Don’t miss an incredible opportunity to try 10 of Virginia’s best wineries in a one-of-a-kind location
– Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of the Independence and third president of the United States. Jefferson is considered America’s first distinguished viticulturist and was the wine consultant for other founding fathers including Washington, Monroe and Madison.
For the first time, on Saturday September 18, Monticello will host a wine festival. The event will take place on the historic West Lawn, with music from the Afton String Quartet and the Virginia Gentleman Fine Men’s Acappella.
- Afton Mountain Vineyards
- Barboursville Vineyards
- Gabriele Rausse Vineyards
- Jefferson Vineyards
- Keswick Vineyards
- King Family Vineyards
- Kluge Estate
- Pollock Vineyards
- Veritas Vineyards
- White Hall Vineyards
During the festival you can tour Jefferson’s home, hear live music on the West Lawn (after normal visiting hours) and enjoy the rare opportunity to walk Jefferson’s historic garden after hours. Local wine experts will be on hand to answer questions about our region’s finest wines and how they compare to the vintages that Jefferson enjoyed.
September 18, 6-9 p.m. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
You can purchase your tickets online or by calling the reservations office at (434) 984-9881. Tickets are $55. Same day tickets are also available. Ticket price includes general admission, a walk-through house tour, commemorative tasting glass, wine tastings, and parking.
Gourmet bread and cheese boxes available for an additional $30 (serves two).
Reserved tables for 8 or more are available and include premiere seating, a gourmet cheese platter, three bottles of wine and a special tour of Jefferson’s wine cellar. Please call Kathy Del Rosso at 434-984-9826 to purchase a reserved table.