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The sap of our maple trees looks and tastes like water with a hint of sweetness. This sap only flows in late winter. The ideal weather has nights in the 20s and days warming up to the 40s.
2019 MountainRose Vineyards Awards
MountainRose Vineyards is thankful for a very good year!
Wine makes any Thanksgiving meal not only classy, but it enhances your food. You can also slow down the meal, so folks have more time to talk and enjoy themselves and appreciate the hard work that’s put into making your holiday dinner. Here are a few suggested pairings.  
Our crop of 2019 is in! WOW! We processed our biggest harvest ever, more than 25 tons of grapes with desirable sugar levels and almost perfect numbers.
Championed by American Express, the first “Small Business Saturday” (or SBS) took place on November 27th, 2010. The U.S. Congress officially recognized the day in 2011 and in 2012, the Town of Wise joined the campaign for the first time, along with all 50 states!
David checks sugar levels
It is the day we pick! How do we know what day is best?  You want your grapes to be rich in color.  A ripe grape will crush easily, but not be shriveled. A ripe grape is plump, and thickly juicy and tastes somewhat sweet and tart. The crushed grape should smell and taste ripe!
MountainRose Vineyard’s Riesling recently won Gold at the 2019 Virginia State Fair. This rounds out medal achievements for Riesling, having also won Silver and Bronze in Virginia Governor’s Cup competitions over the years.
Sunday, July 21th, MountainRose Vineyards will celebrate 15 years of harvest with “A Day in the Country”!
MountainRose has partnered with Dickenson County and the town of St. Paul to celebrate 50 Days of Love. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Virginia Tourism Corporation slogan “Virginia is for Lovers” and there are celebrations going on everywhere in Virginia.
Grab a few bottles of wine and some friends - it's time to celebrate the beautiful weather at MountainRose Vineyards with a picnic! When it comes to filling your picnic basket, we suggest packing easy appetizers like an assortment of crackers, meats, cheeses, and fruits.
You may have seen the peppermint cuttings that we are rooting on our Facebook page and wondered, "Are they going to make peppermint wine!?” No, not yet, but we might make an elderberry wine sometime.

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