May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, $40; Saturday, $48; Sunday, $36
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour
Join Mount Vernon for its most popular event of the year! Sample wines from 20 of Virginia's finest wineries while enjoying spectacular views at Mount Vernon.
Mount Vernon’s Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour celebrates the history of wine in Virginia with exclusive evening tours of the Mansion and cellar, appearances by “George and Martha Washington,” and live jazz on the east lawn overlooking the scenic Potomac River. Visitors can bring a blanket and relax on the east lawn as they sample wines from 20 Virginia wineries.
During tours of the Mansion, 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 and cheese boxes are available by advance purchase. 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. Pets are also not allowed.
Private reserved tables featuring a fruit and cheese platter, a dessert platter, three bottles of house wine and VIP table service are available starting at $1,200.Guests can take home a remembrance of Mount Vernon’s Wine Festival and Sunset Tour from The Shops at Mount Vernon, open until 9PM. each evening. Cases of wine purchased at the Wine Festival can be transported by wine valets to The Shops at Mount Vernon for easy pick up at the end of the evening.
All proceeds benefit the ongoing preservation and restoration of Mount Vernon and its educational programs.