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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.
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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“wine tasting” (41 reviews)
“vin blanc” (6 reviews)
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1353 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7518
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Pleasant atmosphere with a patient staff on this busy day. Views are amazing!!! Saw a lot of families enjoying the large grassy area. We bought the Pinot Gris from the tasting.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The winery is a cute winery. And is dog friendly. I enjoyed the Meritage 2012 and 2014. They offer two tastings one called the gold for 25.00 which includes four 1.5oz pours of their nocer aged wines. Then they offer a regular tasting with 8...More

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Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We much appreciate your feedback and thank you for it. Next week we will launch a new Library Wine tasting called the "Estate Reserve Tasting" with some different reserve wines. We hope to welcome you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tasting room with outdoor seating. Aaward winning wines. Great wines. Gift shop . {lenty og parking,

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Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This winery was very educational along with the beauty of all the surroundings. Sit out on the lawn or on a patio and enjoy the green pastures .The gentleman that did our tasting was very educating and we learned a lot about this vineyard ....More

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Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your kind words. In another month, our gardens will be in full bloom and we will likely have some new wine releases. Come visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

This was the last winery my friend and I visited on our Sunday adventure and sadly it was the most forgettable. The winery itself was a pretty place but the tasting room was kind of hidden off to the side with no beautiful view or...More

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Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and visit. In regards to your tasting room experience could you write to attila@jeffersonvineyards.com and share more details about your server? We'd like to ensure consistency with our tasting room team, who typically do a great job at caring for...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

For $12 you receive 8 tastings (pre picked by the winery) and get to take your glass home. It was a beautiful view and classy yet fun experience. They said they have bonfires when the season is right. We shared a block of Parmesan cheese...More

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Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

We're delighted you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your kind words. Please note we do not host bonfires on our property. However, we do have a rustic fireplace in our second tasting room that we use during winter weekends.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

$12 for an 8 taste sample of wines (you get to keep the glass). They are pre-selected. Our tasting host was very nice and engaging. The cashier was above and beyond helpful. Easy to find off the highway. And last but not least, great wines!

Thank JG717
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Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

We are delighted you enjoyed your tasting and wines and look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you for your kind words and review.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

This is a very nice vineyard with good wines, provides a pleasant stop on the way to other destinations. Our host was engaging, informative and affable. Our favorite wines included the Viognier, Meritage and vin blanc. While visiting nearby historic sites, this winery provides a...More

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Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted you enjoyed our wines and found our staff engaging.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Layne was the only person on tasting duty when we visited. It happened to be a stunningly beautiful, mid-week afternoon, and though there was only one other couple when we arrived, the tasting room filled up quickly. Though she was clearly outnumbered, Layne did everything...More

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Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Layne (also our Wine Club Manager) will be very happy to read this review. We have forwarded it to her. Our tasting room is helmed by many knowledgable and experienced wine tasting guides. We hope you will also give them a try on your next...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This vineyard is a lovely spot to enjoy really wonderful wine. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. If you have visited Monticello it is a perfect stop to relax and share your thoughts about Thomas Jefferson's home. I am a collector on Viognier wine and...More

Thank Dee G
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Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2018

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed the wines and our knowledgeable staff. You'll be pleased to know that we are producing three Viogniers out of our 2017 vintage. We hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you...More

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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
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Amanda W
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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
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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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