As many of you know, in the spring of 2016 we will be planting an additional 3 ½ acres of grapes in the front of the Winery, Block H. The Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah, and Tannat that we are planting are vital to ensuring that we remain 100% estate grown, and will help us keep up with the growing demand for premium Rosemont of Virginia red wines in the future.
We’ve developed a unique way for you to become a part of our growing vineyard by offering you a chance to “Adopt A Vine.” Well, a row actually! The new vineyard will include 44 rows of grapes, and this is a great opportunity to get in on the ground level and see just what is involved with establishing a vineyard!
Adoption Cost: $300
To participate in this exciting and educational program, we are offering a one-time payment of $300, taxes included. In addition to a handsome plaque engraved with your name that will be displayed on your adopted row of vines for the next 40 to 50 years! You will also receive the following unique experience and benefits:
2016 | Planting: Join us April 9 – 10 to plant some of the vines in your row.
2017 | Learn to Prune: Join us March 11 – 12 to learn the art of pruning your vines.
2018 | Train Your Vine: Join us March 10 – 11 to prune and train your vine for the year ahead.
2018 | Harvest: Help harvest your grapes! Harvest will take place at different intervals depending on variety, but we will alert you in advance when we’ll be picking your varietal.
2018 | Harvest Party! Well host a large harvest party for a successful harvest of Block H! Date and time to be determined at a later date.
2019 | Barrel Tasting: Join us March 16 – 17 to taste the first wines made from your vines!
2020| Receive your 1st bottle of wine produced from your grapes: 2018 vintage!
2021 | Receive your 2nd bottle of wine produced from your grapes: 2019 vintage!
2022 | Receive your 3rd bottle of wine produced from your grapes: 2020 vintage!
Of course you and your friends can visit your adopted vines at any time to check on their progress and see how they’re growing! Talking to them helps encourage them to produce great fruit – we do it all the time!
Click Here for the Vine Adoption Certificate
Please note, that the program is being offered first to our Rosemont Club Members. Beginning on March 1st, we will open up the program for all other interested parties! You may either turn your application into the Winery directly, or you can email them to Aubrey@rosemontofvirginia.com directly.
We will still accept adoptions for vines after planting if there are still rows available. All rows will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. We cannot guarantee your first selection for row and/or varietal preference, but will make every effort to do so!
We are happy to announce that the Rosemont Virginia Red, formerly known as Lake Country Red, was recently awarded a Double Gold medal in the 2015 Grand Harvest Awards! This is great recognition for a wine that is loved by many of our patrons as an everyday, easy red wine blend. This year’s vintage is comprised of 58% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc, 16% Chambourcin, 5% Syrah.
For this vintage we have shifted to using more Merlot and less Chambourcin. What this does is it makes the wine more Bordeaux in style and less fruit forward. Thus it is even nicer and more complex. This vintage also has a little Syrah that plays great with the Chambourcin. What makes this wine so special is the blend of the 2013 vintage at 32% and the 2014 vintage at 68%. They are completely opposite but when put together they make an outstanding table red wine. The 2013 vintage is concentrated and full of aromatics but too large in tannins for a medium bodied red. The 2014 vintage is lighter in tannins and very fruit forward. Put them together and magic happens, as was recognized by the judges for the Grand Harvest Awards!
About the Grand Harvest Awards
Established in 1990, it is the only wine-judging event in North America that is based on Terroir – a group of vineyards (or even vines) from the same region, belonging to a specific appellation, and sharing the same type of soil, weather conditions, grapes and wine making savoir-faire, which contribute to give its specific personality to the wine.
In other competitions, this factor is ignored. At the Grand Harvest, judges taste wines with other wines of the same appellation. Thus, with cross-regional competition removed, the inherent quality of wines can be seen without the influences that sometimes eclipse even a wine of very high quality. GHA recognizes wine entries that best exemplify the terroir of their respective viticultural areas, and acknowledges its influence on wine quality.
We are excited to announce that the 2016 Summer Concert Series Line-Up has been finalized! So be sure to put these dates on your calendars and join us for a great time this summer!
Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday, May 28th
We are excited to welcome the Class Act Band to the Rosemont stage to help us kick off our concert series this summer! From simmering ballads to fiery funk, Class Act specializes in bringing soulful renditions of your favorite Motown and 70’s classics and much more! They’ll be the perfect way to kick off your summer!
Fourth of July Weekend
Sunday, July 3rd
The Feature Attraction Band will join us for our All American bash to kick off the 4th of July festivities, and once again, we’ll cap off the evening with a spectacular fireworks display!
Labor Day Weekend
Saturday, September 3rd
Close out your summer with one of our favorite local bands – JB & The Get Down Brown’s! We have tried to get them for years and we were finally able to nail them down! Playing the best of R&B, Blues, Classic Rock and a touch of Beach music, they’ll be a great way to say farewell to summer!
So put the dates on your calendars now and get ready for a good time! And keep your eyes out for tickets to go on sale online in the coming months. All concerts are from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
Thursday, December 24th – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Friday, December 25th – CLOSED
Friday, January 1st – CLOSED
All other days will continue with our normal hours of operation of 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM and on Sundays from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM.