To Thomas Jefferson, wine was a "necessity of life." In a glass, he seemed to see a benefit to health, to culture, and to society. In his founding vision of our young country, he perceived a place for wine and carved a place for our first commercial viticultural endeavor in Albemarle County.
It is on that same land that our forty-year legacy continuing Jefferson's vision began. The site of Virginia’s first wine company, today our award-winning wines range from delicate and refreshing, to elegant, full-bodied and rich. We work tirelessly on our Viognier wine program (Virginia’s state grape). It now stands as one of Virginia’s most highly awarded Viognier’s, vintage after vintage. Just 10 minutes from Charlottesville, Jefferson Vineyards is located in the heart of America’s most historic winemaking region, neighboring Monticello, President Thomas Jefferson’s residence and Highland, the home of President James Monroe.
Leader in Viognier
One of the premier makers of this variety.
Estate-made honey available for purchase.
Country store at the winery entrance offering freshly-prepared breakfast, sandwiches, salads and soups.
Varied list on offer spring and fall.
Colle Estate Lodging
Six-bedroom historic estate available for private stays.
Music in the Garden
Leashed dogs welcome in orginal tasting room.
Good to Know
Outside Food Ok