The 450 acre Rosemont Estate has been in the Rose Family since 1858, with the home place actually dating back to the mid-1700’s. Over generations, our farming operations have included vegetable farming, a peach orchard, beef cattle, dairy farming and commodity crops such as hay, tobacco, corn and soybeans.
In 2003 we continued the journey as stewards of the land, planting over 32,000 grape vines across 22 acres. Construction of the Winery began in November of 2006, with a beautiful early American style building that houses a state of the art gravity-flow wine production facility underground and in 2007 we produced our first in-house vintage.
You’ll discover that we combine our knowledge of this land with modern winemaking techniques to produce premium handcrafted wines, all of which are 100% estate grown, produced and bottled on our estate. Being involved in every aspect of winemaking, from budbreak to harvest and bottling, allows us to produce wines of the greatest quality that showcase this great Virginia terroir.
Stephen & Chandra Rose
After a successful 30 year career with Dow Chemical, which relocated the family across five different states, Stephen and Chandra called Michigan home until Stephen’s retirement in 2003. At the time, he and Chandra were trying to “find the balance,” and before retirement he started dreaming of coming home to the family farm and reuniting with his mother and three brothers.
Justin started his journey into the wine industry after receiving his Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Virginia in 2004. Upon graduation he returned to the family farm to help establish Rosemont Vineyards, and subsequently enrolled at Napa Valley College to study viticulture and oenology, while interning at O’Shaughnessy Winery and Capiaux Cellars. Justin returned to home to help oversee the final construction of the Winery and in the Fall of 2007, led the first harvest and production of Rosemont of Virginia wines. He is currently responsible for our 4,500 annual case production and during his tenure, his wines have won numerous awards, including ‘Best in Show’ at the 2010 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Aubrey started her marketing career after graduating from the University of Virginia in 2004. She worked for software companies such as Symantec and Adobe, focusing primarily on selling to various Government agencies. She and Justin wed in June of 2009 and in 2011 she joined the family full time to take on the task of managing our sales and marketing. She is now responsible for the oversight of our public events, managing our Wine and Barrel Clubs, organizing our off-site festivals and managing our distribution channels.
Gray Rose, the oldest of the Rose brothers, spearheads vineyard operations and was responsible for its installation from 2002 – 2004, including soil preparation, vine planting, trellis construction and irrigation installation. Prior to that, Gray worked in a similar capacity at Valhalla Vineyards in Roanoke, Virginia. He has 28 years of experience as a medical technologist and holds a BS in biology from Virginia Tech.
Tasting Room Manager & Private Events Coordinator
After realizing that she wanted to be in the hospitality industry, Kyndal transferred from Virginia Tech to Coastal Carolina University where she graduated in 2008 with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Resort Tourism. She then spent the next 8 years in Myrtle Beach, SC where she did marketing, promotions, events and bartending for a large nightclub. She has just recently moved back to the area to become Rosemont’s new Tasting Room Manager and Private Events Coordinator.