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Jefferson Vineyards

1353 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902
+1 434-977-3042
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Boutique family owned winery located on Thomas Jefferson's and Philip Mazzei's 1774 vineyard sites...
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Boutique family owned winery located on Thomas Jefferson's and Philip Mazzei's 1774 vineyard sites, one mile south of Monticello. We produce nationally recognized wines from classic varietals. Tours & tastings daily. Tastings are $10 and include a souvenir wine glass. We offer mostly dry wines and a semi-sweet white wine.

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Magnolia, New Jersey
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113 reviews 113 reviews
42 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The wines at Jefferson are consistent winners, ranging from off-dry whites to big bold reds. But we were in for a special treat this time -- the winery had opened up its cellars to allow us to taste library reds going back to 2005. They were delightful, especially the Bordeaux style blends from 2009 (smokey and robust) and 2010 (liquid... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I've been several times with small groups of friends doing a day-trip wine tour. Jefferson is always our first stop. Pleasant, clean and welcoming. Tables for sitting with a picnic. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They more than other wineries in the area have a range of offerings that are sure to please everyone in the group. I always... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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203 reviews 203 reviews
51 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We enjoyed the wines here and purchased 3 bottles. Again, going on a week day we had great access to staff who was very knowledgeable (be sure to find out the stories behind the artwork on labels). Having managed to visit about half of the wineries on this trip it really is interesting to reflect on how the staff we... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We stopped here on a beautiful Charlottesville Saturday afternoon and were happy to find we could begin our tasting right away. We were fortunate to have Chelsea who is knowledgeable about the wines poured ...and has a darling personality! It is a fun place to go with friends. I bet it is gorgeous in early autumn when the leaves are... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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267 reviews 267 reviews
38 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Got a Magnum... what was I thinking? Must have been the great wines I was tasting with a knowledgeable and charming tasting agent, formerly from Barrington Illinois. She was most helpful and the whites and reds here are superb. With hundreds to choose from, I would still visit Jefferson, Keswick, Barboursville and skip Trump

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Detroit, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This was my second time here, the first time was in summer and that was just beautiful, this time was in November and it was still gorgeous but definitely a bit chillier. We came in a large group on a tour - about 15 of us from 25-30, and we were put in an outside room to accommodate us. It... More 

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Oregon
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Our itinerary didn't allow a weekday visit; but this place was worth the stop. Tastings are $10 and include a souvenir glass. Knowledgeable staff who were very friendly and helpful. Having extensively visited wineries all along the West Coast, we weren't really sure what to expect of Virginia wines, but a stop to both the Jefferson and Barboursville wineries produced... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My husband and I were visiting Virginia for our first time and had just finished touring Monticello. Being tired and thirsty, we decided to stop and sample the wines at Jefferson Vineyards. For a fee of $10 a person, you get an ample sampling of wines to taste and can take home a very pretty wine glass. We had a... More 

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Westminster, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Close to Monticello-a great finish to our tour of Monticello since we could make it there before they closed. Even 20 minutes before closing we were given a complete wine tasting, along with a lot of information on each wine, the area and suggestions on other must visit places in Charlottesville. Jefferson Vineyards' Cabernet Franc '12 is wonderful. I also... More 

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Aldie, Virginia, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

They had a nice set-up, nice views, but the wine and service was just average. I really wanted to try the Rose, but apparently they're sold out. It didn't mention that on the website; I probably wouldn't have visited if I had known that.

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