Welcome to Our Family Farm

Rosemont is located just near the Virginia and North Carolina border, right beside beautiful Lake Gaston! We invite you to come visit our beautiful early American Style building – enjoy a glass of our award winning wine, savor the views, shop our gift store or browse our extensive local arts and crafts gallery!


Monday – Saturday 
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Wine Tastings

Experience a variety of Rosemont of Virginia wines with a guided wine tasting!  Tastings are $15 each and include a sample of eight of our current vintages and a logoed wine glass. Or, select one of our curated, self-guided wine flights, which feature four different wines and range between $12 – $15.

For parties of 9 or more guests, we ask that you call the winery directly at 434-636-9463 to make a reservation beforehand so that we can comfortably accommodate your group.


Tasting Room

The Tasting Room at Rosemont Vineyards is open daily for wine tastings, wine by the glass and by the bottle, all year round! Reservations are no longer being taken for seating, which is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The last tasting of the day will begin 30 minutes prior to close. For parties of 9 or more, please call the winery at 434-636-9463 to make a reservation for a Group Tasting.


Wine with a view! Our multi-level patio and lawn seating area offers breathtaking views of the vineyard while enjoying your wine.

Art Gallery

Our surrounding area is also filled with great local talent, and we are proud to be able to support our local artisans and craftsmen here in our Art Gallery and Gift Shop! Their works of art include oil paintings, acrylics, woodworking, jewelry, photography, and much more, so be sure to take some time and discover the many different talented people around the area during your visit!


Large Groups

We are no longer taking advanced reservations for groups of 8 or fewer, but if your group is of 9 or more guests, you may make a Group Tasting Reservation by calling 434-636-9463. Group Tastings are $20/person and include a private, seating tasting experience with one of our friendly staff members, and a souvenir glass to take home.


We welcome your pets both inside and outside of the winery. All pets must be on a leash and friendly towards other people and pets. If your pet isn’t friendly, please leave them at home!

Food Options

We do not have a restaurant but we do offer pre-packaged meats, cheeses, crackers, peanuts, and more. You are more than welcome to bring your own picnics, but VA ABC laws do not permit any outside alcohol on the premises. Those found with outside alcohol will be asked to leave immediately.

Meet our Team

Rick Newnham

Tasting Room Manager

After a successful career in real estate, Rick Newnham concluded life was too short not to live on a lake. Today Rosemont’s Tasting Room Manager resides on lovely Lake Gaston with his wife, Mary.

Rick is a native of upstate New York but aspirations to be a professional golfer played into his decision to attend North Carolina State. “I needed more than a few months of seasonal weather,” he says. He struggled to qualify for main PGA events, though he was able to place in a World One-Club Championship after shooting a 73 using only a 6-iron.

“That was my claim to fame,” says Rick, a former PGA Club Pro at Raleigh Country Club. “It’s such a difficult game to get good at.” Four years in, he suffered a significant sprain to his left thumb that moved him in a new professional direction.

Rick fell into real estate, and multiple times he was named sales agent of the year, relying on strong customer service skills that allowed him to excel at new home sales and construction.” I never wanted to come across as a salesperson, so I do conversational selling,” he says. “That translates well for the winery. I just enjoy talking to people.”

Rick and Mary were Wine Club members at Rosemont, and one day after a chocolate and wine pairing event, he inquired about a job. “A few weeks later, I was on the schedule,” he says.

Rick started at Rosemont in 2016, thinking the part-time position would help him land some real estate leads. But he became increasingly interested in wine to answer questions that he’d often receive from guests.

“I wanted to be smarter about wine,” Rick says. “Someone would ask about the Traminette, and I’d research where the grape came from and who the parent is. I put myself through a training program I created that we use today.”

Today at Rosemont, Rick can speak on every aspect of the winery, from the grape varietals and history of the vineyard to the varied wine selection that pleases even the finickiest palate. He transitioned from Tasting Room Ambassador to his current role in management, where he handles operations and works with local artists, vendors and crafters in addition to visitors.

“I always try to make everyone feel welcome when they’re here,” he says. “I try to gauge what they’re interested in and how much interaction they want and go from there.”

Rick and Mary have been married 17 years; ask him and he’ll tell you the exact number of days, as it’s a count the couple tracks on a white board at home. During their free time, you’ll most likely find the Newnhams on their pontoon boat or jet skiing. Rick also dabbles in photography, and often snaps photos of the vineyards as they evolve with the seasons.

Rick and Mary share their lake house with two dogs, MaddyRose, a border terrier, and Gracie, a pug.

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