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Jefferson Vineyards

1353 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7518
+1 434-977-3042
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In 1774, Thomas Jefferson, America's first wine connoisseur, convinced Italian Philip Mazzei to establish a vineyard on our property. With the financial support of George Washington and other prominent colonists, Virginia's first wine company was founded on our estate. Thirty seven years ago we became a pioneer of the modern Virginia wine industry. Our award-winning wines range from delicate and refreshing, to elegant, full-bodied and rich. Our property is located between Monticello and James Monroe's Highland and is only 10 minutes from Charlottesville. Groups over six guests are welcome to purchase bottles and glasses of our wine to enjoy on our grounds. We can only accommodate groups of six guests or more with a prior reservation on weekdays. We look forward to your visit.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“wine tasting” (42 reviews)
“vin blanc” (5 reviews)
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1353 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7518
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"tasting room"
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"wine tasting"
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"vin blanc"
in 5 reviews
"nice tasting"
in 9 reviews
"tasting experience"
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"purchased bottles"
in 4 reviews
"tasting fee"
in 10 reviews
"outdoor patio"
in 4 reviews
"wine trail"
in 7 reviews
"great wine"
in 12 reviews
"adirondack chairs"
in 5 reviews
"cheese and crackers"
in 4 reviews
"virginia wines"
in 7 reviews
"staff was very friendly"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful location"
in 7 reviews
"down the road"
in 6 reviews
"charlottesville area"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

What a disappointment! Didn't like the wine, didn't like the woman who provided the tastings! The building and grounds were lovely, but the server really set the tone for an unpleasant visit.More

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Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your tasting experience. Can you provide us with more details about your server and why your tasting was unpleasant? Without details it is hard for us to make any improvements. Kindly respond...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We have gone to Jefferson Vineyards 3-4 times over the last 10 years. The grounds are beautiful, the tasting room is nice, but unfortunately this time I tasted 9 wines and didn't find one I would like to purchase. In previous visits I always left...More

Thank edvh81
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Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

We appreciate your feedback and thank you for your visit. We are glad you enjoyed our grounds during this beautiful time of year. Wine tasting is subjective and we appreciate that everyone has different palates and tastes. If your taste is for bolder and stronger...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

If you’re staying in the Downtown Charlottesville area, popping over to Jefferson Vineyards is a no brainer. They allow you to bring a picnic lunch and have several areas on the beautiful property where you can enjoy it. We are staying on the Downtown Mall....More

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Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

We're delighted to hear you enjoyed our wines while picnicking on our grounds. Thank you for spending your day with us. Next year, we will be re-opening Simeon Store (previously known as SALT) under new management. Thanks again for your kind words.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

This winery is small but they are very helpful and it was a great way to taste wine produced in Virginia. They had a wide variety of wines. Many of the wines were new varieties made from Virginia grapes. THe person who managed our wine...More

Thank Eric K
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Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Thank you for your visit and kind words. We're glad you enjoyed our wines - it's been a 36 year journey and each year seeks to improve on the prior year. Our tasting room sells an assortment of cheeses, charcuterie, crackers and chips that pair...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The visit was a last minute decision and so glad we did it. Wine and history was good. We had wished they had some sort of restaurant but they no longer have one. They had my favorite C-Ville Candy! You must try some! Small but...More

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Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

We are so glad you decided to visit us. Thank you for your feedback. Our Simeon Store (used to be known as SALT) will re-open next year, in late winter/early spring, under a new name and management. Currently, at our winery we offer charcuterie, cheeses,...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Upon arriving, there appeared to be a number of available staff members who were not assisting customers. We walked up to a tasting booth (?) and were completely ignored by the tasting associate. After a few minutes of standing there patiently waiting to be helped,...More

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Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

We are so sorry to read about your experience with us and I'd like to apologize. We very much would like to follow-up with you in order to better understand some of the details you mentioned in your review, the date of your visit, and...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Wines are very good , but the tasting room itself was small and rushed. If you are not a member , you can't use the extra room, so an additional glass on a bad weather day is tough. We did buy several bottles for gifts...More

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Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

We appreciate your visit and feedback. Thank you. Kindly note our second tasting room (directly across from our main tasting room) is open to all customers. This space has air conditioning and indoor seating during summer months, as well as a lovely fireplace which is...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

We visited Jefferson on a Friday afternoon - probably not the best time for a relaxed experience. We had also visit two others earlier in the day and this was perhaps the least engaging. The tasting room was very crowded. Fortunately, the person pouring the...More

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Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for your kind words about our wines (Viognier) and for your helpful feedback. We are pleased our tasting room employee (retired military) gave you a good experience and will share this review with him. Friday afternoons are busy times in our tasting room,...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Jefferson Vineyards was a third stop on our personal wine touring experience. It was one of our favorites! The wines are so delicious. The moment you walk on the winery grounds, you can look up to see Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. Inside the winery is a...More

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Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for your visit and kind words. We're delighted you had a wonderful experience with us. We work hard to provide informative wine tasting experiences, as well as a range of indoor and outdoor spaces for our customers to enjoy our wine. We look...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

We had an enjoyable tasting experience here. The wine is very good, the service is pleasant and the property is delightful. Easy place to spend an afternoon.

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Attila W, Owner at Jefferson Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We're delighted you enjoyed your wine tasting experience and our grounds. Thanks again for your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Hchip00
17 December 2017|
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Response from Chip L | Reviewed this property |
It would be ok to bring children but it can get kind of boring for little ones. If you pack a picnic and bring frisbees, soccer balls etc, they would enjoy the trip. Imagine being 9 and watching a bunch of adults sipping... More
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Amanda W
11 May 2017|
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Response from JVManager | Property representative |
Why yes there is! Our Tasting Room is also our retail shop and all of our wines are available for purchase.
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Andrea S
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Response from TravelFoodWine07 | Reviewed this property |
We've taken our little guy several times. We usually hold him while we're tasting, but I've seen other dogs just on leashes. We just hold ours because he doesn't always have great manners when he's in small spaces... he... More
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