Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival

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Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
1542 Bateman Bridge Road (map only)
Forest, VA 24551
Region Central Virginia
Locality Bedford
Saturday, November 15, 2014 (11:00 AM-5:00 PM)
Phone: (434) 525-1806
Event Information: (434) 534-8120

Thomas Jefferson called wine “…a necessary of life with me.” This November, thousands of like-minded wine enthusiasts will gather at his secluded plantation to toast the “Father of Virginia Wine” in the sixth annual Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival.

This year’s festival will feature 15+ Virginia wineries, along with artisans, local food purveyors and musical entertainment. Mr. Jefferson, as portrayed by Bill Barker, will engage in a lively discussion of wine with Gabriele Rausse—the renowned vintner who revived Jefferson’s grapes at Monticello and is credited with revolutionizing the wine industry in Virginia.

The Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival is held inside large, heated tents, rain or shine. Tasting tickets include a complimentary wine glass. Because this is an adult event, there are no children’s activities available. We ask that attendees refrain from bringing outside food or drink. With the exception of service dogs, pets are prohibited.

Admission Fee: $20 in advance (highly recommended); $25 at the door: $10 non-tasting; 11 & Under free

Last Updated: 9/18/2014 1:56 PM
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