As you start your search for a Smith Mountain Lake property, there may be a few questions you have about the area. Questions about school systems, hospitals, even where the best hiking trails are common, and occasionally we even get a question about local wine! Virginia isn’t just for lovers, it’s for wine lovers as well, and Thomas Jefferson is considered the father of our wine industry! And because we appreciate what he did for us over the years, the Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival was born into existence, giving residents old and new something cultured and exciting to take part in during the middle of November.

Held on November 16 in Poplar Forest, 1542 Bateman Bridge Road

Once you get past the awe of finding yourself in the bucolic surroundings of our 3rd President’s retreat, Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, you’ll find yourself speechless when you see the variety of wines being offered at this popular event! Featuring the best of Virginia’s top wineries, the choices from 14 local vineyards never fail to please! And because all this wine will be sure to make you hungry, the food vendors will be on hand selling some of their most popular dishes. From pizza to peanuts and nearly everything in between, your appetite will be happily sated by the foods served here. The live music, provided this year by Rendezvous & Wylder, will be a delicious mixture of covers of some of our favorite bands and new stuff they created themselves, and as much as we love being able to sing along to the music, we have to tell you, their new stuff is really catchy!

Buy Your Tickets Now

Tickets can be purchased at the Poplar Forest website right now, and with prices starting at $10 for a Non-Tasting ticket (someone has to be the designated driver!) and topping out at $225 for a VIP Couple tasting ticket, this smooth festival offers price points that will suit nearly any budget!

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