Events

Clio Journey

Join Muse Co-owner Sally Cowal as she talks about how our Governor’s Cup award-winning Clio wine is grown and made! Tasting included!

Visit several of the Muse Vineyards whose grapes go into Clio and learn the history and what makes each one just right for our most popular wine. Learn about the origins of each grape and discover its unique characteristics and understand the choices we made that led to the multiple awards-winning Clio wine we serve.

At the end of the tour, enjoy a vertical tasting of our Clio wines and some of the wines used in the blend, and a gourmet snack prepared by our talented kitchen staff.

Tickets are limited! Get them today!

Come enjoy Muse Vineyards with friends and family. Bottle sales, wine flights*, and our full food menu are available. We look forward to your visit!

Please Note: Tickets DO NOT AUTOMATICALLY RESERVE A TABLE in our Tasting Room or outside Veranda or Deck for your party after the event. Table reservations are not required but suggested for large groups. Reservations are never required for our spacious lawn seating. (Please feel free to bring blanket 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 Veranda or Deck, please visit the reservations page on our website. Our guests with children under 12 are invited to sit on our groomed lawn under shade trees or umbrellas.

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 DECK, however. Outside alcohol is not permitted anywhere on the property by Virginia state law.

*Available Sunday-Friday, not including Holiday weekends*

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.

Ron Hamerick

Live Music with Ron Hamrick.

Ron Hamrick is an internationally acclaimed Billboard Top 10 songwriter.

You can find Ron’s songs on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon, iTunes, and other popular music sources around the world.

Learn more about Ron.

 

Tickets are not required for this event. You can enjoy the music and other entertainment from our veranda, upstairs deck, or our spacious grass lawn. 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 Deck, however. Outside alcohol is not permitted anywhere on the property by Virginia state law.

Matt Johnson
Live Music with Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson is a 29 year old Singer/Songwriter, Producer, Piano player, Actor, etc. from the central Shenandoah Valley.

Tickets are not required for this event. You can enjoy the music and other entertainment from our veranda, upstairs deck, or our spacious grass lawn. 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.) Groups with children under 12 are invited to join us at one of our lawn tables under shade trees or umbrellas.

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.

Matt Johnson
Live Music with Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson is a 29 year old Singer/Songwriter, Producer, Piano player, Actor, etc. from the central Shenandoah Valley.

Tickets are not required for this event. You can enjoy the music and other entertainment from our veranda, upstairs deck, or our spacious grass lawn. 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.) Groups with children under 12 are invited to join us at one of our lawn tables under shade trees or umbrellas.

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.

Karl Stoll
Live Music with Karl Stoll

Karl Stoll is best known for his electric rockin’ blues. As a solo singer/songwriter, you’ll find Karl at local wineries, bars, and restaurants playing the blues and a mix of Americana to include his favorites like Johnny Cash and John Prine.

Tickets are not required for this event. You can enjoy the music and other entertainment from our veranda, upstairs deck, or our spacious grass lawn. 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.) Groups with children under 12 are invited to join us at one of our lawn tables under shade trees or umbrellas.

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.

CANCELED!

A Morning Apart for Reflection.

Tickets are required! Purchase them HERE.

“Open your eyes and see, open your mouth and taste.” (a portion of Psalm 34:8 The Message Translation).

Leaders:
• Sally Cowal, proprietor of Muse Vineyards (along with her spouse Robert Muse) since 2003.
• Rev. Anne Findlay-Chamberlain, pastor at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Woodstock, VA

We live in a fast-paced world where time is of the essence, food is delivered at drive-through windows, and the words “fast” and “food” run together as we speed about our lives. We fast-forward through our days without taking the time to stop and savor what is happening right here and right now. When we take time to be attentive, “we discover the interconnectedness between spiritual and material realities: we learn to see the extraordinary in the ordinary.” (Gisela Kreglinger)

This morning apart provides an alternative pace in a place of beauty where we will have an opportunity to reflect on the deepest parts of ourselves as we:
• Get to know each other
• Experience walking amidst the vines in this season of the year (we will walk a short distance, and stand for up to one hour)
• Discover the importance of terroir – the role of soil, topography, and climate that influence the unique tastes and flavors of each wine
• Learn about wine-tasting in the tasting room
• Taste and savor several different wines
• Share our reflections

Tickets include a light continental breakfast and wine tasting.

Purchase tickets HERE!

 

Attendance at the event does not reserve a table for afterward. 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.

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.

Tickets are FREE, but required. Register HERE.

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 interpretations and will see a few areas of historical and cultural significance. We recommend you wear hiking shoes and bring water. We will be safe distancing among groups.

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 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 fieldwork, 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.

Afterward, come enjoy Muse Vineyards with friends and family. Bottle and glass sales 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 Veranda or Deck 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 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 Veranda or upstairs Deck, please visit the reservations page on our website.

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 VERANDA, or THE DECK, however. Outside alcohol is not permitted anywhere on the property by Virginia state law.

Live Music with Jack Dunlap

Jack Dunlap has made a name for himself playing mandolin in the D.C. area. Formerly of the trio Bud’s Collective, Jack has worked alongside past and present members of Mountain Heart, Audie Blaylock and Redline, Dailey and Vincent, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Blue Highway, Chris Jones, and the Night Drivers and Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, to name a few. Though growing up playing bluegrass music, Jack stretches his instrument into other genres such as jazz, swing, blues, rock, classical, country, Eastern Indian folk music, Celtic, polka, and many others. He worked as the apprentice to VA-based mandolin legend Danny Knicely through the VA Folklife Program. Knicely and Dunlap recorded the album “Chop, Shred & Split – A Mandolin Player’s Apprenticeship” together in 2015. The album went on to win Best Bluegrass Album of the Year at the Washington Area Music Awards (WAMMIES).

More info on Jack Dunlap

Tickets are not required for this event. You can enjoy the music and other entertainment from our veranda, upstairs deck, or (for guests with children) our spacious grass lawn. 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 or the Terrace, however. Outside alcohol is not permitted anywhere on the property by Virginia state law.