6:30pm at Grey Oaks Country Club
Attire: Jacket no tie, with ribbons

Thomas Jefferson brokered the sale of some land close to Monticello to a Florentine Viticulturist, Filippo Mazzel, inviting him to become his neighbor and help him realize his dream for the native production of wine in Virginia. The first plantings of European varieties were in 1774 in full view of Monticello. Today, the 25 miles of the Monticello Wine Trail is home to 30 wineries. Tonight, we will welcome a Virginia vintner and immerse ourselves in the full colonial experience of Jefferson’s day.Thomas Jefferson brokered the sale of some land close to Monticello to a Florentine Viticulturist, Filippo Mazzel, inviting him to become his neighbor and help him realize his dream for the native production of wine in Virginia. The first plantings of European varieties were in 1774 in full view of Monticello. Today, the 25 miles of the Monticello Wine Trail is home to 30 wineries. Tonight, we will welcome a Virginia vintner and immerse ourselves in the full colonial experience of Jefferson’s day.

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