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.
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.
Charlottesville is located just 110 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. Proximity to the nation’s capital makes it a desirable location for big industries and business. Rich in history, U.S. President Thomas Jefferson called Charlottesville home when he lived in his famous abode – Monticello. A strong support for arts and culture lend to the city’s visual and intellectual appeal, and literature lovers will feel right at home in this Top 10 City for Book Lovers.
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