Join us for our most popular event of the year. Taste unlimited samples of wines from Virginia's finest wineries.

Friday night (5/17) and Saturday night (5/18) are SOLD OUT. Tickets for Sunday are still available.

This event is rain or shine. Mount Vernon is closely monitoring the weather, and any announcements will be made here on the event webpage.

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Add to Calendar 05/17/2024 18:00:00 05/17/2024 21:00:00 America/New_York Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour

Join us for our most popular event of the year. Taste unlimited samples of wines from Virginia's finest wineries.

Friday night (5/17) and Saturday night (5/18) are SOLD OUT. Tickets for Sunday are still available.

This event is rain or shine. Mount Vernon is closely monitoring the weather, and any announcements will be made here on the event webpage.

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Doors open at 6 p.m. This event takes place rain or shine. Guests must be prepared to show identification for wine service. Pets are not allowed. No outside food or beverages are allowed, except bottled water.

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Cost

Friday — Member $50; Non-Member $60
Saturday — Member $54, Non-Member $64
Sunday — Member $44; Non-Member $54

Sample Virginia-Made Wines

Bring a blanket and relax on the east lawn overlooking the Potomac River. 

Sample wines from Virginia wineries.

Enjoy the live music of Bruce Ewan and the Solid Senders.

Explore the Historic Area After Hours

Doors open at 6 p.m. each night.

The Shops at Mount Vernon and Wine Valet Service are open until 8:45 p.m.

The first and second floors of the Mansion will be open until 8:30 p.m. Due to ongoing conservation work, the New Room is not on display.

Mount Vernon can be accessed from the Washington, DC metro by car or by public transportation. 

Concessions by the Mount Vernon Inn will be available for purchase. Credit cards are accepted for concessions.

No outside food or beverages are allowed, except bottled water.

VIP Tables

VIP tables include:

  • Admission for 12 people
  • Three bottles of Mount Vernon house wine
  • A charcuterie tray
  • A fruit tray
  • A dessert platter
  • Private waiter service

Tables for Saturday, May 18 are sold out. Friday and Sunday tables are still available.

Member VIP Tables

 

Non-Member VIP TABLES

Concessions

Snacks

Jumbo House-made Cookies — $3
Assorted Chips — $2
Kettle Corn — $3
Candy — $2

Drinks

Soda — $2
Bottled Water — $3
Powerade — $4

Hot Items

Jumbo Hotdog — $6
Corn Dog — $6
Pulled Pork Sandwich — $9
Cheesesteak Sandwich with peppers & onions  — $14
Fried Cheese Curds — $8
Grilled Chicken Nuggets (GF) — $8
Jumbo Bavarian Pretzel — $14
Jumbo Bavarian Pretzel with cheese dip — $15
Buffalo Chicken Dip with 1/2 baguette — $6

Cold Items

Half Baguette with Hummus — $7
Fruit and Cheese Box — $12
Charcuterie Box — $14
Shrimp Roll — $16
Pimento Cheese Sandwich — $11
Turkey and Swiss on Rye — $9
Smoked Salmon, Boursin Cheese on a baguette — $14
Chicken Caesar Salad — $9
Veggie Wrap (GF) — $8
Chicken Salad Sandwich — $8
Pasta Salad — $6

Wine Valet

Allow the complimentary Wine Valet (located in the Tasting Tent and
open until 8:45 p.m.) to assist with wine purchases of 3 or more bottles.

Beginning at 7 p.m., wine orders will be delivered near The Shops for easy and convenient retrieval as you exit the estate.

To best take advantage 
of this free service, you must let the attendants at the valet table know when you are done with your bottle purchases before leaving for the evening.

Featured Wineries

Seating

Seating

Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or small lawn chair to sit on the East Lawn. Seating is not provided. All bags are subject to inspection.

Not Permitted:

  • Large chairs exceeding 25" in width, 25" in length
  • Large strollers exceeding 31" in width, 52" in length
  • Stroller Wagons
  • Coolers, grills, and glass containers
  • Tents and pop-up sunshades
  • Beach or free-standing umbrellas
  • Tables
  • No outside food or beverages are allowed, except bottled water
  • No pets are allowed at evening events
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.

Concessions by Mount Vernon Inn

Hot Items

Pulled Pork Sandwich — $9
Pulled Chicken Sandwich — $9
Philly Steak & Cheese Eggroll — $9
Empanadas (Beef or Vegan) — $12
Grilled Chicken Nuggets (GF) — $8
Chili Cup — $6
Mac & Cheese Cup — $6
Chili Mac & Cheese Cup — $10
Bavarian Pretzel — $14
Bavarian Pretzel with cheese — $16
Buffalo Chicken Dip with baguette — $9




Cold Items

Charcuterie box — $14
Fruit & Cheese box — $12
Pasta Salad — $6
Chicken Caesar Salad — $9
Half Baguette with Hummus — $7
Plain Baguette — $3

Roast Beef on a soft white bun, with horseradish sauce on the side — $12
Chicken Pesto Sandwich on ciabatta, buffalo mozzarella — $12
Pimento Cheese Sandwich — $11
Chicken Salad Sandwich — $8

Beverages

Dasani Water — $3
Powerade — $4
Soda — $2

Snacks

Jumbo Seasonal Cookies — $3
Assorted Chips — $2
Kettle Corn — $3
Candy — $2

 

Seating

Seating

Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or small lawn chair to sit on the East Lawn. Seating is not provided.

Tents, tables, pop-ups, grills, beach or free-standing umbrellas, coolers, and glass containers are not permitted.

No outside food or beverages are allowed, except bottled water.

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