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Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour at Mount Vernon | By Jennifer Holtzman | Old Town Post


Love history? Love wine? Love sunset? Love blues? Then you’ll love Mount Vernon’s Fall Wine Festival and Sunset Tour at Mount Vernon.

The festival runs Friday, October 7th through Sunday the 9th and the cost is as follows:

  • Friday, October 7: $40
  • Saturday, October 8: $48
  • Sunday, October 9: $36
  • VIP: $1,100 for a table of 12 (complete details below)

The following are Program Details provided by Mount Vernon:

screen-shot-2016-09-21-at-11-32-57-amVisitors learn about the successes and failures of our Founding Father’s wine endeavors, enjoy live blues music, and meet “George and Martha Washington” on the Mansion’s piazza. Guests experience an evening tour of the Washingtons’ home and are invited to visit the basement where he stored his wine. To accompany the wine tasting, fruit and cheese boxes are available by advance purchase for $29.99.

VIP tables start at $1,100 and include admission for 12 people, three bottles of Mount Vernon house wine, a dessert platter from Alexandria Pastry Shop, a fruit and cheese tray from the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant, and private waiter service.

Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour takes place rain or shine and all ticket sales are final.

The vineyards / wineries participating in the Wine Festival and Sunset Tour are from Virginia. Here is a comprehensive list:

Vineyard / Winery Virginia Location
Ankida Ridge Vineyards Amherst,  VA
Barboursville Vineyards Barboursville, VA
Beliveau Estate Winery Blacksburg, VA
Chateau Morrisette Floyd, VA
CrossKeys Vineyards Mt. Crawford, VA
DelFosse Vineyards & Winery Faber, VA
Democracy Vineyards Lovingston, VA
Dog & Oyster Vineyard Irvington, VA
Elk Island Winery Goochland, VA
Fincastle Vineyard & Winery Fincastle, VA
Horton Vineyards Gordonsville, VA
Ingleside Vineyards Oak Grove, VA
Jefferson Vineyards Charlottesville, VA
Maggie Malick Wine Caves Purcellville, VA
Mountfair Vineyards Crozet, VA
Mountain Cove Vineyards Lovingston, VA
Philip Carter Winery Hume, VA
Rosemont Vineyards La Crosse, VA
Stanburn Winery Stuart, VA
The Williamsburg Winery Williamsburg, VA


To purchase tickets click here. Cheers!


(All photos are from Mount Vernon)

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