Events

Kary Haun Graphic

Join us July 17th, 2-5 pm to meet the creative mind behind the art you’ve been admiring!

Kary Haun will be in the tasting room to share her thoughts, struggles, and her creative process. Or just have a glass of wine!

In studying and working in ceramics for 30 years, I have always been fascinated by the complex problem of integrating three essential elements of ceramic design: form, surface, and function. 

What I love most about creating functional pieces of art is the vision of their usefulness. The idea of the viewer or user having a relationship with the piece that speaks to their love of food and drink whether pouring, serving or sipping. While I am creating my work, I am very concerned with its function. At the same time, I wish to elevate the experience of everyday life to something extraordinary.

 

Kary Haun 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Shenandoah Valley Watercolor Society

June 5th, 2-5pm, several Shenandoah Valley Watercolor Society members will be in the tasting room to chat about their art.

Featured members include: Rob Kloetzer, Donna Detrich, Anna Brechtel, Kelli Hertzler, Karen Moyers, JanetLee Wright, and Cynthia W Brock

The Shenandoah Valley Watercolor Society is an active group of water media artists based in Harrisonburg, Virginia. For the members, “Watercolor” has expanded to include all water based media such as inks, acrylics, and collage, as well as the traditional watercolors. Many of the members are instructors and national award winners, and participate in an annual fall show.

 

Visit their website to learn more about SVWS.

 

 

 

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.

Multi Media Musings

In May we’ll have art from some of our nearest and dearest!

 

White Spotted Jellyfish - Phyllorhiza punctataDr. David E. Guggenheim: Ocean Explorer & Scientist. David is an award-winning photographer, with photographs ranging from underwater wildlife to fine art studio photography, spanning the Antarctic, the Falkland Islands/Malvinas, Cuba, Alaska, West Virginia, & the Shenandoah Valley. David has long been Muse Vineyards’ professional photographer (most of the photos on our website are his), and he’s also our website guru!

 

El Capitan - Sherman HogueSherman Hogue: World-renowned, award-winning professional photographer. Sherman began his photography career as an Army Photographer. His work has taken him throughout the world, from DC to Panama, rural Germany to the Philippines, the American Southwest to aurora-filled Alaska. He’s captured portraits of world leaders, elusive creatures, and expansive scenery. Sherman has the distinct honor of being married to our events manager, so you’ve seen his work in our ads, social media, and some website events.

Gregory Cowal Sample

Gregory Cowal:

Born in Cleveland and raised in Mexico. After living there for 50 years, Gregory Cowal has come back to his ro0ts and country of birth. A few months before the pandemic broke out, he sold his restaurant business and found himself at a crossroads in life. Greg thought back to his high school years of drawing and designing and remembered he’d had a talent for it, (he attributes this to his maternal grandfather who was a fabulous artist) and he decided to take it up again. He started back up as a hobby while we were all in “shut down” and soon realized there was a future in what he was creating and so began the history of “La Familia Caborca” which is the backbone of the drawings. Greg summarizes his work thus: “Nothing about my work is preconceived. When I start a drawing, I don’t know where it’s going. There’s always an element of surprise to it. That is the wonder of Art!” If the name looks familiar, you’re right! He’s co-owner Sally Cowal’s stepson.

 

 

 

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, Veranda, or the upstairs Deck, however. Outside alcohol is not permitted anywhere on the property by Virginia state law.

Mike Caplanis Reception

Meet the artist! Mike Caplanis will be in the Tasting Room 2-5pm to chat about his unique caricatures.

 

A career in advertising was great for a man whose Big Life Plan was to eventually chuck it all and paint. I knew the day would come when there wouldn’t be a lot of choice in the matter and the “need” to paint would overcome the simple desire. Actually, that day came some years ago when I began to show and sell my work at L Ross, a pre-eminent little gallery in Memphis. Early success there allowed me to think that I could continue this change-up in careers, and so I have.

Doing what you are compelled to do has a bracing effect. There’s a great freedom in filling your hours with acts of creation, borrowing from nature and hoping that what results when the brushes and pens are set down, is something like a mark of the face of human history.

I can muse about that sort of thing when working because for this painter, painting itself is a strangely non-cognitive process. That is, I can fill my mind with things not related to the work, because the process is what’s doing the heavy-lifting.

I do very little planning before I begin a work and that’s key. I’m an impulse painter and all my drawing is very sketchy—get in, get it down, get out. My best work looks tossed off. It isn’t and I have to work very hard to get it to look that way.

Learn more about Mike.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Shenandoah Valley Watercolor Society

During the month of June, several Shenandoah Valley Watercolor Society members will have art on display in the tasting room.

The Shenandoah Valley Watercolor Society is an active group of water media artists based in Harrisonburg, Virginia. For the members, “Watercolor” has expanded to include all water based media such as inks, acrylics, and collage, as well as the traditional watercolors. Many of the members are instructors and national award winners, and participate in an annual fall show.

 

Visit their website to learn more about SVWS.

 

 

 

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.

During the month of December, Helen-Jean Smith and her student Bryan Baker will have art on display in the tasting room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Kary Haun Graphic

During the month of July, Kary Haun will have ceramic pottery on display in the tasting room.

In studying and working in ceramics for 30 years, I have always been fascinated by the complex problem of integrating three essential elements of ceramic design: form, surface, and function. 

What I love most about creating functional pieces of art is the vision of their usefulness. The idea of the viewer or user having a relationship with the piece that speaks to their love of food and drink whether pouring, serving or sipping. While I am creating my work, I am very concerned with its function. At the same time, I wish to elevate the experience of everyday life to something extraordinary.

 

Kary Haun 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Mike Caplanis

During the month of April, Mike Caplanis will have art on display in the tasting room.

A career in advertising was great for a man whose Big Life Plan was to eventually chuck it all and paint. I knew the day would come when there wouldn’t be a lot of choice in the matter and the “need” to paint would overcome the simple desire. Actually, that day came some years ago when I began to show and sell my work at L Ross, a pre-eminent little gallery in Memphis. Early success there allowed me to think that I could continue this change-up in careers, and so I have.

Doing what you are compelled to do has a bracing effect. There’s a great freedom in filling your hours with acts of creation, borrowing from nature and hoping that what results when the brushes and pens are set down, is something like a mark of the face of human history.

I can muse about that sort of thing when working because for this painter, painting itself is a strangely non-cognitive process. That is, I can fill my mind with things not related to the work, because the process is what’s doing the heavy-lifting.

I do very little planning before I begin a work and that’s key. I’m an impulse painter and all my drawing is very sketchy—get in, get it down, get out. My best work looks tossed off. It isn’t and I have to work very hard to get it to look that way.

Learn more about Mike.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

During the month of September, several Valley Educational Center for the Creative Arts (VECCA) members will have art on display in the tasting room.

 

 

Visit their website to learn more about VECCA.

 

 

 

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.

Photographer's Phavorites

We’ll have works by several local photographers on display in February and March!

Eric Allgaier: Photographer, World Traveler, & Nature & Wine Enthusiast. Eric has enjoyed photography for over half a century. He is passionate about art, nature, architecture & wine, and has traveled the world. In his photography, he concentrates on landscapes, the effects of natural lighting, & wine-related themes.

Dr. David E. Guggenheim: Ocean Explorer & Scientist. David is an award-winning photographer, with photographs ranging from underwater wildlife to fine art studio photography, spanning the Antarctic, the Falkland Islands/Malvinas, Cuba, Alaska, West Virginia, & the Shenandoah Valley.

Erin Harrigan: Landscape, Nature, and Astrophotographer. Erin finds photography therapeutic. She loves the outdoors and using tools in the field that give her the freedom to create something special in-camera. Erin’s experimentation with perspective and technique gives many of her images a unique look. Her photos are her stories and she’s happy to share them with others.

Sherman Hogue: World-renowned, award-winning professional photographer. Sherman began his photography career as an Army Photographer. His work has taken him throughout the world, from DC to Panama, rural Germany to the Philippines, the American Southwest to aurora-filled Alaska. He’s captured portraits of world leaders, elusive creatures, and expansive scenery.

Jeffrey Reilley: Nature photographer. Jeffrey works to capture the world that surrounds us and present it in a manner that invites one to step back and ponder scenes we often take for granted. His work creates a visual tapestry that weaves the physical world with personal and emotional elements.

 

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, Veranda, or the upstairs Deck, however. Outside alcohol is not permitted anywhere on the property by Virginia state law.