Events

Book Signing with Richard Leahy

Book Signing with Richard Leahy!

About Richard Leahy and BEYOND JEFFERSON’S VINES

Richard Leahy is a wine author and wine industry consultant specializing in regional wines east of the Rockies. He has been reporting on the wines of Virginia and other regional wine states since 1986. He works with numerous wineries, associations and state agencies, and is the Conference Manager for the largest wine industry trade show on the East Coast, the Eastern Winery Exposition.

His comprehensive book on Virginia wine, Beyond Jefferson’s Vines, in a second edition of 2014, is now available on Amazon and Kindle. He became well-known in the Eastern wine industry as East Coast Editor for Vineyard & Winery Management, and is the Mid-Atlantic and Southern Editor for the ground-breaking Oxford Companion to the Wines of North America (2000), a regional editor for Kevin Zraly’s American Wine Guide and assisted Steve DeLong on his recent Wine Tasting Notebook.

Mr. Leahy is a member of the Circle of Wine Writers, professional organization of leading wine journalists based in the U.K. Richard was the Executive Director of the Virginia Wine Experience in London in May 2007. The event was timed to coordinate with the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement and was a huge success in attracting the attention of leading British wine writers such as Steven Spurrier and Oz Clarke. Richard has consulted to a range of clients from start-up vineyards to well-established wineries, and state wine and agriculture organizations.

Guided Hike in Seven Bends State Park

Join us on a guided hike of newly-opened 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.

David will provide commentary on the flora fauna and edibles that are found in our bend in the river. The uniqueness of this place helps to make our terroir special. Hike will begin at 10 am and last about 2.5 hours. The hike begins and ends at out Tasting Room.

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.

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.

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.

Live Music with Russell Rinker at Muse Vineyards!

Russell Rinker was born and raised right here in Shenandoah County and has been singing, acting, and playing the piano since age four. He graduated from The College of William and Mary with degrees in Theatre and English, and for the past 20 years has worked professionally in the arts all over the US and abroad. Most prominently, Russell is a long-time member of the world-famous Blue Man Group, including five years on the Las Vegas Strip and two years touring North America. He also played Captain Newton in the first national tour of the Broadway musical “Amazing Grace”. Other illustrious credits include Los Angeles Opera, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and the South By Southwest music festival. He is currently based in the DC area.

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. 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 party may have up to 50 people.
  • Parties must maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet.
  • 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.
Muse Vineyards Wine Glass by the Fire

Join us for our Winter Solstice Party-

We will be hosting a Holiday Craft Market, live music by Troy & Paula Haag from 5-8pm, bonfires, lunch specials, and wine by the fire. Open late until 9pm.

 

Winter Solstice Party