Story + Photography by Julie Carrasco
The Fall Wine Festival and Sunset Tour at Mount Vernon is a popular annual event that draws crowds every year. Visitors sampled wine from more than 20 of Virginia’s finest wineries while enjoying the sunset. Guests were encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit and relax on the east lawn overlooking the Potomac River. The event featured live music, historical talks, tours of the mansion and cellar, and pictures with George and Martha Washington impersonators on the piazza. All proceeds for this event benefited the preservation and restoration of Mount Vernon’s historic mansion.