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Thomas Jefferson wrote, in 1818, that “in nothing have the habits of the palate more decisive influence than in our relish of wines.” Come celebrate Jefferson’s passion for wine during the Wine Festival at Monticello!
Join us on Saturday, June 20, 2015, from 6 - 9pm, for an unforgettable evening on the West Lawn of Monticello. Enjoy the splendor of spring while tasting Virginia’s best vintages at the only house in America designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Walk the restored vineyards and wine cellar, meet wine-maker Gabriele Rausse and experience the full splendor of spring. Tickets include tours of Jefferson's Monticello, live music on the West Lawn, and tastings of Virginia's most celebrated local vintages.
Discover the region’s finest wines and how they compare to the vintages that Jefferson enjoyed. Bring a blanket for picnic seating or reserve a premier table for your friends, family and colleagues.
Fruit and Cheese Boxes
Enjoy a gourmet picnic box for two featuring fresh fruit, local artisanal cheeses, bread and dessert. Available by pre-order only. Courtesy of the Café at Monticello. $30.
Private Tables at Monticello's Wine Festival
Entertain friends or colleagues with an elegant table for eight. Tables include a selection of the finest gourmet fruit and cheeses, premier table seating, VIP parking, a special private tour of Thomas Jefferson’s wine cellar. Meet Virginia’s most famous wine-maker Gabriele Rausse, and leave with a commemorative gift. Private Tables will receive a gourmet cheeseboard that includes a variety of cheeses from Virginia and abroad, along with cured meats, dried fruits, and dessert. Full seasonal menu will be posted in mid-May. More information about private tables is available by contacting Meghan McDevitt at (434) 984-7578 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All-inclusive price for 8 guests: $750.
Due to the nature of the event and the service provided by participating wineries, the Wine Festival at Monticello is an adult only event, limited to ages 21 and over.