Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival
November 13, 2021 from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Eat, drink, shop and explore a gem of American history when the Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival returns to Mr. Jefferson’s south lawn. Join Poplar Forest in celebrating Jefferson’s legacy as the father of Virginia wine with tastings from regional wineries. Enjoy live performances by local musicians: The Crooked Road Ramblers and Rendezvous; graze on foods by local vendors; and more. Funds raised support the ongoing restoration, preservation and interpretation of the historic property. General admission tickets—which include tastings, the ability to purchase wine by the bottle or case, and a complimentary Poplar Forest wine glass, while supplies last—are $30; non-tasting tickets are $15; children age 6 and under, free.
Experience the festival as a Jefferson VIP
Enjoy access to a private tent, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a private audience with Mr. Jefferson himself, an exclusive wine tasting and more. Jefferson VIP tasting tickets are $125 per person or $225 per couple; Jefferson VIP non-tasting tickets are $75 per person.
Important attendee info
Attendees wishing to taste or purchase any wine must purchase a tasting ticket. IDs WILL be checked for ALL tasting ticket holders. No one with a tasting ticket will be admitted to the festival without having their ID checked. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
All tastings and open bottle purchases will end at 4:30 p.m. Bottles of wine may be purchased to take home between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m.
In order to ensure the safety of all visitors, vendors, and volunteers, we require all unvaccinated attendees to wear face masks while on site (unless tasting), we strongly encourage vaccinated visitors to wear masks (unless tasting). We strongly recommend purchasing wine to consume away from the winery tents. Poplar Forest reserves the right to cancel this year’s festival and will honor any purchased tickets at the rescheduled event in 2022. There will be no refunds for tickets purchased for this event
2021 Vendor Spots full
All vendor spots for the 2021 Wine Festival are full. If you would like to be added to a wait list and get an application for the 2022 festival, please email Elise Paisant, Programs & Events Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Participating Wineries and Cideries
- AmRhein Wine Cellar
- Castle Glen Winery
- Cobbler Mountain Cider
- Homeplace Vineyard
- Jefferson Vineyards
- Rebec Vineyards
- Virginia Mountain Vineyards
- The Williamsburg Winery
Food and Craft Vendors
- Alpaca by Jaca
- BS Grillin
- Buff City Soaps
- Claude and Company Fine Leather Goods
- Ellis Farm at Winterpock
- Gregory’s Grill
- Hungry Hill Farm
- Nader’s Food Services
- Sampson & Co. Fruits and Things
- Sophie Adams
- Sterling Peacock
- Tali’s Grill
- Watt’s Poppin’ & Chillin’
- Where Wendy Wanders
- Wire Wrapping & Beading by Renee
Enjoy performances by local bands The Crooked Road Ramblers and Rendezvous.