MountainRose Vineyard wines are very fruity, complex, and smooth because we are able to let our fruits get much riper than many grapes in the rest of Virginia. At our higher elevation of 2640 feet, we don’t have the humidity problems which creates downy and powdery mildew problems for the rest of the state. As a result, our fruits are very clean without rot. In addition, our cool, crisp and dry autumn weather along with the abundance of minerals in the soil make our fruit wonderful. Wonderfully ripe grapes are the foundation for delicious wines for every taste!
The winery produces a small number cases of wine annually from handpicked and hand sorted grapes to insure quality. Most of the grapes go to our classic, “mines to wines” series with fun coal seam names, such as Jawbone and Pardee, and the rest to the new varietal line of premium wines, such as Riesling and Cab Franc.
We entered our first wine, Autumn Gold Vidal Blanc, into competition in 2007 and won a gold medal in the dessert wine competition, and then the Best of Show in the Virginia State Fair which validated our story! We have continued to win wine awards. We have won two Best of Shows and one Best of Reds as well as many individual awards. Coal was once called “black gold” but now our wines are the Gold in the mountains here! Buy some online or come to the winery to try them for yourself.