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Trump Winery
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Featuring over 1,300 acres of breathtaking scenery, Trump Winery is situated in the heart of the Monticello Wine Trail. Just a few miles from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Trump Winery follows Jefferson’s footsteps in making new world wines inspired by the French wine regions of Bordeaux and Champagne. With a deep sense of place, Trump Winery ties together terroir and innovation, boasting nearly 200 acres of vines, large lakes, and rolling Blue Ridge views. We know that any visit to Trump Winery will be a treasured experience.
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Best winery of the area! Great wines, especially sparkling. Setting and service were tremendous. The young man serving us was very knowledgable and helped make our visit most enjoyable. Liked this one so much that I became a member!

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Reviewed 16 July 2014

When Trump bought the Kluge winery, I was not sure what to expect - maybe an apprentice like sales tour or some other hype. However, they kept the best of the past and made great improvements.

We went on a Sunday afternoon, driving up in a convertible on a sunny day. The upgrades are subtle but nice - an expanded parking lot, bigger back patio, and cleared woods to provide a hilltop view of the vineyard and Albemarle estate. All very nice but they also had wonderful shaded outdoor seating with an outside bar and tasting area. (You can taste inside also.). Tasting was $8 but we bought a bottle of New World Red and white pizzas.

There no crowds today so the atmosphere was relaxed and enjoyable. The food was great so we ordered a cheese plate and a bottle of Meritage. When I ordered, I inquired about the Pinot so they set me up with free glass. Very nice. The wine is designed to be a bit more European than other locals so I would recommend enjoying it with a cheesy dish (or chocolate). We are red fans but they have other nice varietals.

The wine is affordable without restaurant markup and the food was reasonably priced as well. The menu is light faire but this is really not a restaurant so it makes sense. I saw a number of folks picnicking so that might be a good outing. Picnic tables are perched on the hill overlooking the vineyard.

While there are other fine wineries in the area, this is a must visit. It off the beaten path but no buses and limited crowds. A weekday off would be perfect.

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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Trump, formerly Kluge Winery, has not changed as one of the premier wineries in
Virginia. The wine is off the scale and rivals any good NAPA VINEYARD. The view is stunning and the staff very nice and full of information. Don't miss this place. The food is great as well. Trump has done it again...

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

The views are beautiful. The lake and surrounding hills with the grapes growing is a must. Tasting room is small but the outside patio is superb. The wedding and party facilities are better than 1st class absolutely the best I have ever seen. This is a must winery to visit.

Thank FAC86
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Trump is a very beautiful winery. Everything about this winery is tops. All their employees we had contact with were well dressed, mature, friendly & knowledgeable. We came with another couple on Saturday & was greeted quickly by Todd. He spent a lot of time with us explaining the history behind the winery & the wines. Their Sparkling wine is amazing. We had lunch there and it was fantastic. All four of us ordered something different & we were not disappointed. First class all the way. It was nice to go to a winery & be able to have a delicious meal so your able to really enjoy your wine. Todd set us up outside to have our lunch & sparkling wine & made sure everything was to our liking. Trump winery is a first class operation & if you enjoy sparkling wine you must try theirs.

1  Thank Cody44
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