MountainRose Vineyards coaxes award-winning wines from previously coal-mined soil and jobs from a rocky local economy. As the only winery for miles near Wise, the Lawson family struck out in 2004 to make a great product. Along the way, they helped spawn a new industry in the heart of coal country. Using sustainable farming methods, MountainRose today grows 11 varieties of wine grapes on nearly 13 acres and produces 14 different wines. They look confidently to the future, no matter the terrain ahead.
“We have worked since 2004 to build this company, and with the support of the people of Southwest Virginia, we have faced the challenges of being the first to grow grapes on land previously mined for coal, a rural location, and a depressed economy, and have emerged successful.”
David Lawson, President
10439 N Reservoir Road
Wise, Virginia 24293