 52 miles southwest of Cincinnati, the winery was established by Seth Meranda with his late wife Tina in 2003 on land purchased by Seth’s great grandfather which had produced tobacco and grain for decades. A graduate of Ohio State’s College of Agriculture and anticipating the regional decline of the tobacco industry, Seth quickly learned the art and science of wine making and grape growing.
A risk that has proven to be successful, the location is known for its sweet and dry wines produced from estate and sourced grapes and has won a number of awards including Double Gold Best of Show in the 2016 Ohio Wine Competition. Today, the 11 acre vineyard produces a number of regional varieties such as Traminette, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Norton, and Catawba. Seth’s wife Maura, who is often seen in the wine tasting room charming patrons, handles the customer service and business end of the wine business and their four children assist with the operations.
Ohio River AVA, Ripley