This is a repeating eventmay 20, 2017 6:00 PM
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
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.
All proceeds benefit the ongoing preservation and restoration of Mount Vernon and its educational programs.
Advance ticket purchase is recommended for this popular event. Tickets available 3/6/2017: Friday, May 13: $40; Saturday, May 14: $48; Sunday, May 15: $36
(Friday) 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST