Three days of celebrating the best of Central Virginia Wines
Tickets on sale now!
As spring approaches wine festivals are blooming all over the US. As you know I am a huge fan of Virginia wines! I have had the pleasure of enjoying wines from four wineries on the Monticello Wine Trail: Veritas Vineyard and Winery, Grace Estate Winery, Trump Winery and King Family Vineyards; each of these wineries producing high quality wines. If you live in or near Virginia you don’t want to miss the Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival; if you don’t live in the area it would be a great time for a spring trip to Virginia.
WHAT: The 2015 Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival presented by Mercedes Benz of Charlottesville will take place April 9-11, celebrating the best of Central Virginia wines over the course of three days and featuring more than 25 participating regional wineries and vineyards.
WHO: The Monticello Wine Trail Festival is a partnership between the Jeffersonian Wine Grape Growers Society, nTelos Wireless Pavilion and the Jefferson Theater. In addition to presenting sponsor, Mercedes-Benz of Charlottesville, other key sponsors and event partners include Bank of the James and Keller & George jewelers. The Monticello Wine Trail is a not-for-profit organization that exists to promote and encourage cooperation among the various award-winning Central Virginia wineries, which have helped the state’s ranking as the 5th largest wine producer in the nation.
WHEN: Thursday, April 9 – Saturday, April 11
SCHEDULE and TICKETS: Tickets are on sale now and available at monticellowinetrailfestival.com and the Charlottesville’s Visitor Center on the downtown mall.
- Thursday, April 9: Monticello Cup Awards at the Jefferson Theater
A casual event for wine enthusiasts, focused on the competition for the prestigious Monticello Cup awarded to the best wines of the region. The event will feature keynote speaker and Washington Post wine columnist Dave McIntyre.
Time: 6-10 p.m.
- Friday, April 10:
Individual wineries will host a variety of activities during the day followed by a series of winemaker dinners at some of Charlottesville’s best restaurants that evening. Visit comfor the latest updated calendar.
- Saturday, April 11:
Tasting event at nTelos Wireless Pavilion featuring 25 local wineries and live entertainment. An exclusive VIP ticket is available and offers catered food and an opportunity for sampling exclusive wines from each winery.
Tickets: General Admission: $29 ($35 after April 1) / VIP: $80 / Under 21: $10 / Ages 12 and under: Free
Time: 1-5 p.m. (VIP ticket holders gain early entry at Noon).
- Afton Mountain Vineyards
- Barboursville Vineyards
- Blenheim Vineyards
- Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery
- Chesnut Oak Vineyard
- DelFosse Vineyards & Winery
- Democracy Vineyards
- Early Mountain Vineyards
- First Colony Winery
- Flying Fox Vineyard
- Gabriele Rausse Winery
- Glass House Winery
- Grace Estate Winery
- Jefferson Vineyards
- Keswick Vineyards
- Kilaurwen Winery
- King Family Vineyards
- Loving Cup Vineyard and Winery
- Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
- Reynard Florence Vineyard
- Stinson Vineyards
- Stone Mountain Vineyards
- Trump Winery
- Veritas Vineyard & Winery