As we travel through Bedford to Thomas Jefferson’s Popular Forest, one has to admire the beauty and understand why
Thomas Jefferson selected this location for his second residence. The gentle rolling hills, gorgeous mountains in the
distance, and during fall the whole area is a burst of colors.
Upon our arrival to Popular Forest, Mr. Jefferson welcomed us to the property and after pouring our the first glass of fine Virginia wine, he gav
e a short speech about his affinity for wine, his history of his love for the fine beverage, and the process of making
it. Meanwhile, the grounds of Popular Forest are being shared with us by artisans, musicians, and other guest.
This is the experience of last years visitors to the Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival. This year, the event will be held November 20,2010 from 11 am to 5 pm.
Tasting $20 in advance $25 at the door Must be 21 to drink wine.
Non-Tasting or 12-20 $10
Under 12 Fee.
Popular Forest will be open through the day with a reduced admission price of $9
Local food merchants will selling food and several great wineries will be offering their products too in addition to the Poplar Forest gift shop.
Participating wineries include:
* Barboursville Vineyards
* Kluge Estate Vineyards
* DelFosse Vineyards and Winery
* Jefferson Vineyards
* Gabriele Rausse Winery
* Rebec Vineyards
* Sans Soucy Vineyards
And featuring the Bedford Wine Trail
* Peaks of Otter Winery
* Hickory Hill Vineyards and Winery
* LeoGrande Winery
* White Rock Vineyards and Winery
* Savoy-Lee Winery
* Flambe Catering
* Meriwether Godsey
* The Muse
* Babcock House
* Old Liberty Station
* Beeswax Candle Company
* Casting Pearls
* Just Liz Jewelry
* Studio 43 Pottery
* SES Leather
* Pints o’ Plenty
* Spicerack Chocolates
* Woodworking by Design
* Farmhouse Gourmet
* JB Glass Designs
* The Kokopelli Journal