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Jefferson Vineyards

1353 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7518
+1 434-977-3042
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In 1774, Thomas Jefferson, one of America's first wine connoisseurs, convinced Italian Philip Mazzei to establish a vineyard on our property. With the financial support of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Thomas Adams and other prominent colonists, the Virginia Wine Company was founded on present day Jefferson Vineyards. Today Jefferson Vineyards is a boutique, family owned winery. We have been creating nationally recognized, quality Virginia wines from classic varietals for over thirty five years, and are considered a pioneer of the Virginia wine industry. We are located between Monticello (home of Thomas Jefferson) and Ash Lawn (home of James Monroe). We open daily for tastings, from 11AM - 6PM. Tastings are $10 and include a souvenir wine glass. We offer mostly dry wines. Tours are not currently offered. We look forward to your visit.
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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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1353 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7518
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went for wine tasting with friends. It’s about an hours drive from Richmond and it’s quite enjoyable. Once inside, the people are friendly and do explain in detail about all the wines that are being tasted. Afterwards you can purchase also the ones you...More

Thank 580shikham
Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting us. We're delighted you had an enjoyable time with our team. Come see us again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit to a winery for the purpose of doing a wine tasting. On past trips to visit my cousin, we stopped by a distillery to check out their grand opening celebration and attended an artisan fair at a different winery. But...More

Thank Bravaencore
Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your thorough feedback and kind words. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No problems with parking and finding a place to seat outside...but inside one of the two tasting areas we waited and waited for a spot to open up. There was no staff person to direct us to a winery staff person for our tasting. This...More

Thank HyMaryland
Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your visit. We appreciate your feedback. The popular months of October and November still present challenges with heavy visitation to our winery. We will soon discuss these challenges and ways on how to improve them (a greeter is one possibly) when we review...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had been to Trump Winery just up the road, thought this might be interesting as it's just next to Monticello. Nice grounds, nice tasting room. Wine was pretty typical average Virginia wine - not as good as Trump's up the road. Gentleman that did the...More

Thank Tasmandevil
Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback and visit. We're glad you enjoyed our grounds and tasting room. During November through January we offer special library wine tastings. These are premium reserve wines that have been aged in our cellar for years. We offer these tastings on Thursdays...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017

Great way to unwind after Monticello. Beautiful setting on the hillside. Very nice tasting and the staff are very, very nice an knowledgeable with being pretentious. The wines we tasted were pretty good. We bought a glass and spent a half hour sitting in their...More

Thank seyhey
Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We're delighted to hear you enjoyed our wines and views. Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 28 October 2017

The wine tasting experience was lovely and more enjoyable than my experience at the Barboursville Vineyards. The staff were so kind, knowledgeable, so very PATIENT and accommodating. We were even offered extra samples of wines that were not on our itinerary. I opted for the...More

Thank marylous855
Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

We thank you for your kind words and are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. The fall and early winter months are excellent times to visit and taste our treasured reserve wines. We'll be having a different type of reserve wine tasting in December,...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Very solid wines, expensive wines, beautiful location - be sure to sit outside and sip for awhile. Easy to access fromCharlottesville, lots of parking.

Thank mpd
Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 12 October 2017

What a disappointment! Didn't like the wine, didn't like the woman who provided the tastings! The building and grounds were lovely, but the server really set the tone for an unpleasant visit.More

Thank HootieToo
Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your tasting experience. Can you provide us with more details about your server and why your tasting was unpleasant? Without details it is hard for us to make any improvements. Kindly respond...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

We have gone to Jefferson Vineyards 3-4 times over the last 10 years. The grounds are beautiful, the tasting room is nice, but unfortunately this time I tasted 9 wines and didn't find one I would like to purchase. In previous visits I always left...More

Thank edvh81
Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

We appreciate your feedback and thank you for your visit. We are glad you enjoyed our grounds during this beautiful time of year. Wine tasting is subjective and we appreciate that everyone has different palates and tastes. If your taste is for bolder and stronger...More

Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

If you’re staying in the Downtown Charlottesville area, popping over to Jefferson Vineyards is a no brainer. They allow you to bring a picnic lunch and have several areas on the beautiful property where you can enjoy it. We are staying on the Downtown Mall....More

Thank dopeycrazy2
Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

We're delighted to hear you enjoyed our wines while picnicking on our grounds. Thank you for spending your day with us. Next year, we will be re-opening Simeon Store (previously known as SALT) under new management. Thanks again for your kind words.

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Amanda W
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Response from JVManager | Property representative |
Why yes there is! Our Tasting Room is also our retail shop and all of our wines are available for purchase.
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Andrea S
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We've taken our little guy several times. We usually hold him while we're tasting, but I've seen other dogs just on leashes. We just hold ours because he doesn't always have great manners when he's in small spaces... he... More
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