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Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival

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Eat, drink, shop and explore a gem of American history when the 12th annual Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival returns to Poplar Forest. Join Poplar Forest to celebrate Jefferson’s legacy as the father of Virginia wine with tastings from over a dozen of Virginia’s finest wineries, and tour his private retreat at a reduced rate throughout the day. Funds raised by the festival support the ongoing restoration, preservation and interpretation of the Founding Father’s secluded Bedford County retreat.

Experience the festival as a Jefferson VIP—which includes 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. 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 $10; children ages 6 and under, free. House tours are available at a discounted rate.

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Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival
  • 1542 Bateman Bridge Road
  • Forest, VA 24551
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  • Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
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