Mount Vernon’s Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour celebrates the history of wine in Virginia with candlelit tours of the Mansion, including the rarely-open basement where Washington stored his wine, and live jazz on the east lawn overlooking the scenic Potomac River. Guests can sample wines from 16 Virginia wineries, learn about the successes and failures of our Founding Father’s wine endeavors, and meet “George and Martha Washington” on the Mansion's piazza.
Concessions by the Mount Vernon Inn are available for purchase. Outside food and beverage are not allowed.
Advance ticket purchase is recommended for this popular event. Tickets are $38 per person, fruit and cheese boxes are $26 each, and VIP tables (for up to 12 people) are $1,000.
NEW - Wine Festival Express: Round trip transportation from the King Street Metro Station is available for Friday, May 17. Shuttle tickets are $30 per person and do not include event admission. Shuttles depart Alexandria at 5:30 p.m. sharp and return from Mount Vernon at 9:15 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, May 17 & 18 - General Admission is SOLD OUT.
VIP Tables are still available for Friday, May 17.
General Admission and VIP Tables are available for Sunday, May 19.
Participating Wineries & Vineyards
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