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“An Evening To Remember...”

Meranda-Nixon Winery
Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Ripley
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Portsmouth, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
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“An Evening To Remember...”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

My husband and I spent our 30th wedding anniversary enjoying dinner outside overlooking the Meranda-Nixon vineyard. Opened in the spring of 2007, this family owned business is very special. Seth & Tina Nixon Meranda have a winery with international award winning wine and a unique way to have dinner. Open on Friday & Saturday (make reservations--8 people were very dissapointed the night we had dinner because of a full house..937-392-4654) guest have the opportunity to grill your own steak or salmon. (assisted by the older son, Preston) ..while there is always a large selection of sides and family recipe desserts.
This is one of the most relaxing way to enjoy dinner looking at the vineyard, a few horses as they pass by or partake in a very educational tour of the vineyard by Auston...(the youngest son).
We try to go twice in the summer and once in the fall as the leaves are just turning and you can still enjoy dinner outside in the crisp air...This is a wonderful play for just a couple of 20 of your closest friends..they'res pleanty of room...

Visited August 2012
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cincinnati, ohio
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“Purveyor of Fine Ohio River Valley Wine”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

Along the Ohio River valley are many small estate wineries who produce 500 to several thousand gallons of wine each year, a legacy of Nicholas Longworth who established American vinoculture on the hillsides of Mt. Adams in Cincinnati in the early 19th century. Today, these small estate wineries flouish in a region scientifically proven to be of the same soil composition and climate as the finest grape producing regions of France. Meranda-Nixon(www.meranda-nixonwinery.com) is one of these fine estate wineries.
Located just off Route 68 between Ripley and Georgetown, Ohio, M-A produces Chardonney, Traminette, and other French varietals. It was their '08 Traminette and their '11 Catawba that we found most pleasing but its your taste that you must satisfy. Catawba, being naturally occurring in this region, seems to be successful about anywhere it's grown hereabouts, one of the reasons Longworth selected it when his French varietals failed.
From a low of $8.00 for a bottle of Traminette to a high of $22.00 for a Cabernet Sauvignon, the bulk of the wines range between 8 and 12 dollars per bottle.
Like many Ohio wineries, they also offer dining on the weekends where steak and salmon are paired with their wines for an evening's enjoyment.
M-A sits in the center of one of the most historical areas of Southern Ohio - the John Rankin House and John Parker House in Ripley, U.S. Grant's Birthplace at Point Pleasant, his Boyhood Home and Schoolhouse in Georgetown are only minutes away. It was a day trip that brought us to M-A and the other wineries in the area.
Most of these wineries are open on a limited basis, usually weekend days and short hours, so check their website to prevent being disappointed.

Visited July 2012
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