Events

Artist Reception

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.

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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.

On September 5th, the artists whose work is on display will be in the tasting room to discuss their art and motivation.

 

Caitlin Garvey

VECCA is dedicated to bringing the arts and the community together by creating opportunities for people of all ages to pursue the arts and develop their creativity. Muse and VECCA are co-hosting an art show for 15 selected members.

Ellen Flugel

By creating an awareness of the arts, VECCA hopes to inspire and encourage creativity and develop an active cultural environment throughout The Shenandoah Valley. VECCA, a non-profit organization in Shenandoah County, Virginia, was founded in 1984 and continues to thrive. It benefits the community through annual art and music scholarships, workshops, exhibitions, community art projects, and more.

 

Visit their website to learn more about VECCA.

Laurel Vaughan

 

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.

 

Caitlin Garvey

VECCA is dedicated to bringing the arts and the community together by creating opportunities for people of all ages to pursue the arts and develop their creativity. Muse and VECCA are co-hosting an art show for 15 selected members.

Ellen Flugel

By creating an awareness of the arts, VECCA hopes to inspire and encourage creativity and develop an active cultural environment throughout The Shenandoah Valley. VECCA, a non-profit organization in Shenandoah County, Virginia, was founded in 1984 and continues to thrive. It benefits the community through annual art and music scholarships, workshops, exhibitions, community art projects, and more.

 

Visit their website to learn more about VECCA.

Laurel Vaughan

 

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.

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, and wine-related themes.

During the month of July, Eric will be displaying his work in the tasting room at Muse Vineyards, with photographs highlighting his international travels.

In his other life, Eric leads Direct Line’s Global Safety, Health, & Environment Program, and has over 35 years of HSE experience, a Bachelor’s 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.

 

 

 

 

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.

Guided Hike to Eagle’s Nest!

Join us on a guided hike of Seven Bends State Park, less than a mile from the entrance to Muse Vineyards guided by David V. Brotman, Executive Director of the Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.

The hike will be about 2 hours in length, mostly in shade, and of easy to moderate difficulty. (There are some moderately steep hills.) The group will stay together for a wide range of nature interpretation and will see a few areas of historical and cultural significance on the way to the eagle’s nest. We recommend you wear hiking shoes and bring water. We will be safe distancing among groups.

Enjoy beautiful forests, panoramic vistas of the valley and all that Mother Nature has to offer, and reward yourself afterwards at Muse Vineyards with relaxation and our award-winning wines.

Your guide will be David V. Brotman, Executive Director of the Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, with whom we are proud to partner on this program. Their mission is to is to keep the North Fork of the Shenandoah River clean, healthy, and beautiful through advocacy, community action, education and science. David has broad experience in environmental field work, business, conflict resolution, and education. Times spent in the Shenandoah Valley as a boy and young man — camping, hiking, fishing, and canoeing — are the very roots of his environmental interests, and his love of nature. David is a natural public educator, and has taught all age groups in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings. Subjects have included Chesapeake Bay ecology, Wild Edibles, and many more. In Yellowstone NP, he trained citizen scientists in field methods.

You Must Register for Your FREE Ticket!

Participation is limited to 20 participants. Tickets are free but you must register below.

Afterwards come enjoy Muse Vineyards with friends and family. We have reopened! Bottle sales, tasting by 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. 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.