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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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1353 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7518
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+1 434-977-3042
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a wonderful place for a picnic lunch. We brought tacos, bought a bottle of Viognier, and spent a couple of hours under an umbrella relaxing. We chose the Viogner after tasting a few different wines we couldn’t resist buying a few bottles.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The winery and vineyards are at the spot where Thomas Jefferson attempted the first commercial vineyard in the US. That gives it cachet in my book, but even better was the tasting, which I did, my husband just going for a glass of wine on...More

Thank Betty A
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Attila W, Manager at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Every time we read customer reviews like yours we're delighted to know we are helping to create good memories. Thank you for spending time with us and for your review. We hope to welcome you again in the future.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff and delicious wines made for a fun "happy hour" on our recent trip to Charlottesville. Lovely grounds and live music is available on select dates.

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

Delighted you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for the kind words.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was definitely set up to handle larger crowds. There was plenty of seating outside. I loved the chairs set up in the field near the entrance. It offered great views to the farm and mountain beyond. Our group did a tasting with a...More

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

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for your lovely words about our staff and facilities. Our farm and the cattle views always inspire us. We're looking to purchase more chairs so guests can enjoy this special treat. We look forward to welcoming you back...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a tasting after visiting Monticello. The location was easy to find from Monticello with plenty of parking and outdoor seating area. Inside the tasting room was basically standing only, but there were tables available to sit outside. The gentlemen leading our tasting...More

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

Thank you for visiting us and taking time to leave feedback. We understand wine tasting is subjective and appreciate your comments. Our $12 classic tasting price for 8 wines (a full glass of wine) and a high quality souvenir glass is competitive when compared to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us. If you come back in a month be sure to visit our gardens which will be in full bloom. Thanks for leaving us feedback.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 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 12 May 2018

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 2 May 2018

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 7 May 2018

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

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

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

Thank Robin G
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Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

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 30 April 2018

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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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
20 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
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