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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.
  • Purchase your tickets here

Wednesday, May 1 & Thursday, May 2

Winemaker Dinners and Going Rouge Wine Tasting

  • A series of collaborative dinners between local restaurants and wineries.  Reservations are required for each dinner. contact participating wineries. More dinners to be added.
  • Wednesday, May 1 – Brasserie Saison Winemakers Dinner (Afton Mountain Vineyards & Jake Busching Wines)
    • 6pm at 111 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
    • Should call the restaurant for reservations: (434) 202-7027
  • Thursday, May 2 – Taste of White Hall Winemakers Dinner (Grace Estate Winery, Stinson Vineyards, White Hall Vineyards)
    • 6pm at the White Hall Ruritan Club – 2904 Browns Gap Turnpike, Crozet, VA 22932
    • Purchase your tickets here
  • Thursday, May 2 – Going Rogue: A Most Peculiar Wine Tasting at IX Park (Early Mountain Vineyards, Flying Fox Vineyards, King Family Vineyards, Lightwell Survey Wines, Veritas Vineyard & Winery)
    • 6-9pm at IX Park – 522 2nd St. SE Charlottesville, VA 22902
    • As part of the Monticello Wine Trail Wine Festival, visit IX Art Park on Thursday May 2nd from 6 to 9 pm for a walk-around tasting of small batch and experimental offerings from Charlottesville wineries, including King Family, Veritas, Early Mountain, Flying Fox, and Lightwell Survey.The winemakers will be pouring and sharing the inspiration behind these bottlings and you’ll have a chance to taste some of Virginia’s most unique wines all in one location. Côte-Rôtie food truck will be onsite for anyone wishing to purchase food and many of the wines will be available for retail purchase.
    • Purchase your tickets here

Friday, May 3

3rd Annual Rosé Lunch & Winery Tours and Tastings

  • Time: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Barboursville Vineyards
  • The 3rd Annual Taste of Monticello Rose Lunch will bring together 5 unique styles of rose paired with a spring inspired meal. Respective winemakers will join the lunch to offer their perspective on this increasingly popular style of wine.
  • $45 per person – includes meal and wine
  • Call For Event Information: 434.245.4920
  • Purchase your tickets here

Winery Tours and Tastings

  • 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 Sparkling Brunch at Veritas Vineyard & Winery

  • Veritas Vineyard & Winery
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • The 4th Annual Taste of Monticello Sparkling Wine Brunch features sparkling wines from 5 area wineries. The event features each winemaker pouring samples and speaking about their wine. Tickets include a sample of each sparkling wine and a full brunch. Additional glasses and bottles of wine will be available for purchase.
  • $30 per person – includes brunch and sparkling sample from each vineyard
  • Purchase your tickets here

Participating Vineyards and Wineries


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

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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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