52. Mount Vernon Wine Festival
Is it just me, or is the Virginia wine scene largely underrated?
California gets most of the love when it comes to U.S wines, but you’ll have to admit that a lot of this is due to a tremendous marketing machine and a sort of first-to-the-market advantage that they still enjoy.
Truth is, the DC metro area boasts quite a few wineries that are within a short drive of the city. And the best way to sample these award-winning Virginia wines is the Mount Vernon Wine Festival.
You’ll get to embrace the warmer weather, while enjoying live jazz as you gaze over the Potomac river.
Ahhh the life!
The Mount Vernon Wine Festival takes place at the beautiful George Washington Mount Vernon House. While you’re there you’ll be able to tour the rarely opened cellar vaults where George Washington kept his wine. Very cool!
1) A blanket: Spread it on the lawn as you lay back and sample wines from 16 Virginia wineries.
2) A Designated driver: For obvious reasons. Cool thing, designated drivers get free soda.
3) Driver’s license: For age verification
This and $35, is all that stands between you and some of the best wine on the east coast. Saturday May 14th tickets are already sold out but you can still get your hands on Friday and Sunday tickets. I can taste the wine now.
Have a blast at the Mount Vernon Wine Festival and help support Mount Vernon educational initiatives at the same time. Yum!