Our most popular event of the year! Enjoy the finest Virginia wine while enjoying spectacular views at Mount Vernon.

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Member pre-sale March 23-March 27. Tickets available March 30.

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Friday, May 15: $40. Saturday, May 16: $46. Sunday, May 17: $36

Program Details

Mount Vernon’s Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour celebrates the history of wine in Virginia with exclusive evening tours of the Mansion and cellar, appearances by “George and Martha Washington”, and live jazz on the east lawn overlooking the scenic Potomac River. Visitors can bring a blanket and relax on the lawn as they sample wines from 16 Virginia wineries. 

During tours of the Mansion, interpreters will discuss Washington’s attempts at creating a vineyard and highlight various wine-related items inside the Mansion, including the basement’s brick vaults where Washington stored his wine.

To accompany the wine tasting, Fruit & Cheese Boxes are available by advance purchase for $26. A variety of hot and cold food and desserts including baguettes, gourmet sandwiches, and specialty sweets will be available on site from the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant. Outside food and beverages are not allowed. Pets are also not allowed.

Private reserved tables featuring a fruit and cheese platter, a dessert platter, three bottles of house wine and VIP table service are available for $1200. 

Guests can take home a remembrance of Mount Vernon’s Wine Festival and Sunset Tour from the Shops at Mount Vernon, open until 9:30 p.m. each evening. Cases of wine purchased at the Wine Festival can be transported by wine valets to the Shops for easy pick up at the end of the evening.  

All proceeds benefit the ongoing preservation and restoration of Mount Vernon and its educational programs.

Mount Vernon’s Wine Festival & Sunset Tour takes place rain or shine, tickets are limited and all sales are final. This is a popular event; early ticket purchase is suggested. Guests must be prepared to show identification for wine service. Designated drivers will receive free Coca-Cola soft drinks.


 Participating Vineyards & Wineries

Barboursville Vineyards
Barrel Oak Winery, LLC
CrossKeys Vineyards
Delaplane Cellars
Early Mountain Vineyards
Fincastle Vineyard & Winery
Fox Meadow Winery
General’s Ridge Vineyard
Gray Ghost Vineyards
Horton Vineyards
Jefferson Vineyards

New Kent Winery at Dombroski Vineyards
Potomac Point Winery
Prince Michel Vineyard
Rockbridge Vineyard
Trump Winery
Veritas Winery
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