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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, 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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“wine tasting” (42 reviews)
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1353 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7518
+1 434-977-3042
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I have been visiting this vineyard since 1998. Always happy with the wine selection. They have made many improvements and offer a relaxing, tranquil environment.

Thank jtkuikslvr
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

A cute little vineyard. They told us they had offered free concerts during the summer which is awesome. The view was amazing.

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 27 July 2016

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
Reviewed 21 July 2016

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...More

Thank laineypants
Reviewed 18 July 2016 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
Reviewed 18 July 2016 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...More

1  Thank saintjon76va
Reviewed 15 July 2016

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
Reviewed 11 July 2016

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!

Thank Christine W
Reviewed 10 July 2016 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...More

Thank t c
Reviewed 6 July 2016

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....More

Thank Carriem12105
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18 December 2017|
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Response from Chip L | Reviewed this property |
It would be ok to bring children but it can get kind of boring for little ones. If you pack a picnic and bring frisbees, soccer balls etc, they would enjoy the trip. Imagine being 9 and watching a bunch of adults sipping... More
Amanda W
12 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
21 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