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Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival

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If you missed the inaugural Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival in 2009 you won’t want to miss this one.  This is the last wine festival in Central Virginia for 2010 and even though it is late in the year, it is held in heated tents so weather shouldn’t be an issue. Because it is held in tents, there are a limited number of tickets for sale so don’t delay in purchasing your ticket.   The Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival will be held at Poplar Forest (Thomas Jefferson’s summer home).

The festival will be held on November 20, 2010 from 11:00am to 5:00pm.  Visitors will enjoy Virginia wineries, featuring the Bedford Wine Trail, local food purveyors and artisans, musical entertainment, and much more. “Mr. Jefferson” himself will also be present to talk about his love of wines and his home at Poplar Forest. Guided tours of Jefferson’s retreat home will also be available throughout the day.

Tickets are now available online! Please click here to access the ticketing site.

CLICK HERE to see photos from the inaugural Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival in 2009.

Participating wineries include:
* Barboursville Vineyards
* Kluge Estate Vineyards
* DelFosse Vineyards and Winery
* Jefferson Vineyards
* Gabriele Rausse Winery
* Rebec Vineyards
* Sans Soucy Vineyards
* Peaks of Otter Winery
* Hickory Hill Vineyards and Winery
* LeoGrande Winery
* White Rock Vineyards and Winery
* Savoy-Lee Winery

Tasting: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Non-Taster or Ages 12-20: $10.00
Under 12, free
Available at the Poplar Forest Museum Shop, the Basket Case (Lynchburg), the Lynchburg Visitors Center and the Bedford Welcome Center.

Tickets are now available online: Please click here to access the ticketing site.
PLEASE NOTE: If you order tickets online (which is highly recommended) you will receive them no later than 10 days prior to the event. If you have questions concerning online ticket sales, please email or call (800) 594-8499.

If you will be traveling from outside the area, don’t forget to make your reservations with The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, in Lynchburg, Virginia.  If you mention the “Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival” you will receive two tickets to the event (assuming you make your reservation before tickets have been sold out).  You must mention this at the time of your reservation and a minimum two night stay is required to receive your complementary tickets.  You can not combine this offer with any other offer or discount.

Tickets includes general admission, a commemorative wine glass, and tastings from each winery. Wine glasses and tastings with tasting tickets only (adults will be asked to show proof of age at the gate).

The wine festival will occur rain or shine. All activities will be held in heated spaces. Must be 21 years or older to taste wines.