“Wine doesn’t have to be stuffy. It can have fun flavors, and I love creating them.” - Andrew Rosado
While some winemakers are precious about the absolute, unadulterated purity of the flavors of their wine, Andrew Rosado believes in being creative when it comes to experimenting with flavor profiles. Since opening Woodlawn Press Winery in 2019, the former hobbyist and his wife, Bonnie, blaze their own trail with a wide range of unique varietals including four barrel-aged wines and a peanut butter and jelly wine that will soon join the mix. “I love the creative process of using different blending or aging techniques to develop new wine flavors,” says Rosado, who transitioned from the Army to civilian life in 2013 and spent a few years working for the government before opening the winery. “Wine doesn’t have to be stuffy. It can have fun flavors, and I love creating them.”
Outside of winemaking, Rosado is a fitness enthusiast and lover of eclectic music, which is put on full display when the tasting room is open. Many of the favorites from his playlist play from the sound system. A favorite wine on his list is bourbon barrel-aged Malbec.
Woodlawn Press Winery is located at 8733-B Cooper Rd., Alexandria, VA 22309