Jefferson Vineyards
Jefferson Vineyards
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11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
In 1774 Thomas Jefferson and Filippo Mazzei created Virginia's first commercial wine company and vineyard on our estate. Four decades ago, we introduced quality modern viticulture to Virginia. Our wines range from delicate and refreshing, to elegant, full-bodied and rich. We are one of the highest awarded Virginia wineries for Viognier (the state grape). In 2001 we bottled one of Virginia's first Petit Verdot varietals. We continue extensive experimentation with these two varietals, skin fermented white wines and a range of small batch estate reserve wines that reflect the best of our Virginia terroir. We are located 1 mile from Monticello and Jame's Monroe's Highland Estate.
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  • Leonard M
    97 contributions
    Mediocre wines, hit & miss service
    Jefferson is another vineyard that has standard flights. you don't pick from a list of things you might like to try. I had a red flight. The fellow who poured my flight was very friendly but didn't have anything to say about the wines. The older fellow who had some knowledge was disinclined to speak to me. "Anything else?" were his only words when I brought the empty glasses back in. They were not busy. The wines weren't bad, but they were mediocre compared to the other wineries I visited during my four day stay in Charlottesville. The only winery where I didn't purchase any bottles.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 20, 2023
  • _mdecoe
    Sanford, Michigan151 contributions
    Sweet wines are available!!
    I like sweet wines and this is the only vineyard in the area that had some choices. The guy that waited on us was so cute, I really enjoyed talking with him. They even had a dessert wine, with good prices. Amazingly, they let you taste the wine!!! I am use to being able to taste wine before purchasing it, that’s how the Michiganders do it.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written April 26, 2023
  • Kristen B
    213 contributions
    Beautiful flower garden!
    Very beautiful vineyard and the flower garden is amazing! It's a goal of mine to visit all of the vineyards in Virginia, so I've been working threw them a bit at a time. My husband and I stopped here on our way back from the beach. The wine was good and the staff was friendly. I'd return.
    Visited July 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 23, 2023
  • obizerokenobi
    Los Angeles, California171 contributions
    T-Jeff's Vineyards
    This vineyard is, unsurprisingly, the exact vineyard where Thomas Jefferson grew – or tried to grow – grapes for wine. It’s about a 4-minute drive from Monticello (though we have to remember that the Monticello estate when Jefferson owned it was absolutely massive, at several thousand acres, or about 8sq mi.). The place offers a great selection of wines to drink by the glass, bottle, or tasting flight. The snack box you can get to accompany the wine(s) may seem quite expensive, just a captive audience price, but once you actually look at the quantity and quality of cheese, jam, and crackers that come in the box, it’s not unreasonable at all. Though the wine tasting flights seem to be rigid, you can switch out one wine for another (the flights are all the same price). There’s great outdoor seating and the place is kid-friendly and amenable to leashed, well-behaved dogs. There’s plenty of parking, too. They can package wines sold by the bottle if necessary, and they might ship, too. The only downside is that they don’t have water from a fountain that they can fill in cups for guests; you have to buy bottled water. One word of advice: the roads nearby are beautiful, but they are narrow, curvy, and hilly, so be extra careful and do not leave the place if you are buzzed or drunk!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 13, 2023
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Joan F
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
We arrived at the winery on a beautiful fall afternoon after visiting the Trump winery. We were told we parked in the wrong lot and had to move the car. The lot was not crowded. We ordered two flights for tasting white and red. You couldn’t discuss the wine with the employee, couldn’t drink it inside. and you couldn’t pay with cash only credit card was an acceptable payment because of covid. The wine descriptions were under the glasses. They were not very hospitable and seemed as if they couldn’t wait for closing time. I would not recommend a visit there because the atmosphere was unfriendly and the wine was just adequate. We thought with the Jefferson name it would have offered so historical facts. With so many other wineries don’t waste your time. Do visit the Trump winery right up the street.
Written October 26, 2023
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obizerokenobi
Los Angeles, CA171 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
This vineyard is, unsurprisingly, the exact vineyard where Thomas Jefferson grew – or tried to grow – grapes for wine. It’s about a 4-minute drive from Monticello (though we have to remember that the Monticello estate when Jefferson owned it was absolutely massive, at several thousand acres, or about 8sq mi.). The place offers a great selection of wines to drink by the glass, bottle, or tasting flight. The snack box you can get to accompany the wine(s) may seem quite expensive, just a captive audience price, but once you actually look at the quantity and quality of cheese, jam, and crackers that come in the box, it’s not unreasonable at all. Though the wine tasting flights seem to be rigid, you can switch out one wine for another (the flights are all the same price). There’s great outdoor seating and the place is kid-friendly and amenable to leashed, well-behaved dogs. There’s plenty of parking, too. They can package wines sold by the bottle if necessary, and they might ship, too. The only downside is that they don’t have water from a fountain that they can fill in cups for guests; you have to buy bottled water. One word of advice: the roads nearby are beautiful, but they are narrow, curvy, and hilly, so be extra careful and do not leave the place if you are buzzed or drunk!
Written September 13, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kristen B
Clifton Forge, VA213 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Very beautiful vineyard and the flower garden is amazing! It's a goal of mine to visit all of the vineyards in Virginia, so I've been working threw them a bit at a time. My husband and I stopped here on our way back from the beach. The wine was good and the staff was friendly. I'd return.
Written June 23, 2023
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_mdecoe
Sanford, MI151 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
I like sweet wines and this is the only vineyard in the area that had some choices. The guy that waited on us was so cute, I really enjoyed talking with him. They even had a dessert wine, with good prices. Amazingly, they let you taste the wine!!! I am use to being able to taste wine before purchasing it, that’s how the Michiganders do it.
Written April 26, 2023
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Leonard M
Plano, Texas97 contributions
Apr 2023
Jefferson is another vineyard that has standard flights. you don't pick from a list of things you might like to try. I had a red flight. The fellow who poured my flight was very friendly but didn't have anything to say about the wines. The older fellow who had some knowledge was disinclined to speak to me. "Anything else?" were his only words when I brought the empty glasses back in. They were not busy. The wines weren't bad, but they were mediocre compared to the other wineries I visited during my four day stay in Charlottesville. The only winery where I didn't purchase any bottles.
Written April 20, 2023
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Toadhollowtravellers
PA855 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Our first stop on our winery visits. This is a smaller winery. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our shared tasting outside at a table overlooking the garden area. A nice selection of wines.
Written April 20, 2023
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fradis m
4 contributions
Oct 2022
get here early! it's a winery so expect people.
The staff were all very friendly and knowledgeable of their products. they offer a good variety of wines, to me most of them lacked character. they just seemed to be cookie cutter versions of themselves.

the overall experience was good... but It's a winery, and they get docked a point for ok wine.
Written October 24, 2022
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Thank you for your visit and kind words regarding our winery and our team. We appreciate your feedback. We understand wine tasting is a subjective endeavor. Did you notice some of our award winning library and reserve wines also available for purchase?
Written November 13, 2022
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Bob F
Parkland, FL473 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Staff was knowledgeable about their wines and took the time to explain them. The facilities were not among the best.
Written August 11, 2022
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We appreciate your kind words regarding our staff and their wine knowledge. We take pride in knowing about wine given our rich history. Our boutique winery is on a smaller scale and thus focuses on more intimate experiences rather than hosting larger crowds. Except on busy weekends.
Written August 15, 2022
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cjbielinski
Lancaster, NY7 contributions
Aug 2022
Beautiful grounds and a very helpful lady who was very informative about the area (sorry I can't remember her name)
Written August 10, 2022
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We are grateful for your feedback. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to welcome you again soon.
Written August 15, 2022
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680eric
Rockville, MD138 contributions
Apr 2022
Really nice winery around the cornern from Monticello. Nice staff and wines (Cythhia our server did a great job telling us about the history of the place and pouring our wines for us). Favorite wine was the 2019 Meritage. It was a breezy day but the indoor room was open and very comfortable. Bringing your own snacks/picnic is allowed. Will definitely go again during our next visit to C-ville.
Written April 13, 2022
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We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Wine history education is an important component of our experience and we are delighted to read your enthusiastic comments regarding Cynthia. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Written April 18, 2022
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