April Artist Uncorked - Leif Larson

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Welcome our April Artist Uncorked - Leif Larson!

Leif was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1981. He spent his childhood growing up in Appleton, WI. Briefly, He studied at Indiana State University, and then went on to receive a B.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 2005. His work has been shown throughout the U.S. in galleries, museums, universities, public buildings and exhibitions in locations that include Napa Valley California, New York City, and many Midwestern cities in Wisconsin and Illinois. His paintings, drawings, watercolors, and intaglio prints can be found in both private and public collections across the United States. Leif loves to travel and meet new people, and enjoys sharing his love of art with others. He has a studio in Oshkosh, WI.

https://www.leiflarson.com/

Walk through our "gallery" and see the work of Leif Larson during the month of April.

Cooking Class - "Spring is in the Air" (SOLD OUT)

At our April cooking class, we are trying to convince Mother Nature it is supposed to be SPRING!
Kathy McCarthy from Mill Street Haven and Cooking School, has again found some fun recipes to share with everyone, and in turn for you to share with your family & friends!
This class will include a hands-on cooking experience, where you will learn preparation and cooking techniques. Plus, you get to take the recipes home with you to introduce to your family & friends. After the food is prepared, enjoy each course paired with a Vines & Rushes Winery wine. All of this for only $35!
Menu:
Homemade Fettuccine tossed with
Roasted Vegetables in Bechamel Sauce

Spring Pizzas with Homemade Ricotta

Lemon-Yogurt Crumb Cake
Don't hesitate to sign up!


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Live Music featuring Michael Grabner

Michael Grabner is a singer/ songwriter, and Appleton, WI native. He possesses a unique sound rooted in the traditions of country, folk, and rock and roll. Michael's sound would be best described as americana or alt country; He is influenced strongly by American roots music.

Listen here:
https://www.facebook.com/mgrabnermusic/

Complimentary wine tasting throughout the day. Select your favorite wine, cider, or Knuth Brewing Company craft beer, custom order a wood fired pizza, and sit back and enjoy the music. Wood fired pizza is served from 4pm - 8pm.

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Farmer's Table Wine & Beer Pairing Dinner - April (SOLD OUT)

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Taste Local!!

Join us for an evening of locally sourced food, beverages and live dinner music. If you have yet to try one of our dinners, this is an experience like no other!

Our Chef Dan Solberg from Stack Farm & Food Co. prepares an exceptional five course menu paired with Vines & Rushes Winery wines or Knuth Brewing Company craft beer. Our chef and winemaker put a lot of thought in to each course and explain each pairing. Stack Farm and Food Co. supports small, local and neighboring farms, including their own, by thoughtfully sourcing their ingredients from these local Wisconsin growers and producers. Combined with the live music of guy.ev.ski, this will be another fantastic evening at the winery!

Menu:

Course 1:
Deviled Eggs Carbonara- Stack Farms Guanciale, Red Barn Family Farms Le Rouge Crisps

Course 2:
Spring Spinach Salad- Olden Organics Farm Spring Spinach, Pickled Carrots, Shallots, and Mustard Seed, Red Barn Family Farms Cupola Vinaigrette

Course 3:
Watercress Soup- Wild Watercress, Oven Roasted Avrom Farm Oyster Mushrooms, Olden Organics Farm Potatoes, Tarragon Oil

Course 4:
Maple Thyme Pork Loin- Tapped Maple Syrup, Thyme and Red Barn Family Farms 3 yr Heritage Weis Cheddar Biscuits

Course 5:
Dark Chocolate Pot de Crème- Tapped Maple Syrup Ginger Maple Whipped Cream

Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. 
Advance tickets required. $70/person.
Sign up here: http://store.vinesandrushes.com/

Rose' & Runway Fashion Show

Want a “glimpse” of the trending fashions that will be appearing at area boutiques this Spring & Summer? Join us at Vines & Rushes Winery for the “Rosé & Runway” Fashion Show. Participating boutiques include: Brinkley's Boutique, The American Alchemy, Blonde Russian, Dear Prudence, Daiseye, and Violet & Company.

Prior to the show, enjoy a breakfast buffet, paired with some Vines & Rushes wine. Then settle in for a fashion show featuring casual, business and date night apparel. We again welcome Mariah Haberman, who is part of the Discover Wisconsin Team, as our emcee for the show.
Before or after the show, browse through the pop up boutiques, and purchase the items worn by the models.
Cost of tickets is $35 per person, which includes the buffet and two complimentary glasses of wine. Additional glasses of wine can be purchased.
Net proceeds from this event will be given to local food pantries.
Tickets can be purchased online: store.vinesandrushes.com but don't hesitate, prior shows have sold out!

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Live Music featuring Buck Fifty

We are excited to have Buck Fifty back again to Vines & Rushes!

Ted Otto, Brandon native, will be playing classic rock cover music at the winery. He puts on a great show and has quite a following!! Don't miss it!

Complimentary tastings of wine, hard cider, and Knuth craft beer throughout the day. Grab your favorite glass of wine or Knuth Brewing Company craft beer on tap, and listen to Ted's music! Wood-fired pizza served from 4pm - 8pm.

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Cause of the Mondays - The B&GC of the Tri-County Area

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Save the date!!! Cause of the Mondays to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area is May 6 from 4:00-8:00 pm.

25% of pizza sales and all cash donations from this night will be donated to The Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area.

Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area inspires and enables young people to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. The Club serves youth ages 6 to 18 Monday through Friday after school and during the summer and is currently serving over 834 youth in the Tri-County Area. They provide a safe environment, excellent facilities, caring adults and engaging programs in the following areas:
-The Arts
-Education
-Healthy & Wellness
-Leadership & Service
-Sports & Recreation

Join us at the winery for our fantastic pizza and support a great cause and community!!

For more about our COTM night:
http://vinesandrushes.com/cause-of-the-mondays/
For more about this organization:
http://bgctric.org/

Kirk Yazel Sculptures & Olden Organics at the Winery

Time to think about planting your garden and decorating your garden or patio, PLUS shop for Mother's Day!!
Kirk Yazel Metal Sculpture and Olden Organics Farm will be at the winery on May 10th & 11th with their items for sale!

Have you ever seen a Kirk Yazel Metal Sculpture? If not, you are in for a treat! These handmade metal pieces are absolutely beautiful and will enhance any outdoor area.
Olden Organics Farm will have veggie & herb plants for your garden or containers. All plants are "Certified Organic". We use some of their greens for our wood fired pizzas!

Grab a glass of Vines & Rushes Winery wine or cider, Knuth Brewing Company craft beer and do some shopping! After you are done shopping, grab a wood fired pizza from 12 pm to 6 pm.

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Live Music featuring Christopher Gold

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Christopher Gold is a Kentucky-born songwriter living in Wisconsin. Together with his band The New Old Things he has written and recorded folk songs, country songs, rock & roll songs, and everything in between citing a love for songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and anybody else whose work begins with paper and pen.

Listen here:
http://www.christophergold.com/#home

Complimentary wine tasting throughout the day. Select your favorite wine, cider, or Knuth Brewing Company craft beer, custom order a wood fired pizza, and sit back and enjoy the music. Wood fired pizza is served from 4pm - 8pm.

Kirk Yazel Sculptures & Olden Organics at the Winery

Time to think about planting your garden and decorating your garden or patio, PLUS shop for Mother's Day!!
Kirk Yazel Metal Sculpture and Olden Organics Farm will be at the winery on May 10th & 11th with their items for sale!

Have you ever seen a Kirk Yazel Metal Sculpture? If not, you are in for a treat! These handmade metal pieces are absolutely beautiful and will enhance any outdoor area.
Olden Organics Farm will have veggie & herb plants for your garden or containers. All plants are "Certified Organic". We use some of their greens for our wood fired pizzas!

Grab a glass of Vines & Rushes Winery wine or cider, Knuth Brewing Company craft beer and do some shopping! After you are done shopping, grab a wood fired pizza from 12 pm to 6 pm.

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Live Music featuring Avian Aura

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Avian Aura- Music brings their alt-folk music back to Vines and Rushes! A fresh presentation on a classic concept, expect to hear a mix of original music with a dose of tasteful covers, an array of instrumentation and plenty of good vibes.

Listen here: https://www.avianaura.com/

Complimentary wine tasting throughout the day. Select your favorite wine, cider, or Knuth Brewing Company craft beer, custom order a wood fired pizza, and sit back and enjoy the music. Wood fired pizza is served from 12pm - 6pm.

Live Music featuring Kyle Megna & Ross Catterton

Kyle Megna and Ross are two strong song writers that play in the same band Kyle Megna & The Monsoons. Seen live, they feed off the vibe of the crowd as well as each other. Their “dark-indie-blues-folk-rock feel” keeps you entertained for hours!

Listen here:
http://www.kylemegna.com/

Complimentary wine tasting throughout the day. Select your favorite wine, cider, or Knuth Brewing Company craft beer, custom order a wood fired pizza, and sit back and enjoy the music. Wood fired pizza is served from 12pm - 6pm.

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Cause of the Mondays - Green Lake Conservancy

Welcome our cause on May 20th- Green Lake Conservancy!!

The Green Lake Conservancy - is a community-based non-profit land trust that works to preserve, protect and enhance the aesthetic, ecological and recreational qualities of places that make the greater Big Green Lake Watershed special.

By "continuing a legacy of land ethic", Green Lake Conservancy's mission is:

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  • Protect, enhance, and restore the quality of Green Lake

  • Preserve the biodiversity of natural areas within the watershed

  • Educate the public — foster a heightened sense of environmental awareness and promote a land ethic based on environmental stewardship and sustainable land use practices

The proceeds from their COTM night will go toward Conservancy Camps! Overnight camping adventures to empower youth as stewards and continuing a legacy of land ethic.

For more details:
http://www.greenlakeconservancy.org/ AND www.greenlakeconservancycamp.org

See you on May 20th!

Live Music featuring Anna p.s.

Welcome Indie Folk Artist Anna p.s. to Vines & Rushes Winery!!

Live, Anna plays acoustic guitar, foot percussion, and—perhaps unexpectedly—the flute. She uses a looper pedal to sample her guitar and loop it back while she plays flute interludes during her songs, bringing a unique element to her shows.

Listen to Anna here:
https://www.annapsmusic.com/shows-and-music

Wood fired pizza served from 4pm - 8pm. Complimentary wine/cider or Knuth Brewing Company craft beer tasting all day. Enjoy a beverage of your choice, a fantastic pizza, and the music of Anna p.s. on May 31st.

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