Events

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.

White Spotted Jellyfish - Phyllorhiza punctata

David Guggenheim in DeepWorker Submersible, Bering Sea, Alaska

June 2021 – Photography Exhibition by Dr. David E. Guggenheim

Guggenheim is a marine scientist, conservation policy specialist, ocean explorer, submarine pilot, author and educator. He is the founder and president of the Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization, Ocean Doctor, dedicated to advancing the conservation of the world’s oceans through scientific research, education and community engagement. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University – Advanced Academic Programs teaching Ocean Stewardship and Sustainability.

Guggenheim is also an award-winning photographer and during the month of June will be displaying his work in the tasting room at Muse Vineyards, with photographs ranging from underwater wildlife to fine art studio photography, spanning the Antarctic, the Falkland Islands/Malvinas, Cuba, Alaska, West Virginia, and the Shenandoah Valley. He shoots professionally and most of the imagery on the Muse Vineyards website was taken by him.

Guggenheim will discuss his photography and ocean conservation work at a free reception in the Muse Vineyards Tasting Room on Sunday, June 13, 2021 2-3pm. Learn more.

Muse Vineyards Photo ExhibitionMuch of the imagery he is displaying is drawn directly from his conservation work. Guggenheim has worked in Cuba for more than 20 years leading collaborative research and conservation efforts in Cuba focused on coral reef ecosystems.

Penguins at Fortuna Bay, South Georgia IslandAs an ocean explorer, Guggenheim piloted the first manned submersible dive into the world’s largest underwater canyons in the Bering Sea, Alaska as a scientific advisor to Greenpeace. He was inducted into the Explorers Club as a National Fellow in 2008.

His 2013 documentary, Disaster at Nightingale, details a disastrous oil spill in a remote island group in the South Atlantic that killed thousands of penguins.

Guggenheim maintains a strong commitment to environmental education and is currently halfway through a journey to all 50 states to educate students about the oceans, conservation and careers in science.

He makes frequent public speaking, television and radio appearances and has appeared on 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, PBS Newshour and NPR.

David E GuggenheimGuggenheim previously served as Vice President at The Ocean Conservancy, President & CEO of The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, co-chair of the Everglades Coalition and president of the Friends of Channel Islands National Park. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Public Policy from George Mason University in Virginia, a Master’s in Aquatic and Population Biology from University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Master’s in Regional Science and Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

Learn more about David at David.Guggenheim.com.

Wildlife Hike Muse Vineyards
Guided Wildlife Hike in Seven Bends State Park

Matt Kowalski, a wildlife biologist, will lead a two hour hike from Muse Vineyards to the new Seven Bends State Park, the entrance of which is less than half mile from the vineyard. On the park trails, Matt will talk about the local wildlife, from snakes to deer, that inhabit our woods, mountains and streams. Return to Muse Vineyards afterwards for some of our refreshing, award-winning wines.

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 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.