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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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1353 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7518
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+1 434-977-3042
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here after seeing James Monroe's home - Highlands - on our way to the Michie Tavern for lunch. (Separate reviews for both) This vineyard does mostly red wines, but we stayed for a tasting anyway. The first wine was a dry white, and...More

Thank Jeannene A
JVManager, General Manager at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review! We try to keep a balanced list with a little something for everyone, but from time to time we have more reds on the lists or more whites on the list. Please visit again in another season to see what...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This winery is located near Monticello and is excellent. The wine tasting I had was educational and nearly every wine I had was good. I bought a bottle to go home and walked around the little bit of grounds they had before I left. The...More

Thank Rochelle757
JVManager, General Manager at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Our staff works hard at providing a welcoming environment, quality product, and excellent service. We're so glad you were able to enjoy them all. Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here because we wanted to try one last winery during out trip to CVille. This was top 3 for sure. The tastings offer 9 to try- very generous! The wine was very good. We ended up getting a glass each after our tasting...More

Thank MariaS12416
JVManager, General Manager at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share about your experience. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Please visit again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whatever you do keep Roland! He is an excellent story teller and representative of your vineyard! There were 6 of us and our favorites were Montage and Viognier! Beautiful views too!

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JVManager, General Manager at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the wines and service. We will certainly share your words of praise with Rowland.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on Mother's Day a little later in the afternoon as we did a wine trail, but worth the visit! Great wines and great views, well worth the visit :)

Thank Gemma H
JVManager, General Manager at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your Mother's Day wine tour.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great stop after touring Monticello. A bit pricey, but it includes a lot of wines to taste and a souvenir glass. Usually, the people at these places are more willing to chat and discuss the wine. That wasn't the case when we visited, but...More

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JVManager, General Manager at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping by to see us and leaving a review. When it rains our tasting room is jam packed with customers trying to escape it so we do our best to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable.

Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

We truly expected this to be extremely busy with tour busses and big crowds. We were pleasantly surprised that the large amount of outdoor space allows for people to spread out and enjoy the amazing scenery. The reserve Chardonnay and rosé were very nice and...More

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JVManager, General Manager at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2017

We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We do not allow our buses or large groups on weekend days so that all of our guests can spread out and enjoy themselves. Thank you for your feedback!

Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

My friend and I came in here today before a concert. The wines are delicious and staff is very knowledgeable and helpful! We got cheese and crackers and enjoyed our wine outside.

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JVManager, General Manager at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2017

Thanks for taking the time review our business. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

Visited with wife. Mostly dry wines and my wife likes sweet but they had a sweet that she liked. Our server was very good, he knew a lot about wines and was very easy to talk to. I would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Tom C
JVManager, General Manager at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2017

We are so glad you both enjoyed the visit. Thank you for the review!

Reviewed April 26, 2017

This was easily one of our favorite wineries in Charlottesville - good value for a great variety of wines. All of them were great, we ended up buying a case! Sandy was especially helpful in our tasting. We will certainly return and hope to spend...More

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JVManager, General Manager at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2017

It's wonderful to hear you saw the value in our tastings and products. Thank you for the kind words and for taking the time to provide feedback. We'll pass it along to our staff. Please visit again soon!

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Amanda W
I am visiting Monticello next month but am short on time and will unable to do a winery tour and tasting. Is there a shop here where I can simply walk in and purchase bottles of wine? Thank you.
May 11, 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.
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Andrea S
Are pets allowed?
June 20, 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
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