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Monticello Wine Festival

The annual Wine Festival at Monticello celebrates Thomas Jefferson’s lasting influence on the Virginia wine industry—and kicks off in May, on the West Lawn of Monticello.   Jefferson has been called “America’s first distinguished viticulturist” and the “greatest patron of wine and winegrowing that this country has yet had.” It was at Monticello where Jefferson stored his favorite wines from European vineyards in his wine cellar and grew grapes in hopes of producing his own wine.   During the Wine Festival at Monticello, visitors can enjoy the splendor of spring, taste Virginia’s best selection of wines and stroll through the restored vineyards at Monticello by twilight. The event also includes tours of Jefferson’s home, live music on the West Lawn and wine tastings from local Virginia vineyards.  Virginia winemaker and Monticello’s Assistant Director of Gardens and Grounds Gabriele Rausse—often referred to as the “Father of Virginia Wine”—will be on hand to answer questions about our region’s finest wines and how they compare to the vintages that Jefferson enjoyed. Participating wineries include: Barboursville Vineyards, Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery, First Colony Winery, Flying Fox Vineyards, Gabriele Rausse Winery, King Family Vineyards, Mountfair Vineyards, Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards, Pollak Vineyards, Prince Michel Winery, Stinson Vineyards, Sugarleaf Vineyards, Trump Winery, Veritas Vineyard and Winery and White Hall Vineyards.   The Wine Festival at Monticello is sponsored by Advanced Network Systems, Richmond BizSense, Official Virginia Wine Lover, Fortessa, and Skyline Tent Company.   For more information visit www.monticello.org/winefestival

Amenities
101-300 Capacity Conference Rooms
20 and Below Capacity Conference Rooms
21-40 Capacity Conference Rooms
301+ Capacity Conference Rooms
ADA Compliant
Box Lunches
Breakfast
Brunch
Bus Parking
Child Friendly
Handicapped Accessible
Lunch
Reservations Suggested
Restaurant
Senior Discount
Smoke Free Environment
General
Addl Info Meeting Planners House and Grounds Tour Tickets; Adults - $22 (Mar-Oct), $17 (Nov-Feb), Child 6-11 $8 (year round) Behind the Scenes Tours; $37 (June-Dec) Family Friendly Tours; (same as house) offered weekends in Oct., Dec 26-Jan 1 daily, April 16-May 1 and June 4-Sep 5. Holiday Evening Tours; $45 (Dec. 10-15, 17-22, 26-30) Architecture Tours; $27 (Jan 2-Feb 28) Signature Tours; $45 (most Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays; May5-Sept 10) includes Dome room with fewer people Independence Pass; $50 (annual pass) Groups of 25 or more $15
Addl Info Tour Planners House and Grounds Tour Tickets; Adults - $22 (Mar-Oct), $17 (Nov-Feb), Child 6-11 $8 (year round) Behind the Scenes Tours; $37 (June-Dec) Family Friendly Tours; (same as house) offered weekends in Oct., Dec 26-Jan 1 daily, April 16-May 1 and June 4-Sep 5. Holiday Evening Tours; $45 (Dec. 10-15, 17-22, 26-30) Architecture Tours; $27 (Jan 2-Feb 28) Signature Tours; $45 (most Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays; May5-Sept 10) includes Dome room with fewer people Independence Pass; $50 (annual pass) Groups of 25 or more $15
Admission - Adults $22.00
Admission - Children $8.00
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