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Wines of the South Awards
MountainRose Vineyards was recently awarded three Gold out of six medals in the 2015 Wines of the South competition. We entered six of our twelve award-winning wines into Wines of the South this year, and all six garnered accolades.
For many wine lovers, October, Virginia Wine Month, is the perfect time of year to visit wine country.
Sometimes shortened to Seyval, this grape is a popular, reliably productive French-American hybrid that ripens early in the fall harvest season. It makes a crisp, distinct dinner wine, or conversely, sweet dessert wine.
Is it Burgundy, France? Napa Valley? Australia? NO! It is in Wise, Virginia and at MountainRose Vineyards!
Come by and try this award winning, dry Riesling. Buy any three or more bottles and get 20% off during March. Riesling is often made sweet as well as dry and offers great flexibility in wine making. We are also waiting for a 1000 new Riesling plants for all of your Riesling lovers!
For many wine lovers, October, Virginia Wine month is the best time of year to visit Virginia wine country. Vineyards and wineries are creating their next great vintage and celebrating with dozens of special events and activities.
Pigeage pronounced “peej-AHJE," is the French winemaking term for the traditional stomping of grapes in open fermentation tanks. Grapes are put through a crusher to remove stems and then placed in open fermentation bins.
Autumn Gold recently won a Gold Medal in the VA Wine Lover’s Classic. Autumn Gold and Splashdam are both made with Vidal Blanc Grapes.  I thou
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!
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.