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We are pleased to announce that Autumn Gold and Cabernet Franc both won Gold medals this year from Virginia Wine Lover Magazine....
The "Best Of Readers' Choice Awards" is a great way to show support for your favorite wines and wineries. The results of our balloting will appear in the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of Virginia Wine Lover Magazine. Thanks for all of you who voted for us in the past and hope you will vote again!
veraison
We are just now seeing the first signs of veraison in the vineyard. What does that mean?  Notice the Concord grapes are turning pink and purple. This is a pretty important stage in winegrowing marking the countdown to harvest.
The sun is shining, we have had rain, our vines are growing and beginning to bloom, and a few roses are starting to open buds. The birds are singing! It’s a great time to tour the vineyards and winery and enjoy the great outdoors.
MountainRose Vineyard is now offering customizable picnic baskets for the summer! Give as a gift, use it for a special occasion, and more!
What is a wine competition?  It is a “blind” tasting by wine experts of large numbers of wines to determine their relative quality on a certain date.
We certainly know how important the environment surrounding the wine experience is.  Food pairing is often critical to the wine tasting because of the interactions with the wine.  Music and wine both affect us at basic psychological levels. But really, wine and music pairing?
Here is a short quiz to test your knowledge of wine in the worldwide market. Answer true or false to each statement below.
We will have local honey by the middle of March!  Suzanne’s father had bee hives and now her brother, Doug, has hives near the winery. Honey is wonderful for coughs and allergies but even better with hot biscuits or even toast.  Come and check out the honey and jellies from locally grown fruit.
The new Virginia Wine in My Pocket-Wine Country Travel Guide, normally $4.99, is free to download form I-Tunes starting March 1st. The app works on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
We are often asked about storing wine and here are a few basic wine rules for ideal storage. The longer you keep your wines before opening the bottle, the more important it is to follow the rules for the best tasting product.
January is our slowest time at the winery. David filters wine, some blending, and we do planning for the coming year.  The grape vines are very dormant and its been too cold to winter prune.

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