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“Good Wines in a Nice Setting”

Jefferson Vineyards
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$195.00*
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Private Behind the Scenes Wine Tour
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: In 1774, Thomas Jefferson, America's first wine connoisseur, convinced Italian Philip Mazzei to establish a vineyard on our property. With the financial support of George Washington and other prominent colonists, Virginia's first wine company was founded on our estate. Thirty seven years ago we became a pioneer of the modern Virginia wine industry. Our award-winning wines range from delicate and refreshing, to elegant, full-bodied and rich. Our property is located between Monticello and James Monroe's Highland and is only 10 minutes from Charlottesville. Groups over six guests are welcome to purchase bottles and glasses of our wine to enjoy on our grounds. We can only accommodate groups of six guests or more with a prior reservation on weekdays. We look forward to your visit.
Reviewed November 28, 2012

We joined about 20 or so guests at a wine tasting. The hosts were knowledgeable and and wines were good. What's not to like.

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Reviewed October 28, 2012

The tasting was expensive ($10) and the free wine glasses were NOT the ones with the winery logo but just plain. I felt gypped! More importantly, the wine was not very good - each one had promise that wasn't fulfilled - not robust enough or deep enough or flavorful enough. Very disappointing.

Thank DeniseM_NC
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Did a wine tasting and thought the wines were good. Very neat place, a must do for tastings. We enjoyed the tasting, bought a couple of wines to take home. You will enjoy.

Thank cb8855
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is one vineyard who consistently develops wine at an exceptional rate. Their Petit Verdot is delicious every single season. Their employees know SO much about each wine and are able to speak to personal experiences with the wines -- what to pair each with or what experience to share each with.
They are also the most cordial staff to converse with, they share freely their experiences with other local vineyards and offer suggestions about which ones to visit and which wines to try. This suggests to me that they know their wines are delicious and don't mind the friendly competition.
A wonderful experience that I would suggest, especially if you are interested in the historical aspect of Charlottesville in regards to Thomas Jefferson.

Thank Emily A
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Loved this place! Wonderful tours and wine tasting. Who knew a place like this was just down the road and very inexpensive to visit. Wine tasting was an adventure in its self

Thank tee878
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