Jefferson Vineyards

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1353 Thomas Jefferson Parkway

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Wineries/Breweries Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.9

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  • 4.5Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Jefferson Vineyards is one of Charlottesville's favorite wineries for several reasons. One, its heritage (commissioned by Thomas Jefferson who donated this part of his land to a viticulturist for the purpose of producing wine); two, its size (it boasts 22 acres of vines); and three, its low tasting fee (only $12 to taste eight wines, and you get to take your tasting glass home). Its convenient location, a little more than a mile southeast of Monticello, isn't too shabby either. 

It's for these reasons that travelers highly recommend stopping at the vineyard. When you're not sampling the wine in the tasting room, grab a bottle and park yourself on the outdoor lawn space or indoor seating area for some truly spectacular views. You're also welcome to bring your own picnic. Aside from the quality of the wine, recent travelers were also impressed with the knowledgeable staff, who visitors said provided a wealth of information about the wine and the vineyard's far-reaching history. Reviewers do recommend visiting early, however, as the winery closes its doors early.

Jefferson Vineyards' tasting room is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 or 6 p.m. (depending on the season). For more information, visit the official website.

Looking for more wineries to explore? Check out our list of some of the top Charlottesville wineries to visit.

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