Artist Uncorked featuring Rick Bowman

Rick Bowman is the featured artist for the month of November at Vines & Rushes Winery
He has lived in Oshkosh for about forty five years with his wife Mary. Rick has a degree from UW-O and has been retired from the Oshkosh Public Library for ten years. This gives him plenty of time to relax, play and work on multiple hobbies.

Rick and Mary Bowman started working with stained glass about fifteen years ago after taking a class at Fox Valley Tech. Mary decided early on that she prefers the designing of pieces, including coordination of glass and colors, while Rick prefers cutting and assembly. The majority of their work is either given as gifts. However, occasionally they have entered their work in different art venues or fund raisers.

Rick has many hobbies, usually involving making things. Making wine and stained glass are at the top of his list. He does a lot of wood working including having made a number of cedar strip canoes, cabinets, and tables. His latest venture has been in learning to turn wood into beautiful candle sticks, bowls or bird houses.

Grab a glass of wine, wander through our "gallery" and admire the Bowman's beautiful work.

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Live Music featuring Kip Jones & Jason Reisdorf

How about a relaxing afternoon?

Stop by the winery for a made to order wood fired pizza, glass of wine or Knuth's Craft beer. But wait, the afternoon is not over yet! Sit back and enjoy the music of Kip Jones and Jason Reisdorf. Can't just sit and listen, that's ok, these two have had patrons "up and dancing" to some popular cover music.

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." Joining Kip is saxophonist, Jason Reisdorf from Menasha. Jason has had the pleasure of playing with several different musicians throughout the "Valley Area."

Wood fired pizza will be served from 12 pm to 6 pm. Enjoy your favorite glass of wine, Sprecher Brewery root beer, Knuth Brewing Company Craft Beer on tap. We have many award winning WI cheeses, crackers, dips, pretzels, chocolates and popcorn.

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Cooking Class-"Holiday Entertaining"

The holidays are approaching very quickly and we all need new ideas for appetizers. We again welcome Kathy McCarthy from Savory Spoon Cooking School in Door County to share some great recipes, and give you hands on experience, making each item 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.  All of this for only $30 a person!

Enjoy a glass of white wine punch and WI Artisan cheese as you begin cooking.

Tasting #1
Baked Brie En Croute with Cranberries and Walnuts
Lead Shot Hard Cider Bread
Paired with Brianna Semi Sweet White

Tasting #2
Bacon Wrapped Dates with Blue Cheese or Feta
Holiday Spiced Pecans
Paired with Mascoutin Dry Red

Tasting #3
Flourless Chocolate Irish Cream Tart
Paired with Wiskonsan Sweet Strawberry Grape Blend

Don't hesitate, sign up quickly, these classes sell out within days!

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Live Music featuring Dan Braaksma

Need an idea for a great "date night"? Come to Vines & Rushes Winery for dinner and music!

Local musician, Dan Braaksma, will be playing a blend of country, blues, jazz and rock cover music.

Wood fired pizza will be served from 4 pm to 8 pm. Enjoy your favorite glass of wine, Sprecher’s Root Beer or Knuth's Craft Beer on tap. We have many award winning WI cheeses, crackers, dips, pretzels, chocolates and popcorn.

What a great way to "jump start" your weekend by sipping some wine, enjoying wood fired pizza and music of Dan Braaksma!


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Artisan Marketplace

Vines & Rushes Winery will be hosting a craft fair in December, featuring local artisans displaying their unique homemade items. 

Those participating in this event include: The Dandelion FarmSilver Wear by DarleneCopperheart Designs Jewelry & Beads, Angie Schmidt,Finding Simplicity FarmPenny Peony Designs, Ode Mae,Smileware Novelty Silverware, Schmitz Family Crafts, Two Rags and A PaintbrushOliAnna Jewels, Kate Salas, Chris & Kim Salbego, Anita Eichman and Jeff Prellwitz.

We will be featuring a different artisan between now and December 2nd on our Facebook event.

Grab a glass of wine and wander through the "Marketplace" in the Great Room, and patio! We will be serving made to order wood fired pizza from 11 am to 6 pm.

We are positive you will find something to purchase, either as a gift or better yet, for yourself!

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Yoga in the Winery Great Room

Yoga at Vines and Rushes Winery does not have to discontinue because the summer months have left us for the year. Lotus Root Yoga llc will continue conducting classes in the  "Great Room" beginning Wednesday, December 6 and held weekly through February 2018. 

Yoga class will be held from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, class is gentle or experiential and suitable for a variety of skill levels. The charge will be community based pricing of $5 for each class. The winery will remain open until 8 pm for you to relax with a glass of wine, artisan Wisconsin cheeses, Guth's candy or popcorn.

Please bring your own yoga mat for the class.

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Farmer's Table Pairing Dinner

Join us for an unforgettable experience with our 5 course "Farmer's Table Pairing Dinner". Featuring a menu created by Stack Farm and Food Co. and Vines and Rushes Wines, this menu is made with 90% local ingredients within 90 miles. Live music featuring Dan Braaksma. This is an event you don't want to miss! 
Course 1
Winter Salad with Pepperoni and Gruyere Palmiers
Wine: LaCrescent

Course 2
Delicatta Squash, Wild Rice, Winter Roots, Cranberry Shallot Agridoce
Wine: Sabrevois Semi-Sweet

Course 3
Vichyssoise - Potato Leek Soup
Wine: Lead Shot Cider

Course 4
Whole Hog Porchetta, Arugula Micro Greens
Wine: Sabrevois Dry

Course 5
Olive Oil Cake with Poached Pears
Wine: Sadie’s Charm

Tickets available here

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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!

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Christmas Open House & Auralai

Our Open House will begin with a visit from a pretty special person, Santa from 10 am to 1 pm! 

Before or after their visit with Santa, our younger visitors can decorate cookies, make an ornament, have their face painted or make Christmas cards for their families.

Before you leave, treat the kids to a wood fired pizza, serving from 11 am to 6 pm.

Wait, you have finished your shopping? No worries, we can help cross off the remaining names on your list! We will be offering special discounts on all items!

Now it is time to relax, grab a glass of wine, a pizza and enjoy the music of Auralai, from 2 pm to 5 pm.

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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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