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Available: October 4th - October 6th, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour

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.

Ticket Pricing

  • 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.

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Participating Wineries & Vineyards:

AmRhein Wine Cellars
Barboursville Vineyards
Chateau Morrisette
Horton Vineyards
Kilaurwen Winery
Lake Anna Winery
Mediterranean Cellars
Narmada Winery
North Gate Vineyard
Paradise Springs Winery
Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery
Rockbridge Vineyard
Rosemont Vineyards
Stanburn Winery
Trump Winery
The Williamsburg Winery
Wintergreen Winery

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 (Cash and Credit Accepted).
  • Remember to bring a valid photo ID for entry.