Eat, drink, shop and explore a gem 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, preservation and interpretation 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 online after September 1, 2019.
Now Accepting 2019 Vendor Applications
Interested in becoming a vendor at our 2019 event? Download an application below and return to Rachel Honchul, Programs and Education Coordinator:
Wine Festival Partner Hotels
Looking for a place to stay during the 2019 Wine Festival? Check out our partner hotels near Poplar Forest.
The Virginian Hotel
Located in downtown Lynchburg, VA. Offering a 10% discount on guest rooms for both Friday, November 15, and Saturday, November 16. Use this booking link to access the rate or call the hotel at 434.329.3200 and mention group code WINE.
Peaks of Otter Lodge
Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Offering a 15% discount on guest rooms for a two-night stay Friday, November 15, and Saturday, November 16. Use this booking link to access the rate or call the hotel at 866.387.9905 and mention promo code POPLAR2.