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Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival

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

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Thomas Jefferson considered a good bottle of wine, whether French, Italian or Spanish, “…an indispensable for my health,” and envisioned a future where American wines would equal their European counterparts.

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.

Ticket Details

Must be 21 or older; ID must be shown for all tasting and VIP ticket holders at the door. No exceptions. 

  • Regular admission: $25 online in advance (highly recommended), $30 at the door
  • VIP tickets: $125 per person or $225 per couple
  • Designated driver and non-tasting tickets: $10
  • House tours will be available at a reduced cost


Online advance ticket sales will end at 5 p.m. on Friday, November 16. Tasting and non-tasting tickets will be available at the door the day of the event.

Participating Food and Craft Vendors

Alpaca by Jaca
The Boardwalk food truck
Bowls by Bowles
Brew-B-Que sauces

Brother Jake’s Brick Oven Creations
Ellis Farm at Winterpock, LLC
The Grapevine Restaurant

Sophie Adams Photography
Watts Poppin’ and Chillin’

Musical Performance Schedule

Shoot Toby Twice—11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Steve Freeman Band—2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Details

Date:
November 17
Time:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$10.00 – $225.00
Event Category:

Venue

Poplar Forest
1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551 United States
Phone:
434.525.1806

Tickets

1166 available
Wine Festival Advanced Tasting Ticket$25.00This ticket includes admission to the Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival and unlimited tastings. This ticket MUST be purchased if you plan on drinking or purchasing wine.

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Wine Festival Non-Tasting Ticket$10.00This ticket includes admission into the festival, but does not include tastings. You must purchase the tasting ticket to taste or purchase wine.

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Out of stock!Wine Festival VIP Individual Tasting Ticket$125.00This ticket includes admission for one to the Wine Festival VIP tent, exclusive wine tastings, and access to the festival grounds. A Tasting ticket must be purchased if you wish to taste or purchase wine.

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Out of stock!Wine Festival VIP Couple Tasting Ticket$225.00This ticket includes admission for two to the Wine Festival VIP tent, exclusive wine tastings, and access to the festival grounds. A Tasting ticket must be purchased if you wish to taste or purchase wine.

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Out of stock!Wine Festival VIP Non Tasting Ticket$75.00This ticket includes admission to the VIP tent, hors d'eouvres, and all speakers. It does NOT include any wine tastings. You must purchase a tasting ticket to taste or purchase wine.

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