Mount Vernon\’s Wine Festival & Sunset Tours

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Wine lovers will be absolutely wild about Mount Vernon’s Wine Festival & Sunset Tours. Taking place May 16-18, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Virginia home, this unique DC area thing to do is a vibrant celebration of the state’s wine history. Bring a blanket and kick back on the lawn while tasting reds and whites and everything in between from more than a dozen area wineries while listening to music and taking in the views of the Potomac River. There are tours of the first president’s residence, a truly beautiful mansion. You’ll also be treated to an appearance by George and Martha Washington and their friends, all dressed in Colonial attire. Topics of discussion include the attempts by Washington to create a vineyard and the brick vaults in the basement, which served as his wine cellar.

Admission to the Mount Vernon Wine Festival & Sunset Tours is $38 per person. Proceeds go to the site’s upkeep as well as its many educational programs. If you’re planning to drink wine, make sure you have your ID with you as it will be checked. And if you’re a designated driver, you’ll be plied with plenty of soft drinks. Food will be available for purchase in the form of fruit and cheese boxes. They’re $24 each and offer enough to feed two people. In addition, you’ll be able to chow down on a variety of yummy items being served up by the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant. Delectable desserts will be supplied by Firehook Bakery Concessions. Gain even more event knowledge and order tickets at http://dc.about.com/od/wine/a/MVWineFest.htm.

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