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

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Add to Calendar 05/19/2017 18:00:00 05/21/2017 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 20 of Virginia's finest wineries while enjoying spectacular views at the estate. 

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VIP tables are still available on all three nights.

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Friday, May 19: $40; Saturday, May 20: SOLD OUT; Sunday, May 21: $36

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.

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

Food Options

To accompany the wine tasting, fruit and cheese boxes are available by advance purchase for $29.99 (plus tax). Contents include:

Cheese: muenster, fontina, and smoked gouda
Charcuterie: pepperoni and salami
Fruit: red grapes, oranges, strawberries, and blackberries
Crudité: carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes, and broccoli
Ranch dressing
Dinner roll
Salted peanuts
Napkins, forks, and knives

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 for $1,200 on Friday, $1,300 on Saturday, and $1,100 on Sunday. These tables include a fruit, cheese, and meat platter, a dessert platter, three bottles of house wine, and VIP table service.


Participating Vineyards:

Name Location
Arterra Wines Delaplane, VA
Barboursville Vineyards Barboursville, VA
Blue Valley Vineyard & Winery Delaplane, VA
Chateau Morrisette Floyd, VA
DelFosse Vineyards & Winery Faber, VA
Dry Mill Vineyards & Winery Leesburg, VA
Fox Meadow Winery Linden, VA
Glass House Winery, LLC Free Union, VA
Grey Horse Vineyards Midland, VA
Hiddencroft Vineyards Lovettsville, VA
Horton Vineyards Gordonsville, VA
Jefferson Vineyards Charlottesville, VA
Lake Anna Winery Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA
Miracle Valley Vineyard Delaplane, VA
Molon Lave Vineyards Warrenton, VA
North Gate Vineyard Purcellville, VA
North Mountain Vineyard & Winery Maurertown, VA
Otium Cellars Purcellville, VA
Sunset Hills Vineyard Purcellville, VA
The 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 $5 transaction fee in addition to ticket price.

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Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121