Join Mount Vernon for the 20th anniversary of the most popular event of the year! Sample wines from 20 of Virginia's finest wineries while enjoying spectacular views at Mount Vernon. 

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Join Mount Vernon for the 20th anniversary of the most popular event of the year! Sample wines from 20 of Virginia's finest wineries while enjoying spectacular views at Mount Vernon. 

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Mount Vernon’s Wine Festival & Sunset Tour takes place rain or shine. Individual tickets are sold out. VIP tables are still available for all three evenings. Call (703) 799-8668 to book a VIP table. $5 service fee per transaction.

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Mount Vernon’s Wine Festival & Sunset Tour takes place rain or shine. Individual tickets are sold out. VIP tables are still available for all three evenings. Call (703) 799-8668 to book a VIP table.

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 east lawn as they sample wines from 20 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 and cheese boxes are available by advance purchase for $29.99 plus tax. 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 starting at $1,200. 

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 at Mount Vernon 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. 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 Wineries

Barboursville Vineyards
Breaux Vineyards
Chateau Morrisette
Delaplane Cellars
Early Mountain Vineyards
Fox Meadow Winery
Gray Ghost Vineyards
Horton Vineyards
Ingleside Vineyards
Jefferson Vineyards
Kilaurwen Winery
Lake Anna Winery
Naked Mountain Winery
Narmada Winery
Prince Michel Vineyard
Rappahannock Cellars
Rockbridge Vineyard
Rosemont Vineyards
Veritas Winery
The Williamsburg Winery

Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant Menu

Entree Sandwiches

BBQ pulled pork or chicken sandwich with coleslaw        $9
BBQ pulled pork or chicken sliders with coleslaw   $9
Grilled chicken satay (3 skewers) $9
Turkey & havarti cheese sandwich $9
Italian cold cuts sandwich $9
Crabcake sandwich $15
Lobster Roll $18
+ Add chips $2

Lite fair & snacks

Jalapeño poppers $5
Fried pickles $5
Fried mozzarella $5
Salami, brie, tomato & mozzarella sampler $11
Fruit & cheese sampler $9
Chipotle cheese spread with baguette or lavash cracker $5
Hummus spread (original) with baguette or lavash cracker $5
Lavash cracker by Lyon Bakery  $4
Half baguette by Firehook Bakery  $4
Chipotle cheese spread $3
"Dirty" Potato Chips (Seasalt or BBQ) $3
New England style clam chowder $4

Beverages

Coke $3
Diet Coke $3
Sprite $3
Dasani water $3
Smartwater $4

Alexandria Pastry Shop Desserts

Brownie $4
Cupcake $4
Fruit bar $4
Cake slice $6
Strawberry shortcake $6
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3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121