Thursday 29 August 2013

Prelude to Autumn - Sept. 8th

Prelude to Autumn

Sunday September 8th - 3 pm

We look forward to violinist & concert master Terence Tam  performing with Steinway artist & critically acclaimed pianist Lorraine Min performing at Muse Winery.
Enjoy selections from the works of Chopin, Franck, Pablo de Sarasate, Debussy and Ysaye played by these two world class musicians.  A delight for the senses amidst the beautiful vineyard setting.

Min has impressed audiences worldwide for her artistic brilliance and virtuosity. Cited by the New York Times for her "impeccable phrase-shaping" and "crystalline sound," Min's pianism continues to inspire with its indelible musicality and finesse.  

Of Tam, the Halifax Chronical Herald wrote "...Every phrase had the deceptive ease and grace of a ballet dancer combined with the weight and momentum of a figure skater.....impressive mastery of the musical ideas......he breaks through interpretation to find and to bring back to the listener a musical landscape where everything is new, the third [movement] Tam turned up the heat, blazing through the incandescent scales of the cadenza like a comet ..."

The vineyard will be alight with the sounds of music.  Please join us.

TICKETS: $20.00  Available after Aug.19th at:
                    -Muse Winery (11195 Chalet Rd, North Saanich)  
                    -Tanners Book Store (Beacon Ave, Sidney)
                    -At the door on the day of the performance
Plan a bite at Bistro Muse before the concert, we suggest reservations Call 250-656-2552

Tuesday 20 August 2013

Add Flavour with Art

Gord Langston
Adding Flavour with Art on the
North Saanich Flavour Trail this weekend
Aug. 24 & 25th  11 to 5 pm

Muse Winery
11195 Chalet Road, North Saanich

The Flavour Trail encompasses the ideal of introducing everyone to the local flavours of the community, with locally grown produce, wine, baking and we think that local art should be a part of the bountiful mix that creates flavour for the home.  We've invited a number of local artists to bring their works of art to Muse for the weekend and you'll find them in the vineyards!

Heather Gunning
 As you wander through the Bacchus, Marechal....also look for the work of Gord Langston and Heather Gunning.  Gord & Heather both have their unique flares of taking that which other might discard and turning metal into beautiful pieces of art for the home, garden and to wear.

Pauline Olesen will be bringing some of her fused glass work and jewelry to the vineyard. If you've been to the winery before, you might have seen some of her work in our Wine & Gift Shop. Here's a video clip from a recent Monday Magazine interview at her Piers Island Studio.

In the Bacchus Room, look for work from the Peninsula Plein Air Painters on exhibition and you'll find a few of those artists in the vineyard...painting...plein air of course!   We welcome works from Keith Levang, Stephanie Quainton Steel- author and artist
John Moloney, Ian & Renate Waterlow and Paul Alex Bennett.

Keith Levang

John Moloney

Paul Alex Bennet
 We've shown just a few of the beautiful works by these Plein Air painters.  We hope you can join us to enjoy the marvelous palette of work showing off captured moments and places in our area.

Last, but by no means least...sculptor Paul Harder will be bringing his newest creations to the vineyard.  He mentioned cats and dogs were his newest works, but this photo makes us wonder what kind of cat will be coming to the vineyard!?

Paul Harder

 We look forward to seeing you out at the winery this weekend.  Keep up to date on all our events on the Calendar on the website. 
Bistro Muse will be open for the Flavour Trail weekend and we do suggest reservations.  Along with the regular bistro menu there will be a few extra choices and specials.  Please call us at 250-656-2552 to reserve or Email.

For more information on the Flavour Trail you can check out their website at

Wednesday 14 August 2013

North Saanich Flavour Trail - Friday Night Kick Off

North Saanich Flavour Trail
August 23-25, 2013

Friday night Kick off BBQ
@ Muse Winery

It's going to be a great weekend offering visitors a rural ramble full of local flavour and you are invited to kick off the weekend at the Friday night BBQ and enjoy music by Water in the Crawlspace at Muse Winery.

The North Saanich Flavour Trail begins with an evening celebrating the bounty of the Peninsula, beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Enjoy a Muse BBQ alongside the vineyard and celebrate the rural life of Deep Cove with local music.  Enjoy our Harvest Spread filled with locally farmed products including Wine Maker’s Ribs, the Bistro Muse Salad, Beef or Chicken burgers with all the fixin’s, Veggie skewers, coleslaw and Berry Crumble – all for only $25 per person.
Non alcoholic refreshments and a cash wine bar also available.

Tickets will be available through Muse Winery – call 250-656-2552 to reserve.

Hope to see you at the Kick Off for all the fun!

We've got more happening the rest of the weekend at Muse- we'll have features coming up on our local artists who'll be in the vineyards on Saturday and Sunday.

To keep up to date  - on our Calendar or Follow us on Twitter 

Check out the Flavour Trail website for more info and downloadable map at

Wednesday 7 August 2013

One Flew over the Cabernet - August 10, 11, 17 & 31st

Thespians in the Vineyard!

Join us at Muse Winery for one of the remaining performances of ...

One Flew Over the Cabernet

This year's production takes place in an insane asylum, where the inmates all believe that they are fairy tale characters.  When a new patient, a Sleeping Princess, is admitted and is awakened by the doctor, things get crazy...
Check out the YouTube for a bit of a preview of their Opening Night performance.

Tickets will be $25 for all performances.  Saturdays are 7:30 pm curtain, Sundays at 3 pm

Our Special Island Harvest Table will be offered for dinner for the Saturday evening performances with sitting available from 5 to 6:30 pm.  Please call 250-656-2552 to reserve.  You'll find the menu details on our website calendar

Choose from the Bistro Menu for lunch or a plate to share before the Matinee performances.  Please reserve ahead.    Call 250-656-2552 or email

Evening performances are August 10th,  August 17th- SOLD OUT  and August 31st

Matinee is August 11th only

Don't miss out on this unique experience of outdoor theatre at Muse Winery.