Monticello and fine wine. Wouldn’t Thomas Jefferson be proud? Mark your calendar and plan to attend! Saturday, September 18, 2010, Monticello will be hosting a very special early fall wine festival to celebrate the legacy of wine making in Virginia and the opening of Mr. Jefferson’s restored wine cellar.
Monticello’s invitation to the event:
“Join us for an unforgettable evening of fine wine and live music. Sample the region’s best wines on Monticello’s beautiful West Lawn while enjoying the rare opportunity to stroll around the gardens after hours and learn about Jefferson’s passion for wine and his recently restored wine cellar. Local wine experts will be on hand to answer questions about our region’s finest wines and how they compare to the vintages that Jefferson enjoyed.”
The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm has partnered with another bed and breakfast to reserve a special VIP table in the shadow of the mansion for this year’s event. The additional benefits for your enjoyment of the VIP table will be gourmet local cheeses from Everona Dairy and Caromont Farm, meat, freshly baked breads, three bottles of local wine and dessert.
In addition, you will be treated to tastings from several local wineries, a tour of the mansion, and a special tour of Jefferson’s new wine cellar with the restoration expert.Your complimentary Monticello wine glasses will be a fine memento of your visit.
We invite you to stay at the Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm and receive our package for this festive celebration, which includes:
* Two nights in a luxurious room with a queen-size bed
* A full, homemade country breakfast each morning
* A bottle of local wine and complimentary glasses
* A free tasting and tour at one of our fine wineries during the day on Saturday, September 18
* The VIP table presentations, house and wine cellar tour, plus wine tasting at Monticello
from 6-9 PM.
The package cost is $695.00 per couple. All taxes and gratuities are included. To reserve your room with us and a space at the VIP table contact us at 1-866-566-7388 or book online through our website noting Monticello Wine Festival Package in the "Special Needs" section of the reservation form.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
|Thomas Jefferson's Beloved Monticello|
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 -- Prime Time, 8 pm, ET -- Don't Miss It!
The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm. If you are a previous guest or a soon-to-be guest, you will find the following of great interest!
The History Channel will feature the world premiere of the original documentary, "Jefferson" with scenes shot at Monticello and interviews with numerous Monticello scholars.
Following is the commentary offered by the Monticello Foundation and the History Channel about their film featuring this American icon.
"Monticello and Jefferson Experts Featured in History Channel Film
Tune in next Tuesday to view the world premiere of "Jefferson," a History Channel documentary featuring scenes shot at Monticello and interviews with our scholars.
This original film is set to air in prime time, Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 8:00 p.m., ET. "Jefferson" features scenes filmed at Monticello and interviews with Monticello scholars Susan Stein, Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy and Lucia (Cinder) Stanton as well as Pulitzer Prize winner Annette Gordon-Reed and other scholars.
The History Channel's Synopsis of the Film
Embrace and celebrate Thomas Jefferson's complicated life and legacy. Thomas Jefferson is the most researched, most written about, most referenced, and most quoted of our Founding Fathers. And yet, somehow, he remains the most stubbornly inscrutable. His life is a seemingly impenetrable thicket of contradictions: he enshrined the words "All Men are Created Equal," and yet was a lifelong slave-owner; he was simultaneously a "man of the people," and the personification of the Virginia aristocrat; he was a die-hard American revolutionary who was also a dedicated lover of European culture and art; he advocated ruthless fiscal responsibility as President, yet his own finances were mired in debt.
This two-hour documentary embraces and celebrates Thomas Jefferson's complicated life and legacy. It is the story of an American icon who remains, in historian Joseph Ellis' memorable phrase, "a great American Sphinx." "