Jefferson Vineyards, Virginia’s premiere small production winery, was established in 1774 on land adjoining Monticello. One of the most well known of the vineyards on the Monticello Wine Trail, Jefferson is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Jefferson is recognized nationally for its award-winning Pinot Gris, Riesling, Viognier, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Each of the delicious, intense wines reflects the unbeatable Virginia terroir.
Jefferson also produces an Estate Reserve and Virginia’s first Petit Verdot in limited quantities. Jefferson Vineyards is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a glass of wine and the cool mountain breeze without driving very far.
Thomas Jefferson’s dream of native wine production in Virginia was realized after Jefferson brokered the sale of the land adjoining Monticello to Florentine viticulturalist Filipo Mazzei. The first vines were planted within view of Monticello in 1774, on the same land Jefferson Vineyards occupies today.
Unfortunately, the Revolutionary War put a halt to Mazzei’s venture, and the land wasn’t used the way Jefferson intended again until 1981 when Jefferson Vineyards opened. After 30 years of experience, Jefferson Vineyards’ superior quality wines would make Thomas Jefferson proud.
In keeping with Jefferson’s original vision of winemaking in Virginia, Jefferson Vineyards uses only grapes grown on the property and at other high quality, dedicated vineyards across the Commonwealth.
Jefferson Vineyards is the perfect place to sip a glass of rich, award-winning local wine while looking out over the Blue Ridge Mountains. Conveniently located within Charlottesville, Jefferson Vineyards has succeeded in making Thomas Jefferson’s dream come alive.
Whether you’re looking for a serene place to enjoy a glass of wine and unwind after a long week, or the perfect romantic spot to watch the sun set over the Blue Ridge, Jefferson Vineyards is the ideal place to stop.