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Quick Pour: Rosemont Vineyards Rosé 2014

Producer: Rosemont of Virginia Winery
Region: Southern Virginia, Virginia, USA
Price: $17.95
Vintage: 2014
Varietals: Chambourcin
ABV: 13%

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Rosemont Vineyards; An Up and Coming Star in Virginia Wine

After a weekend trip for a friend’s wedding in North Carolina, we decided to make a pit stop just over the border in Southern Virginia, to Rosemont Vineyards. Rosemont is located just a stone’s throw from Lake Gaston/Easton’s Ferry on the 450 acre Rosemont Estate, which has been in the Rose family since 1858. Many past generations farmed vegetables and dairy, as well as commodities such as tobacco, hay,  corn, peaches and cattle.  And now, ever since 2003, wine grape can be added to that list.  In 2003, 16,000 vines were planted with another 16,000 vines planted the following year; Around 22 acres of grape with a total consisting of about 16 different varietals. In 2006, construction of the winery, production facility, and tasting room began; and by September of 2007, Rosemont produced their first vintage. The winery building resembles an early American manor home.  Like we did, you would …

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