CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (FEBRUARY 24, 2014) --- The 2014 Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival presented by Mercedes Benz of Brown Auto is a partnership between the Jeffersonian Wine Grape Growers Society organization, nTelos Wireless Pavilion and the Jefferson Theater. The Monticello Wine Trail organization is a non-for-profit organization that exists to promote and encourage cooperation amongst the various Central Virginia wineries.
These award-winning wineries have helped raise Central Virginia’s ranking to the fifth largest wine producing state in the nation. The idea of a celebration of these wines, in downtown Charlottesville, began in 2011. This year, the festival has grown to 3-days with expanded programming to include various wine focused events.
This year’s participating vineyards
Afton Mountain Vineyards, Barboursville Vineyards, Blenheim Vineyards, Burnley Vineyards, Cardinal Point Winery, Delfosse Vineyards and Winery, Democracy Vineyards, Early Mountain Vineyards, First Colony Winery, Flying Fox Vineyard, Gabriele Rausse Winery, Glass House Winery, Grace Estate Winery, Horton Vineyards, Jefferson Vineyards, Keswick Vineyards, Kilaurwen Winery, King Family Vineyards, Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards, Reynard Florence Vineyard, Stinson Vineyards, Stone Mountain Vineyards, Trump Winery, Veritas Winery and Virginia Wineworks.
2014 Schedule of Events
Thursday, April 10: Monticello Cup Awards
Black-tie optional event, at the Jefferson Theater, focused on the competition for the prestigious Monticello Cup, which is awarded to the best wines of the region. Tickets are $90.00 and availability is limited. 6-10PM
Friday, April 11:
Individual wineries will host a variety of activities during the day followed by a series of wine maker dinners at some of Charlottesville’s best restaurants that evening. Check the website for the latest updated calendar at monticellowinetrailfestival.com.
Saturday, April 12: Tasting Event
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. 1-5PM, VIP ticket holders get early entry at 12PM.
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