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Monticello Wine Tour & Coach Co takes care of all the planning and transportation so you can truly enjoy Virginia Wine Country and all that it has to offer! The best part? They offer a curated package featuring Pippin Hill to ensure that you arrive stress free (and in style!) for the perfect day of wine, food and friends. If you’re not convinced, Monticello Wine Tour and Coach Co’s Partner and Stay Charlottetsville’s Co-Founder Travis Wilburn discusses his ideal weekend in Charlottesville and all that Virginia Wine Country has to offer.

What does your ideal weekend in Charlottesville look like? 

My ideal weekend always differs depending on the season – this town has so much to answer. My ideal summer weekend would kick off with Fridays After 5, followed by trying a new restaurant on the Downtown Mall. On Saturday, I would plan an early hot yoga class then head out to a vineyard, enjoying the best wines Virginia has to offer. You will for sure find me attending different events in town, such as the Tom Tom Festival, Virginia Film Festival, or UVA basketball and Football games.

What’s your favorite part about Charlottesville? 

The community – people in Charlottesville are involved, very welcoming, and want Charlottesville to be a great place to live for all.

In one word, Virginia Wine Country is….  

The Napa of the East Coast. 

What is your go-to food & wine pairing?  

A chicken dish paired with Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay.

If you had your own wine blend, what would you name it?  

I believe it would be Champagne! Since my wife is French, I would probably name it after my her family name, Langlois.

What’s your favorite part of your job?   

My favorite part about my job is that it is always evolving. We are constantly working on a new project and there are always opportunities to refine what we are doing. Ultimately, we get to showcase the best this town has to offer!

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