Jefferson Vineyards

Jefferson Vineyards

Thomas Jefferson and Italian viticulturist Philip Mazzei began planting grapes on 193 acres of land south of Monticello in 1773, thus pioneering the introduction of European varietals onto Virginian soil. Jefferson Vineyards’ modern legacy dates back to its first new plantings under the ownership of the Woodward family in 1981. Since then, it has been named by Wine Spectator as having “one of the region’s most consistent track records” in producing exceptional dry wines in their small production winery.

 Winemaker: Chris Ritzcovan

 Wines Featured:

  • White: Viognier, Chardonnay, Petit Manseng
  • Red: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot; Vin Rouge and Meritage blends
  • Rosé

Tasting fee:

  • Classic tastings are first-come, first-served for $10 per person, and include a souvenir glass. Groups may not exceed 8 guests.
  • Private group tastings are available on weekdays by reservation only, and are priced differently. Please call at least two weeks in advance to schedule.

Hours: Daily, 11am – 5pm. No winery tours are available at this time.


1353 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: (434) 977-3042