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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!

Still Looking for Your Dream Home?

If you have just started the search for the home of your dreams, Smith Mountain Lake Properties can help! Our experienced realtors can help you find the perfect home from which to experience all of Smith Mountain Lake’s amazing offerings. Contact us today to get started!

Whether you’re looking to buy your next forever home or are thinking of investing in a vacation rental to ensure that your golden years are shining ones, you’re probably wondering about more than the property you’re about to buy. You want to make sure that the home is close to the hub of the area and that there’s always something fun and unique to do. Smith Mountain Lake features great events throughout the year—events like the annual Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival, our first sign that summer has ended and the fall season is about to explode onto the scene!

Located at The Crazy Horse Marina in Moneta, September 28th & 29th

This will be the 31st time this tasty festival has come to town, and we have already purchased our tickets! We don’t want to take the chance of missing out on a single second of the fun, and with ticket prices ranging from $16 for a non-taster ticket to a $126 VIP ticket, you’re sure to find a price level that fits into your budget. Featuring the products of 30 wineries and over 80 non-wine vendors offering crafts, gifts, and food, the live music offered is the perfect backdrop to another Smith Mountain Lake weekend.

Visitors will be entranced by the scenery and fall in love with the tastes of the area, and a visit to this fantastic festival will be the perfect introduction to the Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival and local community. Stroll along the aisles, sampling the wines with your commemorative wine glass and enjoying the feeling of a crisp fall day as the sounds and scents waft gently through your soul. This area of Virginia is known for more than its scenic landscape, and the people who make this region their home are friendly, warm, and welcoming.

Homes for the Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival

There are a lot of small towns and communities to choose from when looking at homes in the Smith Mountain Lake area, each offering something special and unique. If you’re thinking you want to be close to the SML Wine Festival, you’ll discover that the homes in the area are charming, family style homes you’ll be proud to call your own! Each property is different, but all share that welcoming atmosphere that the region is known for. If you think a Moneta property is something you might be interested in, give us a call today. Our knowledgeable and experienced Smith Mountain Lake Properties realtors are here to help you find the home of your dreams!