I was very impressed with this winery and I hope they’re taking good care of the winemaker because these wines have topped my list, this is mind-bogglingly good stuff! Go visit New Kent Winery, but save me some!
The tasting room and views are worth the visit, so head out and grab a Wintertime White, sit on the deck, and enjoy some good company.
Supposedly, this is the biggest winery in Virginia. Their Governor’s White sells 150,000-180,000 bottles – excuse me? Yup! 150,000-180,000 bottles per year accounting for 30% of their sales.
The “road” to the winery is more of a gravely path than a road, and there are absolutely no conveniences nearby so be sure and stop at the bathroom before you venture in.
Rik Obiso LOVES his business. He had injured his leg that day, but insisted on hobbling around on those crutches making sure the tasting bar was cared for while his employees prepared for a party.
If you’re looking to purchase a winery go buy this one and let me know so I can come compare the new management!
This area is referred to as the “buckle of the bible belt”. MountainRose does pick-and-eat events in mid summer. They plant roses at the ends of the rows of grape vines to help determine disease, blight, etc. All these cool little stories are probably the reason I missed what grapes I was drinking.
The bar is a good size giving plenty of room to those pushy tasters that like to shove their way in because they don’t have the patience to wait 5 fucking minutes for a spot to open up.
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Good grief! How did we spend almost 2 ½ hours at this winery? I’ll tell you how! It’s those darned charming owners. We had to cut 2 wineries off the end of our winery tour today, but talking with these two was well worth it, we … connected.