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Jefferson Vineyards, Charlottesville

#4 of 8 in Historic Sites in Charlottesville
Winery / Vineyard · Historic Site
In 1774, Thomas Jefferson, America's first wine connoisseur, convinced Italian viticulturist 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.

We look forward to your visit.
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  • Staff was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the wines and the area. Would like to go back when its warmer out, would be more enjoyable.  more »
  • Very Nice Place. Lots of outdoor place. At this time it is 100% outdoors. Friendly people. We enjoyed the wine.  more »
  • My husband and I returned to Jefferson Vineyards in July 2019 after taking a few years off of the VA winery scene due to our move to NC and having children . Jefferson Vineyards used to be one of my favorite vineyards in the Cville area. I was so excited to go back. The view is still amazing, but the wine was not as good as I remember it being. It used to be a quieter place, not so crowded, and more peaceful. One of the best Cab Francs I have ever had was from there. To be fair, we did go on a weekend. It was very crowded, the space could not handle the number of people. The wine was ok. We bought two bottles. However, we joined wine clubs and bought whole cases at other places we visited.
  • Took the dogs, shared some wine in chairs on their lawn. Great wine tasting, knowledgeable staff. All and all very pleasant experience 🙂

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