Vavino Wine Bar in Charlottesville, VA

Charlottesville Residents and Visitors Have Wealth of Dining Options

During his lifetime‚ Thomas Jefferson was a passionate wine connoisseur and gourmet. So the nation’s third president no doubt would be pleased with the multitude of fine dining and wine choices available today near his beloved Monticello.

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Jefferson Vineyards

Travel Charlottesville's Monticello Wine Trail

Charlottesville is one of Livability's Top 10 wine cities.
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Carter Mountain Orchard in Charlottesville, Virginia Near Monticello

Located next to Michie Tavern near historic Monticello, Carter Mountain Orchard has drawn people seeking the fruits – and vegetables – of its 200 acres since it opened to the public in 1974.

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Monticello Viticultural Area in Virginia

Monticello Viticultural Area in Charlottesville, VA is Fulfillment of Jefferson's Vision

Charlottesville's claim to be “The Wine Capital of Virginia” is no idle boast. Thomas Jefferson envisioned a thriving native wine industry‚ beginning on his Monticello estate. The vision survived his largely unsuccessful plantings and the vicissitudes of history‚ and it has aged well.

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Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton, VA

Charlottesville, VA Beers Worth the Hike

Charlottesville, VA, is one of the best unexpected beer cities.

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