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!
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.
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.
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
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.