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Available: May 17th - May 19th, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour

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.

Click here to purchase tickets, fruit and cheese boxes, and VIP Tables. 

Participating Wineries & Vineyards

  • Barboursville Vineyards
  • Cedar Creek Winery
  • DelFosse Vineyard & Winery
  • Early Mountain Vineyards
  • Fabbioli Cellars
  • Fincastle Vineyard & Winery
  • Fox Meadow Winery
  • Gray Ghost Vineyards
  • Horton Vineyards
  • Jefferson Vineyards
  • Old House Vineyards
  • Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery
  • Sunset Hills Vineyard
  • Veramar Vineyards
  • Veritas Vineyard
  • Winery at Bull Run
Special Notes: 

Here are some helpful hints to make your evening more enjoyable:

  • Remember to bring a lawn chair or blanket - this is a casual relaxing evening on the lawn
  • This event is held rain or shine so come prepared
  • Concessions by the Mount Vernon Inn are available in the tasting tent.
  • Remember to bring a valid photo ID for entry.