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Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival

November 17, 2018 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.


November 17, 2018
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
$10.00 – $225.00
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Poplar Forest
1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551 United States