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April 7 – 9, 2016 – Charlottesville, Va

Tickets on sale Friday, Feb 26 at 10am.

Taste of Monticello Wine Trail

“Monticello Wine Trail… Birth Place of American Wine”

2016 will bring the fifth annual Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival presented by Mercedes Benz of Charlottesville back to Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. The Central Virginia community has embraced this event and made it into a spring tradition. Last year boasted huge attendance numbers coming close to max capacity. This year, the festival continues with a steady upward movement and expanded programming with national coverage.

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Thursday, April 7

Monticello Cup Awards at the Jefferson Theater

  • A casual event for wine enthusiasts, focused on the competition for the prestigious Monticello Cup awarded to the best wines of the region.
  • Tickets: $65
  • Time: 6-10pm

Friday, April 8

Individual wineries will host a variety of activities during the day followed by a series of winemaker dinners at some of Charlottesville’s best restaurants that evening.

  • Stay tuned for special announcements about which local wineries will be hosting meals!

Saturday, April 10

Wine Tasting Event at nTelos Wireless Pavilion

  • Tasting event at nTelos Wireless Pavilion featuring 25 local wineries and live entertainment. An exclusive VIP ticket is available and offers catered food and an opportunity for sampling exclusive wines from each winery.
  • Wine tastings on Saturday will be limited to one flight of tastings per winery with the purchase of your ticket. Extra wine can be purchased by the glass or bottle.
  • Time: 1-5 p.m. (VIP ticket holders gain early entry at Noon).

Participating Vineyards



Take your Taste of Monticello Wine Festival experience to the next level – with VIP Passes! Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres from C&O, sample exclusive VIP-only wines, relax in the seating area and talk with the local vintners who produce the wine.


Plus if you need to step away while you’re tasting wines from the 25+ local vineyards in attendance, you’ll have access to private luxury VIP restrooms.

Omni Hotel Charlottesville

212 Ridge McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA

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Stay Charlottesville

Various locations
Charlottesville, VA

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Holiday Inn Charlottesville

1901 Emmet Street
Charlottesville, VA

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