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Jefferson Vineyards

1353 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7518
+1 434-977-3042
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US$ 325.00*
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US$ 195.00*
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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
+1 434-977-3042
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Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

This was our first stop on a wine tasting weekend. The bar has been set high for the weekend. The wines were outstanding and the staff was equal to the wines. It's a must stop.

Thank John G
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Our next stop after lunch was to Jefferson Vineyards where we tasted about 14 different wines with once again history details (very crisp, not boring!) shared by our host. We also had some military discount for our active duty family members! We would visit again...More

Thank SeshaC
Reviewed 8 May 2016

When planning a trip to Charlottesville, the options can get overwhelming for sure. Jefferson Vineyards, however, must make your list! We live close enough to visit often and we are always blown away. Each visit brings new wines to taste and we can never go...More

1  Thank TravelFoodWine07
Reviewed 7 May 2016

We're no wine experts but we know what we like. The wines at Jefferson Winery were all very good. The tasting includes 10 wines so you get a good sampling. The grounds of the winery are very beautiful.

Thank Kimberly Z
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Delicious pleasant knowledgeable staff Only disappointment is living in a state that is not on their shopping list With this in mind: Recommend stopping here on the front end of a trip to enjoy these wines through out your time in the area

1  Thank TeeTee2013
Reviewed 5 May 2016

We were with a FUMA group tour. The people at the wine tasting were excellent. There took there time and answer any and all questions. After the tasting we toured the plant and it was great. We bought a case of wine and we do...More

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 5 May 2016

They had a great selection of wines for tasting and included a glass to take home. There are various spots on the location to sit and enjoy the atmosphere. It is busy, but the servers are wonderful and take their time with you when you...More

Thank Sophia M
Reviewed 29 April 2016

We were short on time so had a quick tasting and bought a bottle of wine to take with us. The glasses were complimentary, which was nice. The place was quite busy. It's a beautiful spot for sharing a bottle of wine on the lawn...More

1  Thank Travelgal1024
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We had to wait a few minutes for room at the tasting bar, but once they were able to fit us in we were given the hostess’s full attention. This hostess was very nice and the wine was good enough for us to buy a...More

Thank sara2022
Reviewed 24 April 2016

This winery was rated #1 on a competitive travel site our friends read while I drove. It's OK,but certainly not the best. Surroundings are pleasant,wines decent quality and our hostess was one of the best this weekend.

Thank Dave A
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Amanda W
11 May 2017|
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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.
Andrea S
20 June 2016|
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Response from TravelFoodWine07 | Reviewed this property |
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