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April, 29 – May 5, 2019 – Charlottesville, Va

Grand Tasting Event at Sprint Pavilion: Saturday, May 4

Taste of Monticello Wine Trail

The Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival, an established spring tradition in Charlottesville, is a partnership between the Monticello Wine Trail, Sprint Pavilion and the Jefferson Theater, with presenting sponsor Mercedes-Benz of Charlottesville. The Monticello Wine Trail is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote quality grapes and wine produced in the Monticello AVA. Dynamic winemakers, who are creating a unique wine region that features wines with an authentic expression of place, shape the region. The high quality of these wines is often recognized with success in national and international wine competitions.

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Monday, April 29

Monticello Cup Awards at Vault Virginia

  • An exciting event for the wine enthusiast, taste award-winning wines from the 2019 Monticello Cup Wine Competition alongside the wine growers and winemakers who made them. The night ends with the competition results for the Top 6 wines and winner of the prestigious Monticello Cup for the overall highest scoring wine.
  • Time: 6-10 p.m.

Tuesday, April 30 – Thursday, May 2

Winemaker Dinners

  • A series of collaborative dinners between local restaurants and wineries. For event details and locations, visit monticellowinetrailfestival.com. Reservations are required for each dinner. contact participating wineries. More dinners to be added.
  • Tuesday, April 30 – Brasserie Saison Winemakers Dinner (Afton Mountain Vineyards & Jake Busching Wines)
  • Wednesday, May 1 – Taste of White Hall Winemakers Dinner (Grace Estate Winery, Stinson Vineyards, White Hall Vineyards)
  • Thursday, May 2 – Going Rogue: A Most Peculiar Wine Tasting (Early Mountain Vineyards, Flying Fox Vineyards, King Family Vineyards, Lightwell Survey Wines, Veritas Vineyard & Winery)

Friday, May 3

3rd Annual Rosé Lunch & Winery Tours and Tastings

  • The 3rd annual Monticello AVA Rosé Lunch will feature four rosés from the Monticello AVA perfectly paired with a seasonal menu.
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Call For Event Information: 434.245.4920

Winery Tours and Tastings

  • For event details and locations, visit monticellowinetrailfestival.com. These events will have limited tickets available depending on location. Please contact participating winery for more information.

 

A Spirited Wine Trail Reception

Saturday, May 4

Grand Tasting Event at Sprint Pavilion

  • Tasting event at Sprint Pavilion featuring more than 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 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: 1:30-5:30 p.m. (VIP ticket holders gain early entry at 12:30pm).
  • Tickets (ages 12 and under are free):
  • General Admission: $29 until midnight April 15, $35 after April 15, $40 at gate
  • General Admission Designated Driver or Under 21: $10
  • VIP: $80
  • VIP Designated Driver or Under 21: $25

Festival Finale – Sunday, May 5

The 4th Annual Sparking Brunch at Veritas Vineyard & Winery

  • Wrapping up this year’s Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival, the 4th Annual Monticello AVA Sparkling Brunch will be held at Veritas Vineyard & Winery and will feature sparkling wines from five area wineries. The ticket prices includes food and a tasting from each sparkling producer. Additional glasses, or bottles, of sparkling wine can be purchased for on and offsite consumption.
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Tickets: $25

Participating Vineyards and Wineries

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Friday, May 3 Events

A day of showcase winery events highlighting the dynamic food and wine culture present within the Monticello AVA.

Attend a Sparkling Brunch, Rosé Lunch or other winemaker events on Friday afternoon.

For a full schedule and event descriptions, visit the Friday Events page.

Go VIP!

Take your Taste of Monticello Wine Festival experience to the next level – with VIP Passes! Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, 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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Residence Inn

315 W Main St.
Charlottesville, VA

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Graduate Charlottesville

1309 W Main St.
Charlottesville, VA

More info

 

 

 

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Live Music from Berto & Vincent – Saturday 5/4

Monticello Cup Awards – Friday 5/3

An exciting event for the wine enthusiast to kick off this year’s Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival, taste award-winning wines from the 2019 Monticello Cup Wine Competition alongside the wine growers and winemakers who made them.
The night ends with the competition results for the Top 6 wines and winner of prestigious Monticello Cup for the overall highest scoring wine.

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For more information on the Monticello Wine Trail Festival, visit monticellowinetrailfestival.com, and follow on: Facebook.com/TasteOfMonticelloWineTrailFestival, and Twitter @TasteMonticello.

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