Valley Vineyard Tasting June 4th


Written by Administrator
Thursday, 31 May 2007
   Valley Vineyard Tasting June 24th  


Valley Vineyards Estate

2276 E. US 22 & 3 (Montgomery Road)
Morrow, OH 45152
513-899-2485 – fax: 513-899-9022

Come join the AWS Cincinnati Chapter Sunday June 24th at Valley Vineyards as we enjoy a steak and or Salmon dinner with all the trimmings.  Normally Valley Vineyard does not open on Sunday’s until July but because of our interest they will be open.  This will allow us to avoid the heavy crowds that normally occur. Plus it will probably allow Greg to spend a little more time with us.

We will convene at Valley at approximately 3:30 PM.  The cost is $55 per
Couple (I believe the price will be $30 for a single ticket) for your entree and all you can eat sides. The price includes  one bottle of wine. (I believe price will be 30 for a single). But there is a good chance other bottles might turn up. And yes, you read the first paragraph correctly.  They now have a choice of steak or salmon, and it’s not evil farm raised and harvested salmon, but genuine wild caught-with-a-hook salmon.
Along with the steak or salmon, you can enjoy two types of salad, green beans, baked potato, bread, homemade desserts, and a bottle of wine for $55 per couple.

Of course we would also get a cellar tour conducted by Wine Ubermeister Greg Pollman.

Please contact Jim Carr at [email protected] or 513-533-3446 to make

If you didn’t attend last year’s event you missed a real fun time. Over 30 people attended and were treated exceptionally.  This is always one of the highlight events of the year as Valley really rolls out the red carpet for our chapter visit. To find out what to expect read the notes from the 2005 trip to Valley Vineyard.

If you have just stopped by our website and are not a member of our Chapter this is a perfect event to check us out.  Make reservations and join us for a day of fun, friends and wine.  You do not have to be a member of our chapter to attend this event.

Last Updated ( Friday, 15 June 2007 )


Zin Barbecue – July 7th
Written by Administrator
Sunday, 10 June 2007
July 7th is Cincinnati’s AWS chapters annual Zinfandel Barbecue, starting at 3pm, at Thea Teich’s in Finneytown.
Zinfandel the mysterious grape.  For years it was an orphan searching for its parents without any luck. Adopted by the United States as its own, like many other world immigrants, it has made a wonderful home in our land. Recently it is believed the parents have been identified. Research in Croatia and at the University of California at Davis has proved, using DNA profiling, that Zinfandel is a clone of the Croatian variety Crljenak. It has long been believed that it was an Italian lost son fathered by the Primitivo Grape. But it is now believed that Primitivo is a brother (or maybe cousin) of Zinfandel in that it was also originally mutated from Crljenak. It is now believed that the first plantings can be traced back to Albania or Greece. It doesn’t matter where this little orphan came from because it is totally American now and we can all be very proud.What better way to celebrate this wonderful grape than a good old fashioned American picnic around our Independance Day.As usual, please bring an appetizer, side dish, or dessert to share and a bottle of the red stuff/person.  After the picnic we will have an archery event courtesy of Bow Champ where they will teach us the basics of shooting compound bows.  So don’t drink too much wine you’re going to have to fire some arrows afterwards!
Thea will have (good) hamburgers and various sausages (but not hot dogs) on the grill, along with some portabella mushroom burgers for the non-omnivores among us.  

She would  appreciate knowing whether you are coming–although a friend of hers gave her a framed calligraphic statement to display: “Nobody starves here.”


See you there.


Directions below.


Thea Teich
voice: 513-521-8102
[email protected]




From east and south

1. Take Ronald Reagan Hwy to Galbraith/Winton exit (one exit west of exit to I-75 S).

2. Turn left (west) at light at bottom of exit ramp

3. Go to the fourth light (if you include the one at the end of the ramp), which is Galbraith and Winton Rds. (landmarks: Jiffy Lube, Taco Bell, Shell, BP)

4. Turn right (north) onto Winton

5. Go through two lights, which also involves going past The Snoring Treatment Center and the Brentwood Shopping Center on the left.

6. At the north end of the Brentwood Shopping Center, turn left (west) onto Hempstead at the light there. Landmark: Applebees on SW corner.

7. At first stop sign, make a right (north) onto Cottonwood.

8. 8674 Cottonwood is fifth house on the right, if you count the house on the corner of Hempstead and Cottonwood. 8674 is a white, L-shaped ranch with green garage doors. green awnings, and a huge pine and somewhat smaller blue spruce in the front. Park on the driveway or on the west side of Cottonwood (opposite the house; no parking on east side of street.)


From west:

Take the Ronald Reagan to Winton Rd. North exit, and follow directions from #6 above.


From north

1. Take I-75 South to Galbraith Road exit (#10 I think)

2. Turn right (west) at light at end of ramp.

3. Follow Galbraith to Winton

You go through major intersections at Vine (Rt. 4) and where the Ronald Reagan Hwy West exits. You go past Drake Hospital on the left.

4. Follow directions from #3 above.


Another way to come from the north is to take I-275 West to Winton Road and come south on Winton for about five miles to Hempstead. Turn right on Hempstead and follow directions from #6 above.

Last Updated ( Monday, 18 June 2007 )