Muse Vineyards is located in the beautiful and historically significant Shenandoah Valley of Virginia just east of the town of Woodstock . The vineyards, on the banks of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, occupies a site farmed since the sevententh century by Mennonites farmers.
Shop our selection of high quality wines from the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. We make a limited number of very high quality wines in the style of Bordeux and The Rhone Valley. Our Roussanne is one of the only of its kind in the state.
Owners Robert Muse and former Ambassador Sally Grooms Cowal are dedicated to the production of world class grapes based on the French domaine system that produces the superb wines of Bordeaux and the Rhone Valley. No mechanical pruning or harvesting is used and all vines are thinned and hedged by hand with minimal use of herbicides, insecticides and fungicides.
The inspiration for Muse Vineyards comes from the small domaine wineries of France and Italy. Their vineyards of rarely more than twenty or thirty acres have often been passed down for centuries through the same families. The wines are made exclusively from grapes grown on the estates. The fermenting, pressing, barrel-aging and bottling of the wine are also done only at the domaine. The result is wine from an identifiable place. Industrial wine by contrast is manipulated to conform to formulae that guarantee an identical product every year. Its grapes come from immense vineyards that are miles from the huge facilities where they are processed into wines as uniform as soft drinks. Muse Vineyards’ wines are by contrast and deliberate intent the authentic expression of a place – the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
Happy New Year to all!