Mount Vernon’s Fall Wine Festival celebrates the history of wine in Virginia tastings from 20 Virginia wineries as well as provides exclusive evening tours of the Mansion and wine cellar, appearances by “George and Martha Washington”, and live blues on the east lawn overlooking the scenic Potomac River.
One of George Washington’s historic estate’s most popular events, the 2018 Fall Wine Festival will be 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, with individual tickets available at $42; on Saturday, Oct. 6, for $48; and on Sunday, Oct. 8, for $38.
Private reserved tables, which can seat up to 12 guests and include a fruit and cheese platter, three bottles of house wine, and VIP table service are available starting at $1100.
Historic interpreters will conduct special tours of the Mansion throughout the evening. The interpreters will discuss Washington’s attempts at creating a vineyard and highlight various wine-related items inside the Mansion, including the basement’s brick vaults where Washington stored his wine.
To accompany the wine tasting, Fruit & Cheese Boxes are available by advance purchase for $32. A variety of hot and cold food and desserts including baguettes, gourmet sandwiches, and specialty sweets will be available on site from the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant. Outside food and beverages are not allowed.
Mount Vernon’s Wine Festival takes place rain or shine, tickets are limited, and all sales are final. Pets are also not allowed. Guests must be prepared to show identification for wine service. Designated drivers will receive free Coca-Cola soft drinks.
All proceeds benefit the ongoing preservation and restoration of Mount Vernon and its educational programs. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit mountvernon.org/fallwine.