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In 1774 Thomas Jefferson and Philip Mazzei created Virginia's first commercial wine company and vineyard on our estate.
Often referred to as the "Birthplace of American Wine”, Jefferson Vineyards is nestled between Jefferson’s Monticello and Monroe's Highland, only fifteen minutes from downtown Charlottesville, VA. Established nearly 40 years ago with one of the area’s most consistent award-winning track records, Jefferson Vineyards is relevant both to Charlottesville’s booming wine industry and its historic ties.
Our wines range from delicate and refreshing, to elegant, full-bodied and rich. We are currently one of the highest awarded Virginia wineries for Viognier (the state grape). In 2001 we bottled one of Virginia's first Petit Verdot varietal wine. We continue extensive experimentation with these two varietals, skin fermented white wines and a range of estate reserve wines that reflect the best of our Virginia terroir.
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