Events

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.
Guided Hike - Seven Bends State Park
Guided Hike in Seven Bends State Park

Seven Bends State ParkJoin us on a guided hike of newly-opened Seven Bends State Park, less than a mile from the entrance to Muse Vineyards.

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.

David V. Brotman

David V. Brotman, Executive Director of the Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River

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.

About the Hike

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 David’s descriptions of the landscape, flora and fauna, so the pace will be at a slow to moderate pace. We recommend you wear hiking shoes and bring water. We will be safe distancing among groups.

Seven Bends State ParkYou 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:

Seven Bends State ParkTickets are General Admission and do not automatically reserve a table in our Tasting Room or outside Terrace for your party. 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.