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.
Thanks to the many guests who joined us for tours & tastings, a variety of pancakes, maple syrup, cotton candy and other delicious maple treats at our recent Maple Syrup Fest! We boiled more than 2000 gallons of sap this year to produce over 28 total gallons of golden goodness.
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.
We are very excited to introduce you to “Persephone”, our new sparkling Concord! It was a natural progression to create a sparkling red wine after the successful release of Kelliokee last November and these sparkling sisters are getting along famously!
Just over a year ago our first sparkling wine Kelliokee, was an instant hit! Lightly tropical with a jazzy sparkle, Kelliokee sold out in just a few months! We bottled more and in August, Kelliokee brought home the Gold Medal in the 2018 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition.
Our crop of 2018 is in! We have time now to give our thanks to the people who work together to make our wine. Anyone who grew anything this year knows it has been one of the most difficult growing seasons since 1996. A record rainfall of 7 feet this growing season and constantly concealed sunsh