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Jefferson Vineyards

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Address: 1353 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7518
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+1 434-977-3042
11:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 18:00

In 1774, Thomas Jefferson, one of America's first wine connoisseurs,...

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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The tasting is over priced at $12 pp. though they do offer 8 or so in the tasting. We asked about the $20 card but they were out. They should have removed it from their site - we... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
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Arlington, Virginia
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Visited on Saturday, 2/18. Property was ok. Service in the tasting room was terrible. Elaine was very unfriendly and even a bit condescending. Would not recommend. Will not go back.

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JVManager, General Manager at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear about your negative experience. We take customer service issues seriously and would like to learn more about your visit so we have sent you a direct message. We hope you'll give us a chance to make this right. More 

Sterling, Virginia
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281 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Being from Loudoun county, Va, where wineries seem to be as plentiful as traffic, I was very impressed with the wines at Jefferson Vineyards. From the whites to the reds, it was hard to find fault or flaw with these fine wines. These are the kind of wines that established Virginia's reputation as a wine state.

Thank JT03
Management response:

Thank you for the words of praise. Our wines consistently win awards in competitions around the country - a testament to our staff's efforts in the vines and winery as well as Virginia's terroir. We are so pleased you enjoyed our products and hope you'll come back soon! More 

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345 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The tasting is over priced at $12 pp. though they do offer 8 or so in the tasting. We asked about the $20 card but they were out. They should have removed it from their site - we would have had to have left and gone to another Vineyard 15 min down the road to get the card and return.... More 

Thank Nav1go
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We're sorry you were unable to get the Winter Wonderland Passport during your visit. We simply sold out, however we received more this week which is why the promotion remains on our website. Our reds are certainly made to age and we try to make a little something for everyone. Please come back again! More 

Moneta, Virginia
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Jefferson Winery is a great stop if you want a quaint winery that is very friendly. Kendall was our server for our wine tasting and she was very knowledgeable and engaging. She took her time with us and explained each wine in detail. For all months, except winter, they have an outside deck for picnic lunches and they also have... More 

Thank KiKiBug
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Thank you for the lovely review! Winter is pretty unpredictable in Virginia, but we always have our indoor seating area available for guests, rain or shine. More 

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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

One of our stops on our wine weekend away! Had a great tasting with friendly staff (thank you Kendall!). Wines were pleasant. On a slightly warmer day it would be nice to bring a picnic and enjoy a nice bottle.

Thank GatorEEChick
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Thank you for the kind review. We are glad you enjoyed the wines and your visit. Please come again! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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75 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

If you're fortunate to visit when there's a crowd, you will find a lively atmosphere. Sometimes, it's dead and it can be stuffy. The best time is catching it when the Monticello tour lets out. It's the requisite next stop. Cheers!

Thank Csaltpleez
Management response:

Thank you for the 5 star review. Winter is a slower season for us, especially on weekdays. If you're trying to avoid the crowds it's the best time to visit! More 

Alexandria, VA
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1,602 reviews
721 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 515 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Pretty good wines here although the vineyard is trafficking on its connections with TJ. The tasting room is a bit of a let down in comparison to other vineyards with a small bar, fully array of gift items and a hurried approach to tasting by the bar tenders. The fee is high as well. Nice view of the hills in... More 

Thank jeffl499
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Thank you for the review, and we are glad you enjoyed the wines. Jefferson Vineyards has a long history in Virginia wine, details of which have been verified by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and can be found on our website. More 

Allentown, PA
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418 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I was more than surprised when we were charged $20 for my spouse & me to SHARE a tasting.......especially when I have just read other TA reviews that state the rate was $10/person. Yes, we did get our one wine glass to take home with us.....but we are still taken aback by the crazy fee that we were charged. That... More 

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Management response:

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the wines. It seems that there was a miscommunication with regards to your tasting fee. Please e-mail us at management@jeffersonvineyards.com so that we can refund the extra tasting. More 

Ridgway, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We stumbled on this winery after trying to visit Trump Winery and finding it closed. A delightful woman provided the tasting, and gave us a lot of information on the winery and wines, as well as providing recommendations on other area wineries. Tasting was $10.00 for 7 wines and you keep the glass. The facility is on the smaller side,... More 

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Management response:

We are so glad you stopped by and enjoyed your visit. Thank you for the positive review. Come back for a glass of wine by the fire soon! More 

Marlton, New Jersey, USA
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend trying the Meritage. Delicious wine. Great staff. Beautiful scenery. Worth the drive to check it out.

Thank Jason M
Management response:

The Meritage is one of our favorites too! Thank you so much for complimenting our staff, products, and location and encouraging others to make the trip. More 

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