Artist Uncorked featuring Carissa Sorensen

Our featured artist for the month of October is Carissa Rivara Sorensen
Carissa Sorensen was born in the suburbs of Chicago in 1981. She combined her two greatest interests while at Ripon College where she majored in psychobiology (with an emphasis on animal behavior) and minored in studio art.

Carissa is the owner of Yellow Horse LLC Integrative Horse Training, based at Edgewater Farms in Berlin, WI. Her passion is helping each horse become physically and emotionally balanced by combining her knowledge of equine biomechanics with a deep and empathetic understanding of equine behavior.

According to Carissa’s mother, she’s been drawing animals since she could hold a pencil. This natural inclination has led her to enjoy creating a varied body of work including her popular acrylic pet portraits. Her portfolio includes pen and ink drawings, watercolor, alcohol ink, and acrylic paintings. (She hasn’t met an art supply that she doesn’t enjoy) Carissa believes that art is a grand adventure and enjoys learning new techniques and mediums. 

Carissa and her husband Justin live in Ripon with their kids and two ridiculous dogs. 

Visit her Etsy shop

Stop by the winery, grab a glass of wine and wander through our "art gallery"!

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Live Music featuring North Coast Jazz Project

Stop by the winery for a complimentary tasting, wood fired pizza, served from 4 pm to 8 pm and MUSIC!

North Coast Jazz Project’s interest of the historic evolution of jazz is apparent when performing. They perform pieces from the early 1920's on forward to present day sounds in their unique way. They all love to play and combine many decades of experience doing so. 

North Coast Jazz Project will be performing from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Wine/beer, dinner and music-what a great combination for a wonderful evening!


October Wine Pairing Dinner

Join us for our October Wine Pairing Dinner!! Enjoy a 5 course meal created by Stack Farm & Food Co. paired with 5 of our fantastic wines. Each course uses as many local ingredients as possible to create a fresh, homegrown feel with each bite! We also use only estate and Wisconsin grown grapes in each of our wines. 
Dinner music will be provided by KaRoMa Jazz Trio. 
The cost is $70 per person. 
First Course: 
Maple Smoked Duck, Red Cabbage, Door County Cherry and Cola Vinegar Sauce
Wine: Petite Pearl

Second Course: 
Fall Salad - Greens, Baby Leeks, Pickled Carrots, Stack Farms Pepperoni, Montamore Cheese, Sherry Vinaigrette
Wine: LaCrescent

Third Course:
Sweet Potato Bisque
Wine: Hard Cider

Fourth Course:
Winemakers Pork - Roast Pork with grape Sauce
Wine: Little White Red

Fifth Course:
French Apple Cake with Vanilla Cream
Wine: Sweet Nolia

Purchase your tickets today!

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SOLD OUT - Cooking Class - "Fall Flavors"

Fall is in the air! This month we again welcome Kathy McCarthy from Savory Spoon Cooking School in Door County to share some flavorful recipes that will make your heart (and tummy) warm and cozy!

Kathy will guide you through all the recipes. Using locally grown fruits and vegetables, you will join others to make each dish from scratch!

This cooking 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. Each of the courses will be paired with a Vines & Rushes Winery wine.

Autumn Apple Brickle Dip with Fresh Apples
Paired with Hard Apple Cider

Fall Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad
Paired with LaCrescent

Tortellini with Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce
Paired with Sabrevois

Maple Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
Paired with Sweet Nolia

The cost is $30.00 per person. For prior classes we have had a great response, do not hesitate to sign up!  Sign up here

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Live Music featuring Kip Jones

Kip Jones is returning to the winery, Friday October 27th!

Kip Jones Music is a singer/songwriter who has been writing and performing songs from several genres, focusing mainly on classic rock, folk and country. Kip is described as “one of today's most versatile performers."

Complimentary wine tasting throughout the day. Select your favorite wine, have a glass, or two, custom order a wood fired pizza, sit back and enjoy the music.

This is going to be a fun evening at the winery! See you on the 27th!

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Live Music featuring Buck Fifty

We are excited to have Ted Otto, from Brandon, return to the winery. Ted does an amazing job playing classic rock cover music. He enjoys having the audience participate and “join him as he sings.” 

Complimentary wine tasting throughout the day. Enjoy a glass of your favorite wine, or if you would rather have a "beer", we offer three different Knuth's craft beers and Sprecher's Rootbeer on tap.

Wood fired pizza will be served from 12 pm to 6 pm. We also have many award winning Wisconsin cheeses, Guth's chocolates and popcorn.

Doesn't that sound like a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon?


Live Music featuring Kyle Megna & Ross Catterton

It is Friday Night DATE Night!  We have it all planned for you! Enjoy the music of Kyle Megna & Ross Catterton, along with wine or Knuth's Craft Beer and wood fired pizza.

Kyle Megna and Ross are two strong song writers that play in the same band Kyle Megna and The Monsoons! Their “dark-indie-blues-folk-rock feel” is a magnetic force that’s ever-charged with surges of creativity and artistic experimentation. Fused with a healthy dose of spontaneity and humor, Kyle and Ross channel "can’t-get-enough energy" that’s good for the soul.

Complimentary wine tasting throughout the day. Select your favorite wine, have a glass, or two, custom order a wood fired pizza, sit back and enjoy the music.

This is going to be a fun evening at the winery!  See you on the 3rd!

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Live Music featuring Tyler Shea

Tyler Shea will be returning to the winery and playing a mix of folk, bluegrass and americana style music from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Complimentary tasting of wine, hard cider and/or Knuth Brewing Company craft beer all day. Grab your favorite glass and enjoy a wood fired pizza, serving from 12 PM to 6 PM.

This concert is free and open to all customers - join us for a fun afternoon of great wine, pizza and music!

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Live Music featuring Copper Box Trio

Ready for another fun afternoon at the winery? 

Copper Box Trio, one of the best Polka Fusion bands in the country, will be returning to the winery.  Fronted by former Riponite Danny Jerabek along with his wife Michelle. Copper Box takes numerous musical styles, pitches them into the blender and comes up with a distinctive sound. It’s mostly rock, zydeco and polka, but there’s also a touch of blues and country.

Complimentary tasting of wine, hard cider and/or Knuth Brewing Company craft beer all day. Grab your favorite glass and enjoy a wood fired pizza, serving from 12 PM to 6 PM.

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Mascoutin Vintage Roadshow & MORE

Vines & Rushes is one of the stops on the Roadshow, "Frost Upon the Boughs".
The participating stores are: Saving Grace Salvage CompanyBack Porch Gatherings Ripon and Berlin, Chicken Scratch Vintage AntiquesDiG Garden Store & MoreMugs Coffeehouse and Vines & Rushes Winery . Stop, shop and have your card punched to be entered into a drawing.

At the winery we will have representatives from the following non for profit organizations: Care.Wear.Share selling their T-Shirts; New Life Community Center selling their T-Shirts and other handmade items; Dare to Believe selling shirts; and Noon Day selling fair trade items. 

Complimentary wine tasting both days, plus wood fired pizza service Friday-4pm to 8pm and Saturday-12pm to 6pm.

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