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Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival

November 17 from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Eat, drink, shop and explore a piece of American history when the Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival returns to Poplar Forest. The festival, which celebrates Jefferson’s legacy as the father of Virginia Wine, features tastings from over a dozen of Virginia’s finest wineries. Funds raised by the festival support the ongoing restoration and preservation of the Founding Father’s secluded Bedford County retreat.

Jefferson VIP Wine Festival passes—which include access to a private tent, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a private audience with Mr. Jefferson himself, a special tasting and more—and general admission tickets, which include tastings and a complimentary Poplar Forest wine glass, will be available for purchase online after September 1, 2018.

Now Accepting 2018 Vendor Applications

Interested in becoming a vendor at our 2018 event? Download an application below and return to Rachel Honchul, Programs and Education Coordinator:


November 17
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Poplar Forest
1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551 United States