Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival at Poplar Forest

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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 multiple regional wineries. Enjoy live performances by local musicians, graze on foods by local vendors and shop the artisan market for one-of-a-kind finds. Tour the president’s private retreat at a reduced rate throughout the day.

General admission tickets—which include tastings and a complimentary Poplar Forest wine glass, while supplies last—are $30 in advance, $35 at the door; non-tasting tickets are $15; children age 6 and under, free.

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. VIP Tickets must be purchased by November 3, 2023 due to catering considerations.

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.
Lawn chairs and blankets are allowed; however, canopies and small tents are not.
No outside food or drink is permitted. There are four food vendors on site selling goods throughout the festival.
No animals (with the exception of service animals) are allowed on the property during the wine festival.
House tour tickets are available for a discounted rate, day-of only. House tours are first come, first served and can be purchased near the carriage turnaround.
There are NO refunds for ticket sales.
Tickets go on sale on August 1, 2023.

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Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival at Poplar Forest
  • 1776 Poplar Forest Parkway
  • Lynchburg, VA 24502
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