Artist Reception Eric Allgaier
Artist Reception with Photographer Eric Allgaier

Eric Allgaier has been taking photographs for over a half of a century. He is passionate about nature and landscapes, and loves the fact that most mobile phones have cameras on them, allowing you to capture an interesting image.

In his other life, Eric lead’s Visa’s Global Health, Safety & Environmental Program, and has over 35 years of HSE experience, a Bachelors degree in Biology from Bucknell University, a Masters degree in Environmental Science from George Washington University.

Eric loves traveling the world for business and pleasure, and reached his goal of “50 by 50” – visiting all 50 states before he turned 50 years old. He has also visited 31 different countries. He loves the outdoors, and can be found biking, golfing, kayaking, hiking, fly-fishing, skiing, or sitting on his deck enjoying coffee, a cocktail or wine.

Eric is passionate about art, photography and wine, and makes an effort to visit art museums, galleries and wineries around the globe. In his photography, he concentrates on landscapes, the effects of natural lighting, and wine related themes.

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Come enjoy Muse Vineyards with friends and family. We have reopened! Bottle sales, wine flights and our full food menu are available. We look forward to your visit!

Please Note: Tickets are General Admission and DO NOT AUTOMATICALLY RESERVE A TABLE in our Tasting Room or outside Terrace for your party. Table reservations are not required but suggested for large groups. Table reservations are never required for our spacious lawn seating. (Please feel free to bring a blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy our groomed lawn.) If you do want to request a reservation for a table inside the Tasting Room or on the Tasting Room Terrace, please visit the reservations page on our web site.

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

In Compliance With Virginia Regulations:

  • Each group must maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet from other groups.
  • Our Tasting Room is open! Masks are required inside unless you are eating and/or drinking.
  • We will be cleaning and sanitizing regularly throughout the day according to CDC guidelines.
Artist Reception with August Hoerr
Artist Reception with August Hoerr at Muse Vineyards

Join us for a reception with our June Artist of the Month, August Hoerr, featuring his exhibit, Vineblack, a collection of beautiful, fine art drawings of our own Muse Vineyards’ vines created with charcoal from those very vines! August’s exhibition will be on display in the Tasting Room through the end of July.

August Hoerr grew up in Alabama, and has a BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Montevallo. He lived in Asheville NC for over a decade, exhibiting his work in the US and UK. He recently moved to Shenandoah Valley, and works from a home studio. You can find more of his work on his web site and on Instagram.

The reception will begin outside where August will discuss his work in the vines. You’ll then have a chance to tour the tasting room (in small groups) to enjoy his artwork.

Finally, August will bring paper and some charcoal and encourage people who want to draw and create their own works of art.

Of course, our award-winning wines and delicious food will be available during the event.

Space is limited! There is no charge for this event but you must register for your free tickets for this event.

Reminder: The Tasting Room is open. Masks are required except when eating or drinking.

Our featured artist of the month is Erin Harrigan. On January 19th, the artist will be at Muse Vineyards to speak with guests who would like to talk to her about her work. Anyone is welcomed. There will be light hors d’oeuvres.