Events

Rachel Lofton Reception

Join us October 2nd for a chance to chat with Rachel Lofton about her beautiful works and her inspiration.

 

We all want to live life in color. To feel color is to feel alive, to feel energy, to feel a vibration.
In this body of work I am allowing color – both subtle and vibrant – to take center stage and listening to the story it tells about headspace, nature, and femininity.

 

Visit Rachel’s Website to learn more and see her other beautiful works.

 

 

 

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

Rachel Lofton

During the month of October, Rachel Lofton will be featured in our tasting room.

We all want to live life in color. To feel color is to feel alive, to feel energy, to feel a vibration.
In this body of work I am allowing color – both subtle and vibrant – to take center stage and listening to the story it tells about headspace, nature, and femininity.

 

Visit Rachel’s Website to learn more and see her other beautiful works.

 

 

 

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

VECCA Announcement

Visit us September 4th 12-6pm, to meet the minds behind Artistic MUSEings: Celebrating Shenandoah County’s 250th Anniversary! Many of the Valley Educational Center for the Creative Arts (VECCA) members will be present to chat about their works.

There will be live music and catered food from Happenings (so our kitchen will be closed).

VECCA utilizes the skills of professional instructors and talented area residents to create opportunities for persons of all ages to pursue the arts and develop their creative skills to whatever degree they desire.

 

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.

Ripples and reflections

Join Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River for this river-inspired art show, with 19 local artists showcasing their work in a variety of mediums. This curated show, exploring the natural beauty of the Shenandoah River, includes works in paint, pastel, sculpture, ceramic, and glass. A free public opening from 4-6pm will be followed by a ticketed “Wine on the Water” event from 6-8pm, including wine, hors ‘d oeuvres, and an artist reception with proceeds benefiting Friends of the North Fork’s work for the River. Buy your advance tickets HERE!

 

 

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

Ripples & Reflections

Join us August 7th 4-6pm in welcoming artists from the Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. Artists include :Liz Karafa, Barbara Camph, Ellen Fairchild-Flugel, Kary Haun, Kathy Kavanagh, Lynne Crumpacker, August Hoerr, Andrea Carracedo, Penelope Carroll, Debra Cooper, Glenn Richardson, Diane Gould, Bahir al Badre, Helen Jean Smith, Brian Baker, Kay Pierce, Laurel Vaughn, Jaz Draper, and Elaine Florimonte.

There will be a ticketed reception after closing (all guests remaining after 6pm must have a ticket to the event). Purchase tickets HERE.

“Ripples & Reflections” features invited artists exploring the natural beauty of the Shenandoah River through conservation and ecological themes in original works through varied media, including painting, pottery, sculpture, ceramics, and glass.

All artworks in the “Ripples & Reflections” exhibition are available for purchase with 30 percent of sales donated to Friends of the North Fork in support of their work to keep the North Fork of the Shenandoah River clean, healthy, and beautiful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Ripples & Reflections

During the month of August, artists from the Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River will have art on display in the tasting room.

“Ripples & Reflections” features invited artists exploring the natural beauty of the Shenandoah River through conservation and ecological themes in original works through varied media, including painting, pottery, sculpture, ceramics, and glass.

All artworks in the “Ripples & Reflections” exhibition are available for purchase with 30 percent of sales donated to Friends of the North Fork in support of their work to keep the North Fork of the Shenandoah River clean, healthy, and beautiful.

Featured artists include: Liz Karafa, Barbara Camph, Ellen Fairchild-Flugel, Kary Haun, Kathy Kavanagh, Lynne Crumpacker, August Hoerr, Andrea Carracedo, Penelope Carroll, Debra Cooper, Glenn Richardson, Diane Gould, Bahir al Badre, Helen Jean Smith, Brian Baker, Kay Pierce, Laurel Vaughn, Jaz Draper, and Elaine Florimonte.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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.

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.