There’s nothing better than kicking back, relaxing and enjoying a warm summer day with a cool glass of rosé and lucky for you, DC’s Wine Country boasts a large range of flavor profiles and an abundance of refreshing rosés, so you can “rosé all day” like a pro. Whether you enjoy unique blends or distinct varietals, continue reading to learn more about the different types of rosés you can find throughout Loudoun County and click here to view a complete list of DC’s Wine Country wineries.
Blend it like Beckham
Pamper yourself to an afternoon at Tarara Winery with two rosé options: the Boneyard Rosé and the Tarara Rosé, both field blends of cabernet franc, merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Both options are fresh, complex, clean and a perfect addition to your summer outing! Plan your trip around the Tarara Summer Concert Series to make the most of your visit!
Indulge in the fast selling 2017 Rosé of Sharon blend at Willowcroft Farm Vineyards before it sells out! This dry rosé is a blend of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc, all of which are grown on property. This vineyard and tasting room holds a special honor as the first winery in Loudoun County and offers a unique setting in an old horse barn!
Enjoy your Thirsty Thursday with the award-winning 2016 Rosé of Cabernet Franc at 868 Estate Vineyards. This dry cabernet franc, merlot blend pairs perfectly with small plates of olives, cheeses and ciabatta which you can conveniently taste at Grandale Vintner’s Table restaurant just next door!
For a combination of 7 unique blends, Boxwood Estate Winery offers an elegant rosé complete with aromas of white peach and flowers. Tasting notes include strawberries, raspberries and pineapple making this a complex, refreshing rosé made from 5 estate-grown grapes: cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, malbec and petit verdot.
If you’re a merlot and rosé fan, Fabbioli Cellars is the place to be. The Rosé of Merlot, made of 100% merlot grapes and produced on property, is jam-packed with grapefruit, zesty lemons and a hint of strawberry on the nose with a balanced and well-rounded taste of citrus and jazz apples. This rosé offers a distinct scent and goes down easy!
To taste the high-scoring, 2016 JB Winemaker Series Rosé at Bogati Winery, you must join the wine club. But now is a perfect time considering the summer days will only get hotter and the rosé will be a perfect refresher. This 100% chambourcin is slightly off dry and pairs well with Mom’s Apple Pie, also located onsite!
The Best of Both Worlds
If tasting two rosés in one sitting is up your alley, visit Stone Tower Winery, offering the Estate Rosé, a medium-bodied blend, barrel fermented and aged in French oak or taste the Wild Boar Rosé, a 100% malbec, fermented and aged in stainless steel. Enjoy beautiful views of vines during your tasting!
With more than 40 wineries in Loudoun County and many of them offering an exceptional rosé, there are plenty of blends and distinct varietals to taste this summer! The next time you’re craving a refreshing rosé on a warm summer day, visit DC’s Wine Country and don’t forget to share your experience with us by using #LoveLoudoun on social.
*Please note that this is not a complete list of rosés in Loudoun County