Mount Vernon’s Fall 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 blues 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.
Friday and Sunday - $38
Saturday - $44
Fruit & Cheese boxes - $26
VIP Tables - $1,200
VIP tables include admission for 12 people, 3 bottles of the Mount Vernon house wine, dessert platter from Alexandria Pastry Shop, fruit and cheese tray from Mount Vernon Inn, and private waiter service.
Advance ticket purchase is recommended for this popular event. Ticket sales begin August 26 at 10:00 a.m. online or at Mount Vernon’s Ford Orientation Center. Members may purchase their tickets in advance August 19-23.
Participating Wineries & Vineyards:
AmRhein Wine Cellars
Lake Anna Winery
North Gate Vineyard
Paradise Springs Winery
Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery
The Williamsburg Winery
Here are some helpful hints to make your evening more enjoyable: