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Get to know the artists on February 6th.

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.

Opening Reception with October artist, Ellen Fairchild-Flugel!

ELLEN FAIRCHILD-FLUGEL At age 16, I designed my first ring from the red wax coating on Gouda cheese and cast it in silver. I was hooked! My journey in metal has evolved over the years to include forging iron, larger scale casting, etching, forming metal over stakes and anvils, welding, soldering , construction , and more. Creating relationships and contrasts between natural elements has been a recurring theme in my work. I love the intensity of Australian Aboriginal Art and have been inspired by the instinctual blending of visions, history, and sense of place. My goal with my work is to express motion and energy – and provide a visual feast!! When designing I like to incorporate unusual textures and materials with metals to compliment the beauty of each; copper and art glass, bronze and marble, handmade paper with gold, silver, and gems. All of my pieces are one of a kind. Currently I am a member of OASIS Fine Art & Craft and am also concentrating on commissioned jewelry and sculpture, (collaborating with clients melding their vision and mine, is one of my real joys).

METAPHYSICAL LANDSCAPES Sculptures in metal and mixed media interpreting the landscape of the Shenandoah Valley through natural and metaphysical forms. Each piece changes with light and shadows drawing the viewer into their own personal journey.

Register for your FREE ticket!

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 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.

Register for your FREE ticket!

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.