Inaugural Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival

Saturday was the inaugural Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, his vacation home nearby (random note: I have a design crush on their website–it’s so elegant!).

The day couldn’t have been more perfect: crisp blue sky, nice sunshine, amazing food and fun people! Festival organizers were overwhelmed by the turnout–every table had a crush of people tasting the local wines. I met some awesome people there–everyone was, of course, in a really good mood.

Trivia of the day: Thomas Jefferson wanted to grow his own vineyard, but the grapes didn’t take. He would have been thrilled to see the results on Saturday: delicious local wines!

And then fast forward to today’s cold rain, ugh! I had to wrap my fingers around a warm mug of coffee and pretend I was back at the festival on Saturday.

Here’s a sneak peek of the photos. A few of you might recognize a familiar face or two!