Monroe's Home and Vineyard Tour
Spend a beautiful fall day with your fellow Club members
Monroe Home Tour
Saturday, Oct. 17th, 8:30am
2017 I Street Northwest
The restored home of our fifth president, Ash Lawn-Highland sits on 550-acres in rural Albemarle County, adjacent to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. The Monroe family owned the plantation from 1793 until 1826. Maintained by Monroe’s alma mater, the College of William and Mary, the home and grounds serve as “a historic shrine” to the last Founding Father.
Nearby lies Barboursville Vineyard, on the grounds of Monroe’s friend and neighbor James Barbour, whose Palladian octagonal home was designed by Jefferson. The vineyard was founded in 1976 by Italian winemakers Gianni and Silvana Zonin, and Barboursville’s flagship wine “Octagon” has won 50 Gold Medals, two Monticello Cups and the Virginia Governor’s Cup. Attesting to its excellence. Queen Elizabeth II toasted the 400th anniversary of Jamestown with a glass of Octagon wine!