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Last year, the Millennials were being watched closely for changes in the wine industry and again this year they are playing a key role-out drinking the baby boomer generation.
RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that sales of Virginia wine reached another record high with more than 6.6 million bottles sold. With more than 285 wineries and 16 cideries, Virginia is a preeminent destination for wine and cider lovers.
MountainRose Vineyards wins big at the Wines of the South 2016 Wine Competition! Sweet MountainRose (2015) won a Bronze Medal and Jawbone Red (2014) won a Silver Medal. Blair White (2015), however, was the big winner- winning Gold.
MountainRose Vineyards recently received a Value Added Producer Grant from the USDA to make new sparkling wines. Sparkling wines are some of the hottest growth wines currently on the world market.
The good news? You should be drinking wine every day! However, you should only be drinking five ounces of it - that's a little under two thirds of a cup (not a large wine glass, but a standard eight ounce glass).
What’s happening in the vineyard a week before harvest? A lot! We are doing 100 berry samples for all of our different varieties. We take a hundred berries from the vineyard for each variety and bring them to the lab to run an analysis of sugar levels, total acidity and pH.
How do we know when it's time to pick our grapes? The most important day of the year is the day we pick because it determines the kind of wine we’ll make from those grapes.