Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival

6th Annual Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival

Saturday, November 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson called wine “…a necessary of life with me.” This November, join thousands of like-minded wine enthusiasts at his secluded plantation to celebrate Virginia's award-winning wines and toast the “Father of Virginia Wine” in the sixth annual Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival.

This year’s festival will feature 15  Virginia wineries, along with artisans, local food purveyors and musical entertainment. Mr. Jefferson, as portrayed by Bill Barker, will engage in a lively discussion of wine with Gabriele Rausse—the renowned vintner who revived Jefferson’s grapes at Monticello and is credited with revolutionizing the wine industry in Virginia.

The Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival is held inside large, heated tents, rain or shine. Tasting tickets include a complimentary wine glass. Because this is an adult event, there are no children’s activities available. We ask that attendees refrain from bringing outside food or drink. With the exception of service dogs, pets are prohibited.

Event Dates/Times

 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM


 Tasting tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Must be 21 or older. Valid ID required. Non-tasting tickets are $10 for ages 12  (ages 11 and under are free).