The Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival is hosted at the famous Poplar Forest home, the Founding Father’s retreat located in nearby Forest, Virginia. The festival is hosted in November of each year to honor Thomas Jefferson’s legacy as the father of winemaking in Virginia.

Sample Virginian Wines in a Founding Father’s Home at the Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival

The Poplar Forest is the famous octagonal house designed by Thomas Jefferson, who among his many talents could also count architecture and winemaking. It is the sight of the Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival, which features over one dozen of the finest wineries in Virginia, as well as food and crafts available for purchase.

Ticket options for this event include VIP and general admission tickets. VIP tickets include access to a private tent, a private audience with Mr. Jefferson, a special wine tasting, and decadent hors d’oeuvres, while general admission tickets include wine tastings and a Poplar Forest wine glass. Tickets for the festival are available for purchase online after September 1st each year. Proceeds from the ticket sales go toward the preservation of the Poplar Forest as a historic artifact and living historical legacy.

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest is located at 1542 Bateman Bridge Rd., Forest, VA 24551. You can also learn more information about the Thomas Jefferson Poplar Forest Wine Festival by calling (434) 534-8120, or by speaking with a representative from Premier Vacation Rentals.

Area Attractions and Landmarks Worth Checking Out

There’s something wonderfully intriguing about taking part in an event on grounds with a historic legacy to indulge in too! While a stop at the ever-appealing Poplar Forest is sure to inspire the history buff in your group as well as the wine enthusiast if you’re in town for the festival, this landmark also offers up proximity to a long list of other options for fun as well! When you just can’t wait to make the absolute most of your Virginia adventure, be sure to add the following stops to your must-enjoy list and savor every minute of your stay.

Poplar Forest Golf Course

Located at 960 Ramblewood Road, the Poplar Forest Golf Course is a great place to set your sights if you’re the type of traveler that can’t get enough of time well spent on the greens. Tighten up your short and long game on this course which proves to be both challenging and fun and serves up plenty of inviting scenery to enjoy as you go. Open between the hours of 7:00 am and 8:30 pm, the Poplar Forest Golf Course is also a convenient place to fit in a tee time no matter what else happens to be on the itinerary for the day.

The Neighbor’s Place

You don’t have to travel far to find some fantastic and savory fare in nearby Lynchburg at The Neighbor’s Place. Satisfy your taste buds with style when you’re craving everything from seafood to steak in a setting that’s welcoming and elegant. Guests can pick and choose between main dining room seating or a spot on the spacious patio that’s sure to inspire a touch of romance. The Neighbor’s Place is conveniently located at 104 Paulette circle and is open between 11:30 am and 10:00 pm most nights of the week with extended hours until 11:00 pm on the weekends.

Ivy Creek Park

There’s nothing better than following up an exciting day of fun with a scenic stroll and that’s exactly what you can do at Ivy Creek Park. Situated at 118 Clemmons Lake Place in Lynchburg, this oasis of fun and relaxation is sure to inspire. Covering over 6 acres of ground, Ivy Creek Park includes access to playgrounds, green spaces, several winding pathways as well as picnic areas when you’re looking to indulge the senses with a view. If you’re up for time on the water, the park’s lake is perfect for kayaking, canoeing, or even casting a line from the pier.

Premier Vacation Rentals – Your Gateway to Smith Mountain Lake and Beyond

From the Thomas Jefferson Poplar Forest Wine Festival to other amazing events taking place in Smith Mountain Lake all throughout the year, our vacation rentals allow you and your guests to experience the best of Smith Mountain Lake’s events. Contact our team of reservation specialists to find out more information when you book your lodgings with us today!