Friday 31 July 2015

Abstract Abounds in August at Muse

Kathryn Dykstra 

& Daniel Boot

August Abstract Art @ Muse

August 1st to 31st

When we said the Bacchus Room would be alive with colour we weren't kidding.  We grabbed a photo op with Kate & Dan today while they were setting up.  If you love colour, love the abstract, the pure expression that only abstract provides...we think you are going to be absolutely delighted! 
The Exhibition and Sale runs all through the month of August at Muse, but you can Meet the Artists on the weekends of August 8th & 9th as well as August 22nd & 23rd.  
Be sure to make the Bacchus Room part of your visit to Muse this August. 

Wednesday 1 July 2015

Ballet Etoile at Muse Winery

 Summer Musings 2015

June 28th & July 5th
Performances at 2 pm

We are always very excited as we start to line up the entertainment for the summer at Muse Winery.  The dreams, the plans, the organizing, set up and rehearsals and blooms.

We wanted to share with you this beautiful photo,  the ballerina seems to bloom from the vines.

We hope you'll have a chance to get out and see the final performance July 5th, if you missed the first one.

Our thanks to Ballet Etoile for gracing our vineyard with pirouettes and plies.

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Sunday 19 April 2015

A Fresh Bistro Muse

Fresh is the Word for Bistro Muse

As we get ready to roll into high gear at Muse for the season- yesterday was tasting day for Bistro staff and "the Muse" - sampling the new Bistro fare.

Chef Judi Garbala has put together a new menu that is nothing short of scrumptious.  If you had a single Muse favourite before... you're going to have at least 5 now.

We tasted, we paired and there are just so many wonderful combinations, you'll want to be taking advantage of the tasting flights of wines to find what your palate enjoys most.

Our new Bistro Chef has sourced locally wherever possible and loves fresh, fresh, fresh!  The Spring Salad is heaven; our photo here shows it served with smoked tuna.  Only YUM in bold caps comes remotely close to describing - Fave # 1 and then we tasted the Seasonal Soup...  A Red Snapper, Roasted Tomato & Lentil bisque and please note the "Seasonal" because it will change in the summer and you do not want to miss the opportunity to taste it - Fave #2.

The Grilled Chicken Tartine with homemade Roasted Thyme Grape Chutney with Moonstruck's Ash Ripened Camembert on a baguette slice will undoubtedly be Fave #3!

And that's only the briefest of tastes on the menu.  Check it out online and be sure sure to reserve many lunches- there is so much to try.  When the staff says "awesome" you know you need to take it in.

Your best chance for sampling a number of things from the menu is the Spring Celebration Party coming up Saturday May 2nd at Muse - noon to 4 pm.  No reservations required, you'll want to gather up your friends- at only $1/bite or sip...what better way to enjoy a Saturday.

Thursday 13 November 2014

A Blonde Blend


Spinnakers 30th Anniversary
Watch for it....

Set to release to the public through Spinnakers to mark their 30th Anniversary...yes...the Muse Mermaid is holding a beer!

As a 30th anniversary celebration we have teamed up with Spinnakers to do a Brewers Special Series Beer.

We love the beer and We love the label!

It is fermented using rare hops and our fresh pressed Ortega juice. It will be released Dec. 1st, 2014.

Good things come to those who make great wines!

We wish we could offer it at Muse, but you'll have to stock up from the various Spinnakers locations on this one.

Looks like blondes are having all the fun again! :)


Wednesday 20 August 2014

North Saanich Flavour Trail - Aug. 22-24th, 2014

North Saanich Flavour Trail - Friday, Saturday & Sunday - August 22nd, 23rd & 24th

The Flavour Trail will kick off with a BBQ at Muse Winery on Friday night! Enjoy entertainment performed by Clarence Boudreau!  This award winning "fiddler" will help us kick off the Flavour Trail with aplomb!
The Bistro BBQ menu is out now too - Click to view!  Tickets for the Kick Off BBQ are $29 including tax.
Call 250-656-2552 to reserve your tickets or email.

The Flavour Trail tour begins the next day.  This self-guided tour allows you to explore, discover and celebrate all the North Saanich Peninsula has to offer.  With farms, wineries and all manner of local talent- come and discover our little finger of Vancouver Island.

For more details on the Flavour Trail visit their website filled with information on all the participants and a downloadable map as well! FlavourTrails

We look forward to seeing you out for the Kick Off BBQ or any day of the event!  We'll have vineyard tours and wine tasting going on throughout the weekend.  We have a fabulous art exhibition featuring artists Anne Bowen and Shelby Assenheimer ongoing in the Bacchus Room and of course, Bistro Muse will be open 11 am to 4 pm for a taste of the Peninsula!

Photo Credit Lydia Dagg

Muse Winery
11195 Chalet Road, North Saanich, BC V8L 5M1

Thursday 17 July 2014

Cirque du Chablis opens July 19th

Peninsula Players Presents

"Cirque du Chablis"

Opening Night - Saturday July 19th

The curtain goes up at 7:30 pm to reveal another fantastic production by The Peninsula Players for the outdoor summer theatre at Muse Winery.

A ragtag band of circus freaks hankers for something more than cleaning up after elephants and biting heads off of chickens.  When former starlet Serafina offers them their own vaudeville show, they leap at the chance! But between a scheming ringmaster, a secretive starlet, and a lovesick cheese mogul, the freaks soon learn that life is not always a barrel of monkeys.

There will be a total of 7 performances, so make sure to plan ahead.  For the evening performances Bistro Muse will be offering a special Harvest Table buffet for $29 plus GST
Reservations will be required.

Mark your calendars - performance dates are:
Evening Performances - 
Saturdays - July 19th & 26th and August 9th & 16th     7:30 pm  curtain

Matinee Performances - 
Sundays - July 27th and August 10th & 17th - 3 pm curtain

Tickets for all performances are $25 per person.
Add Harvest Table Buffet for an additional $29 per person, plus GST
Bistro Muse is open for lunch before the Matinees - reservations required.

We hope to see you out for another summer of thespians entertaining us in the vineyard!

Wednesday 25 June 2014

Ballet Etoile Canada- Summer Musings

Summer MusingsBallet Etoile Canada & 
Muse Winery present
Summer Musings 2014

Sundays July 6th & 13th - 2 pm
Ortega Terrace at Muse Winery

Ballet √Čtoile returns to Muse Winery this July, bringing it’s celebrated mix of stunning classicism and spirited charm to the Ortega Terrace with two afternoon performances. Featuring the famous ‘Odalisque Pas de Trois’ from the ballet ‘Le Corsaire’, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream Suite’, a sprightly, delightful interpretation of Shakespeare’s bewitching comedy, and ‘Sinatra Dances,’ a smooth and sultry collection of dances set to some of Frank Sinatra’s most well known songs.

Sunday July 6th and 13th at 2 pm, come and celebrate summer with a delightful lunch at Muse Bistro and beautiful ballet in an idyllic outdoor setting.
Performance tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Muse Winery or by calling 250-656-2552.

Reserve early for lunch before the performance.

Muse Winery 11195 Chalet Road, North Saanich, BC V8L 5M1