Taste unlimited samples from Virginia wineries after hours at George Washington's estate.

Sunday, October 11 is canceled.

Add to Calendar 10/09/2020 18:00:00 10/11/2020 21:00:00 America/New_York Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour

Taste unlimited samples from Virginia wineries after hours at George Washington's estate.

Sunday, October 11 is canceled.

East Lawn
12-Acre Field
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Cost

Starting at:
$42 for members
$46 for non-members

Sunday, October 11 Fall Wine Festival Canceled; Tickets & Tables Will Be Refunded

Due to forecasted heavy rains, Mount Vernon will cancel Sunday, October 11 evening of Fall Wine Festival. All tickets and tables will be automatically refunded. Please allow 3-5 business days to receive your refund.

Please contact 703-780-2000 with any questions.

Sample Virginia-Made Wines

  • Bring a blanket and relax on the east lawn overlooking the Potomac River.
  • Sample wine from Virginia wineries.
  • Meet George Washington.

The Mansion will be closed during this event. 

Mount Vernon can be accessed from the Washington, DC metro by car or by public transportation. Doors open at 6:00 pm each night.

VIP Tables

VIP Tables

VIP tables include:

  • Admission for 12 people
  • Three bottles of Mount Vernon house wine
  • A charcuterie tray from the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant
  • A fruit tray from the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant
  • A dessert platter from Alexandria Pastry Shop
  • Private waiter service

VIP tables will be spaced more than 6-feet apart from other tables. However, guests sitting at the same table will be in close proximity of each other and food will be served on shared platters. All servers for VIP tables will wear face coverings.

Participating Wineries

Participating Wineries

  • AmRhein Wine Cellars - Bent Mountain, VA
  • Chateau Morrisette - Meadows of Dan, VA
  • DelFosse Vineyards & Winery - Faber, VA
  • Fox Meadow Winery - Linden, Va
  • Gray Ghost Vineyards - Amissville, VA
  • Horton Vineyards - Gordonsville, VA
  • Ingleside Vineyards - Oak Grove, VA
  • Lake Anna Winery - Spotsylvania, VA
  • Lost Creek Winery - Leesburg, VA
  • Narmada Winery - Amissville, VA
  • North Mountain Vineyard & Winery - Maurertown, VA
  • Philip Carter - Hume, VA
Food Options

Food Options

Fruit & Cheese Boxes

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

The fruit and cheese box contains:

  • Salami
  • Pepperoni
  • Fontina
  • Smoked Gouda
  • Oranges
  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Blackberries
  • Celery Sticks
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Broccoli
  • 6” Soft Roll
  • Brownie

Additional Food Options

Concessions will also be available inside both tasting tents.

Hot Items

  • Jumbo Hot Dog - $6
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich - $8
  • ½ Smoked Sub with Peppers and Onions - $9
  • Chili Mac and Cheese - $9
  • Loaded Tater Tots - $9 (only available at 12 acre tent)
  • Cheeseburger with Chips - $10 (only available at 12 acre tent)
  • Colonial Pretzel - $5
  • Buffalo Chicken Dip with Baguette - $7

Cold Items

  • Half Baguette with Hummus - $6
  • Fruit & Cheese Box - $8
  • Charcuterie Box - $10
  • Smoked Salmon & Boursin Cheese on a French Baguette - $12
  • Lobster Roll - $16
  • Veggie Wrap - $8
  • Chicken Salad Sandwich - $8
  • Spinach Strawberry and Feta Salad - $9
  • Chicken Caesar Salad - $8
  • Plain Baguette - $3

Snacks

  • Assorted Chips - $2
  • Kettle Corn - $2
  • Jumbo Seasonal Cookies - $3

Beverages

  • Soda - $2
  • Dasani Water - $3
  • Powerade - $3

Outside food and beverages are not allowed.

What to Expect This Year

Safety Measures

Safety Measures

  • Social Distancing: We ask guests to maintain 6-feet of social distancing. 
  • Facial Coverings: All guests, wineries and staff will be required to wear facial coverings both indoors and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Hand Sanitizer: Hand sanitizer stations are located around the estate.
  • Enhanced Cleaning: Mount Vernon's staff will provide regular enhanced cleaning in high touch areas throughout the day.
  • Tenting: This year's event features two tents instead of one to allow for social distancing. The tents will be open sided, weather permitting. 
  • Tasting Tents: Wineries will be given ample space and tasting set ups will be arranged to discouraged crowding.
  • Tasting Process: Guests will request tastings and move outdoors or out of line to taste. Guests are encouraged to purchase bottles and enjoy tasting on the lawn.
  • VIP Tables: VIP tables will be located on the East Lawn. Servers will wear face coverings.

Wines Available

Tastings are included with your ticket. Bottles are also available for sale (prices listed below).

AmRhein Wine Cellars

  • 2019 Pinot Grigio - Crisp and refreshing with apple and lemon with a touch of almond on a lingering finish. $19
  • 2019 Petite Manseng – Rich creamy apricot flavors lead to subtle spice note and a touch of sweet caramel on the finish. $23
  • 2016 Aglianico – Medium bodied Italian style red wine features bright cherry flavors with smooth tannins. $25
  • 2019 Blush – Sweet rosé style with loads of honeydew, strawberries, and blueberries with a hint of orange zest. $19
  • Ruby – A decadently sweet red blend flavored with raspberries and chocolate. $17
  • Sangria – A delicious blend of wine, fruit juices, and carbonation that is sweet and fruity. $17

Delfosse Vineyards & Winery

  • 2016 Grand Cru Reserve - Gold Medal – Virginia Governor’s Cup - Aromas of honeysuckle and pineapple; big stone fruit flavors. $25 per bottle
  • 2017 Deer Rock White - Gold Medal – Virginia Governor’s Cup - Floral, bright, and fruity with a slightly sweet finish. $19 per bottle
  • 2015 Grinning Fox - Silver Medal – Virginia Governor’s Cup - Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot; bright cherries, plum, earth, spice. $27 per bottle
  • 2014 Screaming Hawk Meritage - Gold Medal – Monticello Wine Cup - Aromas of raspberry and leather; strawberry, spice, and firm tannins. $36 per bottle
  • 2017 Hippie Chick - Silver Medal – Virginia Governor’s Cup - Chambourcin, Cabernet Franc, and Bing Cherry. Berryful, chocolatey, and sweet. $23 per bottle

Fox Meadow Winery

  • 2019 Chardonnay – Barrel fermented & aged; fuji apple, pineapple and mango. $25 per bottle
  • 2019 Blue Mountain Mist – Honey and tropical fruit; semi-dry. $21 per bottle
  • 2017 Meritage - Black fruit, mulled spice and white pepper. $26 per bottle
  • Freezeland Red – Blueberry and plum; sweet. $20 per bottle

Gray Ghost Vineyards

  • Romantic Rosé - Vibrant and refreshing, a dry wine with strawberry and raspberry notes. $20 per bottle
  • 2018 Chardonnay - Lovely balance of fruit and oak. Apple, pear and vanilla flavors. $20 per bottle
  • 2019 Vidal Blanc - Crisp and fruity with flavors of citrus and honeydew melon. $19 per bottle
  • 2019 Gewurztraminer - Spicy white wine with a hint of sweetness, perfect for fall. $25 per bottle
  • 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon - Elegant and refined with blackberry notes and smooth finish. $29 per bottle
  • 2017 Ranger Reserve - A complex and bold Bordeaux blend with dark berry notes and a velvet finish. $32 per bottle

Horton Vineyards

Sparkling

  • Suil - Sparkling Viognier - This is a dry sparkling wine that has clean green apple flavors with a crisp palate cleansing finish. $35 per bottle
  • Knots and Shuttles - Sparkling Tannat - Dry red wine, deep garnet color with berry aromas and a lingering effervescent finish. $45 per bottle

White Wines

  • 2017 Rkatsiteli - A Georgian grape, 100% Stainless steel, dry fruit forward with mineral notes and a citrus finish. $20 per bottle

Red Wines

  • Titfortat - 100% barrel aged Touriga Nacional – a dry red wine that has bold, dark fruit flavours followed by tannins with an earthy mid- palate and spicy finish. $20 per bottle
  • Petit Verdot 2016 - 100% barrel aged in French oak. Heavy blackberry notes transition into smoky coffee flavors. This is a deep hardy red with a smooth finish. $30 per bottle

Dessert

  • Eden - 100% locally sourced apples pressed into juice brought to Horton for fermentation, filtering and bottling. $12 per bottle

Available for Bottle Sale Only

  • Nebbiolo Rose 2019 - $25
  • Strawberry - $15
  • 2017 Vintage Port - $25
  • 2019 Viognier - $20
  • 2018 Norton - $18

Ingleside Vineyards

Offering volume discounts: $1 off per bottle with purchase of 3 or more bottles; 10% off on case purchases (12+ bottles)

  • Pinot Grigio 2018 - This fruit-forward Pinot Grigio offers a nice mid-palate balance with a crisp, clean finish. $18 per bottle
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2018 - Oak fermentation and aging add complexity without overwhelming the fruit in this dry Chardonnay. $24 per bottle
  • Blue Crab Blanc - A fruit-forward white that complements a wide range of cuisine, including local seafoods. $18 per bottle
  • Right Bank 2018 - This handcrafted red blend was inspired by wines produced on the right bank of the Gironde River in Bordeaux, France. $24 per bottle
  • Petit Verdot 2015 - This full-bodied red features velvety tannins and bright acidity on the palate. $35 per bottle
  • Red Drum - An easy-drinking red with a slightly sweet finish. May be served chilled or room temperature. $18 per bottle

Lake Anna Winery

  • Barrel Select Chardonnay - Classic European style oak aged with hints of English toffee and caramel apples underscored with tropical fruit tones that add elegance to this mouth-filling barrel fermented Chardonnay. (95% Chardonnay, 5% Seyval). $22 per bottle
  • Totally White - 2018 - No green apples, ripe peaches, trouble touches or subtle hints, just a fine selectoin of the best whites. 1% residual sugar. Seyval, and Muscat. $16 per bottle
  • Eros (2019 New First Release) - The Greek God of Love, the Eros wine is a crisp and dry Rose’ refreshes on each sip. (Seyval, Muscat, Cab Franc). $18 per bottle
  • Spotsylvania Claret - Bright Cherry tinged with herb and raspberry flavors make this medium bodied ruby garnet colored red appealing to a broad range of wine drinkers. The lively acidity helps it pair with a diverse assortment of foods. (Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chambourcin, 0.95 residual sugar.) $16 per bottle
  • Petit Verdot - This Petit Verdot is rich and dark, typical of this variety. 100% estate grown, it is full bodied and expresses blackberry and licorice flavors augmented with French Oak for 24 months. $32 per bottle
  • Lake Side Sunset - Sociable and fun, this light, fruity, semi-dry wine is refreshing with spicy dishes, ham, fruit, and soft cheeses. Excellent before dinner or with dessert. (Seyval, Muscat, Dornfelder, 4.5% residual sugar). $16 per bottle
  • Concerto - A harmonious concert of aromas, flavors, and textures. This Chambourcin based wine is enhanced with a bit of tartness and richness from the montmorency cherry from Michigan.(Chambourcin , Cab Franc, Merlot, Montmorency Cherry juice, residual sugar 4.5%). $18 per bottle

North Mountain Vineyard & Winery

  • 2017 Zweigelt Dry Rosé - Austrian varietal. Berry fruits, cherry, herbal. Deep salmon color. $20 per bottle
  • 2019 Zweigelt Dry Red - Light-bodied Red. Austrian varietal. Firm acidity. Notes of currant, raspberry, herbaceous sage. $25 per bottle
  • Oktoberfest - White Blend. Lightly sweet, floral aromas, honeydew melon notes. $20 per bottle
  • Virginia Apple Wine - Lightly sweet. Aromas and flavors of freshly harvested Shenandoah Valley apples. $15 per bottle
  • Spiced Holiday Red Wine - Based on a traditional sweet German Glühwein. Cinnamon and clove. $25 per bottle

Philip Carter Winery

Offering volume discounts: 1-2 bottles: 10% off, 3-5 bottles: 20% off, 6-11 bottles: 30% off, 12 + bottles: 40% off

  • 2015 Shirley Chardonnay - Delightfully refreshing, lightly oaked. Citrus and pear notes. $30 (Discount: $27)
  • 2019 Gov. Fauquier - Vidal Blanc. Tropical fruit notes. 2% Residual Sugar. $24 (Discount: $21.60)
  • 2019 Nomini Hall Cabernet Franc - Spicy and peppery. Medium-bodied with low tannins. $29 (Discount: $26.10)
  • 2019 Ten Vines Old Vine Zinfandel - Big and bold Zinfandel. Fruit forward with well-integrated tannins. $42 (Discount: $37.80)

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