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

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Add to Calendar 05/18/2018 18:00:00 05/20/2018 21:00:00 America/Rio_Branco Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour

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

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Member Pre-sale: February 26, 10am - March 2, 5pm; Public Sale: March 5, 10am

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Friday, May 18: $42; Saturday, May 19: $48; Sunday, May 20: $38

Celebrate the history of wine in Virginia with exclusive evening tours of the Mansion and cellar, appearances by George and Martha Washington, and a live jazz band. Bring a blanket, relax on the east lawn overlooking the scenic Potomac River, and sample wines made in Virginia. 

During tours of the Mansion, visit the cellar where Washington stored his wine and learn about the successes and failures of our Founding Father’s endeavors with wine.

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


Friday, May 18: Sonyx
Saturday, May 19: Trio Caliente
Sunday, May 20: Anthem String Quartet

Sonyx is a traditional jazz quartet playing instrumental jazz and swing music, as well as contemporary jazz. This group's smooth sound and dynamic repertoire are unbeatable.

Trio Caliente produces fiery Latin music from two guitarists and a female vocalist, seamlessly fusing together elements of Bossa Nova, gypsy rumba and contemporary flamenco.

Anthem String Quartet's repertoire will feature classical styles, including period music George Washington would have heard at Mount Vernon.

Food Options

To accompany the wine tasting, fruit and cheese boxes are available by advance purchase. 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.

VIP Tables

Private, reserved tables that seat twelve are available. These tables include a fruit, cheese, and meat platter, a dessert platter, three bottles of house wine, and VIP table service.


Winery Location
Barboursville Vineyards Barboursville, VA
Breaux Vineyards Purcellville, VA
Chateau Morrisette Floyd, VA
Early Mountain Vineyard Madison, VA
Fox Meadow Winery Linden, VA
Glass House Winery Free Union, VA
Gray Ghost Vineyards Amissville, VA
Horton Vineyards Gordonsville, VA
Ingleside Vineyards Colonial Beach, VA
Jefferson Vineyards Charlottesville, VA
Lake Anna Winery Spotsylvania, VA
Maggie Malick Wine Caves Purcellville, VA
Philip Carter Winery Hume, VA
Prince Michel Vineyard Leon, VA
Rappahannock Cellars Huntly, VA
Rockbridge Vineyards Raphine, VA
Rosemont Vineyards La Crosse, VA
Sunset Hills Vineyards Purcellville, VA
WhiteBarrel Winery Christiansburg, VA
Williamsburg Winery Williamsburg, VA

Mount Vernon’s Wine Festival & Sunset Tour takes place rain or shine. All sales are final. Early ticket purchase is suggested. Guests must be prepared to show identification for wine service. Designated drivers will receive free Coca-Cola soft drinks. Pets are not allowed. There is a $3 transaction fee in addition to ticket price.

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