Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival

April 13-15, 2017

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.

Over the course of the 3 days, guests will experience a taste of the dynamic wine culture that surrounds Charlottesville. From winemaker brunch, lunch and dinners to vineyard tours, an award show and the grand tasting, the festival offers something for every wine lover.


schedule of events

Thursday, April 13: Monticello Cup Awards @ the Jefferson Theater, 6-10pm
An exciting event for the wine enthusiast, taste award-winning wines along side the winegrowers and winemakers who made them, and see who takes home the prestigious Monticello Cup for best overall wine.                                   

Friday, April 14: Showcase winery events @ multiple locations
Attend a sparkling brunch, rosé lunch, barrel tasting, winemaker dinner or an evening of chocolate, music and wine. 3-day pass holders will have access to exclusive winemaker tours at select wineries during the afternoon.

Sparkling Brunch - Rosé Lunch

Winemaker Tours: Barboursville Vineyards, Gabriele Rausse, King Family Vineyards, & Trump Winery

Saturday, April 15: Tasting @ the Sprint Pavilion, 12:30-5:30pm
More than 25 local wineries will pour samples of 2 of their wines they feel best highlight their winemaking style. A VIP ticket is available and offers catered food, 1 additional wine sampling from each winery and winemaker pourings. Tastings will be limited to one flight per winery with the purchase of your ticket. Extra wine can be purchased by the glass and bottle.                                   

Ticket Options

3 Day Pass
Includes access for 1 person to:
Thursday - Monticello Cup Awards
Friday - Sparkling Brunch or Rosé Lunch
Friday - Winemaker Tour
Saturday - Tasting (VIP upgrade available)

2 Day Pass
Includes access for 1 person to:
Friday - Sparkling Brunch or Rosé Lunch
Saturday - Tasting (VIP upgrade available)

Single Event Tickets
Monticello Cup Awards
Sparkling Brunch
Rosé Lunch
General Admission or VIP Tasting at the Sprint Pavilion

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For ticketing and more information please visit www.monticellowinetrailfestival.com