Situated on vineyard sites chosen and planted by Mr. Jefferson in 1774, this vineyard currently produces nationally ... More
Situated on vineyard sites chosen and planted by Mr. Jefferson in 1774, this vineyard currently produces nationally recognized, award-winning wines from European varietals and the vineyard manages 50 acres of total production in Albemarle County.
We visited Jefferson Vineyards after visiting a few others, both in VA and OH. The man guiding our tasting (his name was Bob) was amazing! Very knowledgeable, great personality, easy to talk to. The wines were very good, and the $1 tasting fee allows you to taste everything - a rarity in my experience.
We visited Jefferson Vineyards over the Memorial Day weekend. Overall, it was a good experience. The wines were pleasantly surprising in quality. The $1 tasting fee allows you to taste 13 wines, with most being of worth a quick swill. We did not tour the vineyards and it seemed that tours were organized in a haphazard but friendly way, with a gentlemen behind the counter simply asking who's interested. This is also a good vineyard to visit near lunch time as it is close to the Brix marketplace and a mock Colonial tavern which serves an excellent fried chicken buffet. However, the true gem of the Monticello Wine Trail is Veritas Vineyards.
Among his many achievements, Thomas Jefferson was an innovative architect, designing his home in the Palladian style rather than the
more popular Georgian. Monticello is also a museum honoring this true Renaissance man. Many of his original inventions are ...
Thomas Jefferson (17431826), author of the American Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States, was also a
talented architect of neoclassical buildings. He designed Monticello (17691809), his plantation home, and his ideal 'academical village' (181726), which ...
In 1793, James Monroe built this home and farm adjacent to Monticello, his friend Thomas Jefferson's estate. After his eight
years as the fifth president, he returned but was deeply in debt and was forced to sell. Monroe's alma ...
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