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Mount Vernon Spring Wine Festival 2012 in Virginia

Make plans to attend the Mount Vernon Spring Wine Festival.

WHEN: MAY 20, 2012

Tickets are still available for Sunday, May 20! Click here to purchase tickets for the Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour.

Mount Vernon plantation, near Alexandria, Virginia
Mount Vernon plantation, near Alexandria, Virginia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mount Vernon’s Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour celebrates the history of wine in Virginia.

Aquatint by Francis Jukes (1745-1812) of Mount...
Aquatint by Francis Jukes (1745-1812) of Mount Vernon, near Alexandria, Virginia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mount Vernon, is a Georgian structure that is located near Alexandria Virginia. It was George Washington’s plantation home and is a National Historic Landmark that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The neoclassical structure is located on the banks of the Potomac River.

At the Spring Wine Festival, there will be candlelit tours of the mansion with live jazz on the east lawn overlooking the Potomac. Visit the wine cellar and learn about George Washinton’s passion for wine.

US Postage stamp: Mt. Vernon, 1956 issue, 1-1/...
US Postage stamp: Mt. Vernon, 1956 issue, 1-1/2c, carmine-brown (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To accompany the wine tasting, Fruit & Cheese Boxes are available by advance purchase only for $26.

View of the Potomac from Mount Vernon
View of the Potomac from Mount Vernon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tickets are $35 and are on sale at the Ford Orientation Center or online.

**Please note: Individual tickets for Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19 are sold out.

Photograph of Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Vi...
Photograph of Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia. George Washington's Home. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Guests sample wines from 16 Virginia wineries. Here’s a list of participating wineries:

AmRhein Wine Cellars, Barboursville Winery, Barrel Oak Winery, Chester Gap Cellars, DelFosse Winery, Desert Rose Winery, Fabbioli Cellars, Fox Meadow Winery, Gray Ghost Vineyards, Hiddencroft Vineyards, Horton Vineyards, James River Cellars, Philip Carter Winery, Prince Michel Winery, Rockbridge Vineyard, Veritas Vineyard & Winery and Wintergreen Winery.

Map of Virginia highlighting Fairfax County
Map of Virginia highlighting Fairfax County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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