Sample wines from 16 Virginia vineyards and wineries while enjoying spectacular views at Mount Vernon! Meet "General and Lady Washington" on the piazza.
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.
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.
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.
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.