About ErmaRose Winery
ErmaRose is a family-owned and operated winery. Jennifer Prothow had a vision to start her own winery in 2014 and her parents Stephen and Andrea Prothow have supported her all the way. Jennifer and her mother Andrea are the owners; her father Stephen passed away earlier this year. ErmaRose was named after Erma Jewel Hobley and Rosa Jones Prothow. Erma and Rosa are Jennifer’s grandmothers. Both grandmothers have influenced her life tremendously and naming the company after them seemed like the best way to honor both of them.
Jennifer knows her maternal grandmother Erma Jewel Hobley to be crafty and remembers her cooking while growing up. Her paternal grandmother Rosa Jones Hobley was a survivor no matter the obstacles, and had a knack at making things work out. These lessons lead Jennifer to developing her own wine recipes and the desire to bottle and distribute her product.