Events

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.

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.

During the month of July, Kary Haun 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.

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.

Halloween Happenings

All Day – Costumes Welcome!

12-5:30pm – October is National Chili Month, so we’re serving Chili in addition to our smaller WEEKDAY menu.

3-5pm Spokescats & Spiders Artist Reception by Sustainability Matters. Vegetarian Chili and Spooky Treats will be available.

 

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.

On Halloween, meet the local artists whose work is on display in the Muse Vineyards Tasting room!

Purrantula by Amanda Fletchersmith

This invitational exhibition, inspired by the fauna of Halloween and highlighting recycled materials, is presented by conservation nonprofit Sustainability Matters. It pays homage to two of the most traditional and misunderstood symbols of Halloween. British lore says a black cat walking toward you brings luck. Haym, Sustainability Matters’ official spokescat, certainly brings us luck. The spider, the ultimate symbol of creativity, shows its power in the way it spins its web. A source of fear for some and fascination to others, the spider is an ancient being, having inhabited the Earth for more than 300 million years. Abandon negative superstitions and enjoy this whimsical exhibition!

 

 

Spokescats & Spiders is sponsored by Route 11 Potato Chips and curated by Trudi Van Dyke, an independent fine art curator specializing in fine craft and fiber.

Autumnal Watch by MaryBeth Bellah

ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY MATTERS

Sustainability Matters cultivates community through conservation. A young Virginia-grown grassroots nonprofit, we make sustainability fun, realistic, and inclusive of all. Whether it’s planting native wildflower meadows at landfills through our Making Trash Bloom project, hosting the Valley’s largest Earth Day festival and Community Plant Swaps, teaching novice gardeners to grow their own food, or partnering with state and federal agencies to help farmers access funding for conservation practices, we empower individuals, families, farms, and businesses to help the environment while helping themselves. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@sustainabilitymattersVA), check out our Native Virginia Now videos on YouTube (@sustainabilitymatters), or visit us at www.sustainabilitymatters.earth.

 

ABOUT HAYM (the gorgeous model in the banner photo)

Haym is helping photograph the art

Haym’s career as Sustainability Matters’ official spokescat began accidentally, as social media clickbait in our early days. He is now an established member of our team, posing tirelessly with invasive plants and recyclables, greeting his fans, and managing his own Twitter account (@spokescat). He has been featured multiple times in local print media. Haym lives with Sustainability Matters’ Executive Director, Sari Carp, and a clowder of careerless cats whom he ignores. He arrived as a stray on July 4 and is named after the unsung hero of the American Revolution, Haym Salomon.

 

 

 

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.

October is Virginia Wine Month!

Join us for special events every weekend. Sign up for our email list and follow us on Facebook

CANCELED! October 2nd 08:30-12:00pm – Experiencing the Spirituality of Wine (Tickets Required)

October 3rd 2:00-5:00pm – Live Music with Robbie Limon

October 4th-31st – Spokescats & Spiders, presented by Sustainability Matters

October 10th – 09:00-11:00am – Seven Bends Guided Hike (Free Tickets Required)

CANCELED! October 10th – 2:00-5:00pm – Live Music with Matt Johnson

October 16th – 2:00-5:00pm – Live Music with Karl Stoll

October 17th – 11:00-1:00pm – Clio Journey – Vineyard Tour and Tasting (Tickets Required)

October 23rd – 2:00-5:00pm – Live Music with Ron Hamrick

October 24th – 11:00-1:00pm – Clio Journey – Vineyard Tour and Tasting (Tickets Required)

October 24th – 2:00-5:00pm – Live Music with Matt Johnson

October 30th – 2:00-4:00pm – Live Music with Cousin Jimmy’s Stringband

October 31st – 12:00-6:00pm – Artist Reception Spokescats & Spiders

Check back frequently for updates!

 

If you would like to make a table reservation for our veranda, upstairs deck, or inside the tasting room, please feel free to do so using this link. Table reservations are not required but suggested for our busy weekends and holidays and for large groups. Table reservations are never required for our lawn seating. (Please feel free to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy our groomed lawn.)

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

During the month of October, several local artists will have art on display in the tasting room.

Purrantula by Amanda Fletchersmith

This invitational exhibition, inspired by the fauna of Halloween and highlighting recycled materials, is presented by conservation nonprofit Sustainability Matters. It pays homage to two of the most traditional and misunderstood symbols of Halloween. British lore says a black cat walking toward you brings luck. Haym, Sustainability Matters’ official spokescat, certainly brings us luck. The spider, the ultimate symbol of creativity, shows its power in the way it spins its web. A source of fear for some and fascination to others, the spider is an ancient being, having inhabited the Earth for more than 300 million years. Abandon negative superstitions and enjoy this whimsical exhibition!

 

 

Spokescats & Spiders is sponsored by Route 11 Potato Chips and curated by Trudi Van Dyke, an independent fine art curator specializing in fine craft and fiber.

Autumnal Watch by MaryBeth Bellah

ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY MATTERS

Sustainability Matters cultivates community through conservation. A young Virginia-grown grassroots nonprofit, we make sustainability fun, realistic, and inclusive of all. Whether it’s planting native wildflower meadows at landfills through our Making Trash Bloom project, hosting the Valley’s largest Earth Day festival and Community Plant Swaps, teaching novice gardeners to grow their own food, or partnering with state and federal agencies to help farmers access funding for conservation practices, we empower individuals, families, farms, and businesses to help the environment while helping themselves. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@sustainabilitymattersVA), check out our Native Virginia Now videos on YouTube (@sustainabilitymatters), or visit us at www.sustainabilitymatters.earth.

 

ABOUT HAYM (the gorgeous model in the banner photo)

Haym is helping photograph the art

Haym’s career as Sustainability Matters’ official spokescat began accidentally, as social media clickbait in our early days. He is now an established member of our team, posing tirelessly with invasive plants and recyclables, greeting his fans, and managing his own Twitter account (@spokescat). He has been featured multiple times in local print media. Haym lives with Sustainability Matters’ Executive Director, Sari Carp, and a clowder of careerless cats whom he ignores. He arrived as a stray on July 4 and is named after the unsung hero of the American Revolution, Haym Salomon.

 

 

 

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.