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.

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