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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).
Los Banditos!
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.
It's a beautiful time of the year - the grapes are starting to change color at MountainRose Vineyards in Wise! If you've been keeping up with the status of the vineyard, you might remember bud break in April, shortly followed by flowering, and then fruit set in June.
One of the most frequently asked question by our regular customers is, “What’s new?” In the past, people would not have asked this question, since many found a wine they liked and stayed with it.  Today’s wine drinkers are more adventurous.
Become a vigneron without investing a million dollars! You can adopt a beautiful MountainRose Vineyard’s grapevine and feel the romance of the vines.
Here are few facts about why wine is beneficial to your health...
A review of recent news articles indicate that the very fact that we are asking this question is a new trend.  For many years, wine consumption was determined and somewhat controlled by wine experts who felt that the classic old-world wines and wine styles were the best.
The start of the new year brings more opportunity for you! We are happy to now offer shipping to 34 states for your convenience through Vinoshipper. Share your favorite wines with friends and family by visiting our website store and see all the states that are now available!

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