The Virginia Rosé Wines You Need to Be Drinking

by Jenna Eckel | Posted: Jun 25, 2018 | Updated: May 21, 2020

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While summer may be the official start of rosé season, we prefer to live by the “rosé all day” (and all year!) motto. This light and crisp wine pairs perfectly with salads, summer pasta dishes and seafood. Rosé wines also pair well with Virginia’s spectacular landscapes and picturesque vineyards. Uncork some of these wines and rosé all day with us in Virginia!


Breaux Vineyards—PurcellvilleBreaux Vineyards

Looking for a variety of rosé wines? Breaux Vineyards offers four different rosés. From light blush to vibrant fuchsia, Breaux Vineyards even has a rosé named Breauxmance.


Early Mountain Vineyards—Madison

Early Mountain Vineyard

In 2017, Early Mountain Vineyards rosé was named by Garden and Gun as the “rosé you’ll want to drink all summer long.” Described as “mouth watering and dry,” this rosé has a very pale salmon color.  


Chateau Morrisette Winery—FloydChateau Morrisette

Some might say another great pairing that goes well with any kind of wine is our four-legged friends. Check out Vin Gris, a fresh vintage rosé from The Chateau Morrisette Winery. For all the dog lovers, you may buy it just the label on the bottle!


Barboursville Vineyards—BarboursvilleBarboursville Vineyards

Barboursville Vineyards offers a “vivacious and classic Old World rosé” named Allegrante. The name comes from a highly-prized and beautiful thoroughbred that former Sen. Henry Clay acquired from former Gov. James Barbour in 1835. Gov. Barbour is the former owner of the Barboursville estate.


King Family Vineyards—Crozet 

King Family Vineyards

King Family Vineyards’ Crozet Rosé is a polo fan favorite. Sip this dry rosé fieldside every Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through early October at Roseland Polo in Crozet.  


Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards—North Garden

There’s nothing quite like having a glass of wine on a beautiful veranda with a breathtaking view. That is just how you’ll enjoy the sparkling rosé Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards’ when you visit.


Veritas Vineyard & Winery—Afton veritas vineyard and winery

Veritas Vineyard & Winery considers their rosé to be the color of “pomelo.” When sipping a glass of this rosé take notice of the floral grapefruit aroma.


The Dog & Oyster—Irvington 

The Dog & Oyster Vineyards

Sip and slurp at The Dog and Oyster winery on the Chesapeake Bay. Grab a glass of Rosie and pair it with raw or roasted oysters served up at the vineyard.


Chatham Vineyards—MachipongoPaddle Your Glass Off Kayak Tour at Chatham Vineyards

Enjoy Church Creek Rosé all year long. Chatham Vineyards even suggests to pour this wine over fresh fruit with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Yum!


Mountainrose Vineyards—Wise

Mountainrose Vineyards offers the only Virginian wines made from grapes grown on land formerly mined for coal. Abundant in minerals, the soil gives their Darby Blush wine beautiful rich color and intense fruity flavor and aroma. 


Upper Shirley Vineyards—Charles City 

Upper Shirley Vineyards

Maybe you’re looking for a little fizz. Upper Shirley Vineyards offers both a regular rosé and a sparkling rosé.


Blenheim Vineyards—CharlottesvilleBlenheim Vineyards

Blenheim Vineyardsrosé bursts onto the wine scene with an aromatic bouquet of grapefruit, green strawberry and apricot. It goes without saying, you should pair this wine with your favorite Dave’s Matthew’s song.  


Crosskeys Vineyards & Winery—Mount CrawfordCrossKeys Vineyards & Estate

Sometimes you just want something a little sweet. If so, check out CrossKeys Vineyards and Winery’s Fiore rosé, which won the Best of Show award at the Atlantic SeaBoard Wine Competition in 2018. It’s crisp and slightly sweet.


Rosemont Vineyards & Winery—La Crosse 

Rosemont Vineyards and Winery

Rosemont Vineyards and Winery’s 2018 rosé is fresh, dry, and elegant. This wine will pair beautifully with the roses you pick from your garden this summer. The winery also produces a brut rosé, a sparkling variation with aromas of strawberries and cranberries.



**Please designate a driver. Enjoy Virginia wine responsibly.**


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