Thomas Jefferson and the Culture of the Earth with Gabriele Rausse
Thomas Jefferson believed in the virtues of agrarian life for establishing America as a free and independent nation. His legacy in gardening and influence in the cultivation of wine is still seen today. Monticello’s Director of Gardens and Grounds and a Virginia winemaker—often referred to as the “Father of Virginia Wine”— will lead this insider program in Monticello’s newest vineyard on Montalto, with incomparable views of Charlottesville, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and Monticello. Rausse will share Jefferson’s ideas for an agrarian society and vision for a U.S. wine industry. Program ends with a casual, outdoor cheese-and-wine reception. Outdoors, some walking is involved. 6-7:30 pm, $55 per person (includes a $25 charitable gift).