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Jefferson Vineyards

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Address: 1353 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7518
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+1 434-977-3042
11:00 - 18:00
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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 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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Decent Wines

Pretty good wines here although the vineyard is trafficking on its connections with TJ. The tasting room is a bit of a let down in comparison to other vineyards with a small bar... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 January 2017
Alexandria, VA
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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Pretty good wines here although the vineyard is trafficking on its connections with TJ. The tasting room is a bit of a let down in comparison to other vineyards with a small bar, fully array of gift items and a hurried approach to tasting by the bar tenders. The fee is high as well. Nice view of the hills in... More 

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Thank you for the review, and we are glad you enjoyed the wines. Jefferson Vineyards has a long history in Virginia wine, details of which have been verified by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and can be found on our website. More 

Allentown, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I was more than surprised when we were charged $20 for my spouse & me to SHARE a tasting.......especially when I have just read other TA reviews that state the rate was $10/person. Yes, we did get our one wine glass to take home with us.....but we are still taken aback by the crazy fee that we were charged. That... More 

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Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the wines. It seems that there was a miscommunication with regards to your tasting fee. Please e-mail us at management@jeffersonvineyards.com so that we can refund the extra tasting. More 

Ridgway, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We stumbled on this winery after trying to visit Trump Winery and finding it closed. A delightful woman provided the tasting, and gave us a lot of information on the winery and wines, as well as providing recommendations on other area wineries. Tasting was $10.00 for 7 wines and you keep the glass. The facility is on the smaller side,... More 

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We are so glad you stopped by and enjoyed your visit. Thank you for the positive review. Come back for a glass of wine by the fire soon! More 

Marlton, New Jersey, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend trying the Meritage. Delicious wine. Great staff. Beautiful scenery. Worth the drive to check it out.

Thank Jason M
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The Meritage is one of our favorites too! Thank you so much for complimenting our staff, products, and location and encouraging others to make the trip. More 

Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Lovely Sunday afternoon stop outside Monticello. Very efficient tasting room, good service, and lots of outdoor seating for picnics or enjoying sunshine.

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We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for the review! More 

Kensington, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This is for you if you like dry wine. $10 tasting fee. $15.95 for delicious olive oil. We did purchase their one dessert wine.

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We do specialize in dry wines but are delighted our sweet wine was to your liking. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We drove to the vineyard on a late October afternoon and were greeted by friendly staff who served us a selection of their own wines, accompanied by local cheeses and a can of very fresh Virginia peanuts. We sat outside overlooking the rolling hills where Jefferson and Madison once rode. It was an idyllic setting. We left with a couple... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to review our business. October is our busiest month so our staff has to work tirelessly to meet our standards of excellence in customer service. Your review is encouraging. We'll be sure to share it with them! Thanks for your patronage! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

The staff at Jefferson vineyards was very knowledgeable and accommodating to our visit. The serve you a nice amount of wine for the price of the tasting. It is a small tasting room but if it is a nice day they have great outdoor seating.

Thank Samantha E
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Thank you for this feedback on your visit. We are glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon! More 

Fallston, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Jefferson Vineyards was the first winery we visited on our own personal wine tasting tour. We enjoyed the sweet, simple charm and casual atmosphere along with the friendly staff who took the utmost care in providing an enjoyable wine tasting experience. We teamed up with another couple we met on the parking lot and had a great time sampling the... More 

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We appreciate you taking the time to write this review. Your feedback is very helpful and encouraging. Thank you! More 

Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The red mountain around the Jefferson Vineyard are a great landscape for taste and appreciate wine. You can spent one hour or one afternoon there.

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Thank you for the kind feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your visit. More 

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