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Wine Lovers Flock to Monticello Wine Trail Festival

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Wine lovers sampled vino from dozens of central Virginia vineyards all under one roof in downtown Charlottesville Saturday afternoon.

Nearly 30 wineries took part in this year's taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion.

Ticket holders got a special collectors glass and a chance to sample about 100 wines while enjoying music from a live band.

“Even if we have people in our tasting room a week before and I'm telling them - we got the fliers - I'm like look you liked us? Well here's 28 of our best friends and they're like awesome,” said Elizabeth Smith, chairman of the Monticello Wine Trail.

Organizers say they sold more VIP tickets this year than last year.

Guests holding those passes got access to catered food and a chance to sample exclusive wines from each winery.

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