When Thomas Jefferson and Italian Filippo Mazzei decided to establish a vineyard, they chose the land between Monticello and Ash-Lawn – the site of present day Jefferson Vineyards. With financial backing of many of our nation's Founding Fathers, Mazzei aspired to produce the wines they now bottle - Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Sample the award-winning wines, tour the winery and browse the gift shop. Bring a picnic lunch (Brix Marketplace is just around the corner) and relax on the deck among the mountains, vineyards and horses.
Opening Times - daily from 11am to 5pm. Tours are given on the hour between noon and 4pm (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day).
Tasting Fees - $1.00.
Food - light fare.
Vicinity - Charlottesville Albemarle.
Directions - located on Hwy 53 between Monticello and Ash Lawn-Highland. From I-64, take exit 121A toward Scottsville. Immediately past the light, turn left onto Hwy 53. Entrance is 3 miles on right.
1353 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (800) 272-3042