The 2018 Monticello Cup Awards, Charlottesville, Virginia, May 7, 2018 @ The Jefferson Theater

 The winner of the 2018 Monticello Cup is  Veritas Vineyard & Winery's  2015 Petit Verdot "Paul Shaffer's 7th edition"!  Congratulations to Emily Pelton and the Veritas family!

The winner of the 2018 Monticello Cup is Veritas Vineyard & Winery's 2015 Petit Verdot "Paul Shaffer's 7th edition"!  Congratulations to Emily Pelton and the Veritas family!

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Wine Tourist Magazine is a proud media sponsor of the Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival (MAY 7 - 12, 2018).  

The Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival, an established spring tradition in Charlottesville, is a partnership between the Monticello Wine Trail, Sprint Pavilion and the Jefferson Theater, with presenting sponsor Mercedes-Benz of Charlottesville.

Over the course of the week, guests will experience a taste of the dynamic wine culture that surrounds Charlottesville. From winemaker brunch, lunch and dinners to vineyard tours, an award show, and the grand tasting, the festival offers something for every wine lover.  It's not too late to get your tickets:  Monticello Wine Trail Festival 2018.

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Every year, we are fortunate to attend an exciting event for the #winetourist!  Last night, we tasted award-winning wines from the 2018 Monticello Cup Wine Competition along side the winegrowers and winemakers who made them. The night ended with the competition results for the Top 6 wines and winner of the prestigious Monticello Cup for the overall highest scoring wine.