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We have Concord Grape made from this year’s grapes, and I will quote a recipient of a gift of our jelly, “This isn’t jelly, it is nectar from the Gods!” We also have plum, apple, and green pepper as well as fresh apple butter.
Wine competitions are a great means to showcase the true quality of our wines, and it’s more than just having medals displayed on our bottles. Awards mean true quality distinction from other wines. It’s our tradition to produce quality wines from quality grapes, and you can count on that!
MountainRose Vineyards picked and processed a record crop of 62,758 pounds of grapes, over 31 Tons. We had grapes come in with near perfect ripening brix, acid and PH and wonderful aromas.  Look for some future award winning wines.
Celebrate a great Thanksgiving feast this year with wine. Whether you tend toward reds, whites, or blushes, there's something at MountainRose Vineyards for everyone and everything -- even dessert!
During a tour of the vineyards last week, someone asked this question. There are many reasons why our wines are special or different, but geographically speaking, why do our grapes turn out so wonderful?
It's that time of year once again to spread the word about Virginia WineLover Magazine's 3rd annual Reader's Choice Awards! Vote for everything from your favorite vintage to your favorite vineyard dog!
We are frequently asked, “What is that stuff in my wine?” What people are really asking is, what are the white or red crystals in my wine?   
This year's Summer Surprise is the new release of Splashdam White! Fans that remember the crisp, clean snap of this delicious Vidal Blanc wine will be thrilled. Perfect for chicken, seafood and Mexican dishes, it has a bursting citrus rind, green apple fruity flavor.
When we think about the 4th of July, and we all think picnics! Picnics are all about the food, company, and of course, the perfect wine to pair with all of that. (Before we talk picnic wines, keep in mind that picnic wines are not the same as barbeque wine.)
When making a food and wine match, think about the four basic taste components your tongue recognizes: salty, sweet, bitter, and sour. How the food tastes can dictate the perfect wine selection for your meal. 
When it comes to wine tasting, there are five basic steps. Once the wine is poured into a wine glass, hold it by the stem to prevent the heat from your hand being transferred to the wine and follow these simple steps:
The type of wine glass you use makes a difference in how much you will enjoy your wine since size and shape of glasses affect the way you taste. There are many different types of wine glasses, of varying styles, quality and price.

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