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Jefferson Vineyards

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Address: 1353 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone Number: +1 434-977-3042
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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 four 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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Enjoyable afternoon

Spent a pleasant afternoon at Jefferson Vineyards in the shadow of Monticello enjoying a relaxing outdoor setting and tasting delicious wine. A great day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent a pleasant afternoon at Jefferson Vineyards in the shadow of Monticello enjoying a relaxing outdoor setting and tasting delicious wine. A great day.

Thank Melinda J
Newport News, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I went here for a casual Saturday afternoon wine tasting. The wines were ok--nothing really stood out as 'spectacular' or 'amazing' to me. None of the wines seemed to have a very strong flavor, which can be a good thing. It all really depends on your tastes. The grounds are beautiful with adirondack chairs for lounging or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jefferson Vineyards had many good wines. I believe we tasted about 10 and the Meritage was one of my favorites. I recommend a stop if you're in the area!

Thank Denise D
Charlottesville, VA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to this winery several times, as it is close to my home. I'll bring friends from out of town, or even local friends who have never been, to savor our local viticulture. Unfortunately, this last visit left much to be desired. My friend and I arrived on an early Friday afternoon. It wasn't a particularly busy day.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love coming here. The viognier is an excellent wine and is one of my personal favorites. You can walk around the grounds and sit and overlook the mountains.

Thank Jana J
Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very much enjoyed the wines at Jefferson Vineyards. The Rose', Petit Verdot & Meritage were my favorites. Beautiful mountain view, perfect place to sit & enjoy a glass of wine!

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chesapeake, virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ten dollars to taste ten wines. Great value as most of the wines are a good quality if you really like wine. For the whites, i enjoyed the Viognier 15. All the reds i tried, i enjoyed. We grabbed a glass each after and sat on the deck planning the next vineyard.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to spend 4th of July weekend soaking up history and wine. Our first stop was Monticello . Afterwards we drove a short way down the road and found our 1st vineyard. Jefferson Vineyard employees were very friendly and really knowledgeable. The wines were quite good. We ended up buying 2 bottles to enjoy at home.

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Knoxville, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even my wife loved it, who doesn't like wine. Beautiful place, interesting history, great staff. Wines are delicious, too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jefferson Vineyards offers not only delicious wines, but entertainment throughout summer and fall. Visit during Sunsets are Eclectic, drink, order food from a visiting food truck and behold the best sunset this side of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Bring lawn chairs, blanket and enjoy! Try their 2014 Meritage, or 2015 Viognier.

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