During the month of December, Helen-Jean Smith and Bryan Baker will have art on display in the tasting room.
HELEN JEAN SMITH is a nationally recognized artist, known for her village-style portraits. Helen Jean’s latest works have taken an interesting turn. She has developed a series depicting Noah collecting animals in various parts of the world. Her work has also included depictions of Slavic folk tales.
She was born in Canada and educated at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. After marrying a United States Marine Corps Officer, she became a United States citizen, and now lives in Shenandoah County, Virginia.
Most of her paintings are done on a commission basis and she has painted her whimsical town views from her home village of Lantz Mill, Virginia, to Essex, Connecticut; from Annapolis, Maryland to Victoria, British Columbia; throughout Virginia and beyond.
BRYAN BAKER is a Virginia native, growing up in Shenandoah
His roots in the Valley go back generations and he fondly remembers his grandparents’ country store (Shirley’s Corner) in Woodstock, VA. This was his inspiration to begin painting the many country stores that served the communities here in Shenandoah County.
He is a true Primitive Painter as he has had no formal art training.
Along with our award-winning wines, we offer lunch and other delicious food offerings. You are welcome to bring your own food for a picnic on our lovely groomed lawn. Outside food is not permitted in the Tasting Room, the Terrace, or the Deck, however. Outside alcohol is not permitted anywhere on the property by Virginia state law.