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Free Live Music Weekends!

Due to the crowd size and volume level during live music, we have decided not to offer our wine tasting "flight of 5" from 6-9pm on Live Music nights. You are encouraged to help keep our music free and enjoy full glasses or bottles of wine along with our cheese and sausage sampler platters and other edibles while you listen to the music. If you are visiting our winery for the first time and would like to sample our wines, we suggest arriving before the live music starts so that you may try the wine flight before the music starts.

Upcoming Performers

Thirsty Jones

Friday, August 28th, 6:30-8:30pm

Lead singer Kirstie Kraus' sultry voice, energetic stage show, and outstanding musicians makes this a don't miss performance by Thirsty Jones!

Thirsty Jones blends a variety of Country Billboard hits, classic rock tunes, blues, funk and original music. Their statement set list creates magical moments that sparks curiosity and engages audiences like nothing else out there!

In 2014 Thirsty Jones opened for National Acts Chase Rice and Brothers Osborne.

Robert J

Saturday, August 29th, 2-4pm (as part of our 4-year anniversary celebration!)

Robert J. has been a mainstay in the Wisconsin music scene ever since releasing his first record Boys Town in 1986. He has won the Wisconsin Male Vocalist of the year, 8 MAMA Awards and songwriting awards including the Billboard Song Contest for his tune, “A Million Miles Away”. Robert has had success with his bands, Boystown, The Moon Gypsies and with his Bluesy Americana band, The Rowdy Prairie Dogs. In April of 2008, Over the years Robert J. has shared the stage with many well known artists including, The Beach Boys, The Subdudes, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Delbert McClinton, LeAnn Rimes, John Eddie and Paul Thorn. Recently, Robert was nominated for Folk Artist of the year by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry.

Lucas Cates

Saturday, August 29th, 6:30-8:30pm (as part of our 4-year anniversary celebration!)

The Lucas Cates Band (TLCB) is a nationally touring, original acoustic rock group based out of Madison, WI. Their music includes a wide range of genres, including rock, pop, alt-country, folk, jazz, funk, r&b, jam and more. All four of their original albums are available at Itunes, CD Baby, Amazon, and TLCB has opened up for acts such as Gabe Dixon, Night Ranger, The Gin Blossoms, and Marc Broussard, to name a few...

Mike Cahill

Friday, September 4th, 6:30-8:30pm

The Sound: Acoustic Guitar and Vocals.

The Source: Traditional, Contemporary and

The Style: Folk, Blues, Country, Pop, and Bluegrass Gumbo!

Acoustic guitars and American troubadour music have been Mike’s passions since childhood. He now creates unique guitar and vocal arrangements covering a wide variety of musical styles. For the last 15 years he has been performing in the Madison area as a founding member of MUD Music. Now he returns to his roots – one guitar, one voice and a pocketful of recently-penned originals plus some old favorites from Woody to Neil; from Dylan to the Dead. All rolled into a nice slice of Americana pie!

Casey & Greg

Friday, September 11th, 6:30-8:30pm

Casey and Greg are acoustic musicians from the Madison, Wisconsin area. They are a very eclectic duo known for our tight vocal harmonies and excellent musicianship.

Madison Malone

Friday, September 18th, 6:30-8:30pm

Born in the wonderful Wisconsin city that matches her name, Madison Malone was immersed into an obsession with music immediately in her childhood. She traces back her love of music since the days of dancing and singing to The Beatles in her backyard of rolling hills. Madison started learning the piano at the age of 5, writing music at the age of 12, teaching herself guitar at 17 & is an alum of UW-Madison's co-ed A cappella group, Redefined. She is also a teacher at Madison's Girls Rock Camp!

The 21 year-old has a unique sound and writing style that has allowed her to create an intrigued fan base & given her the opportunity to play at some outstanding venues. Madison believes that music is one of those few mediums of which almost all humans can relate. Whether it be rhythm, the sound waves, lyrics, the movements of the musician, or just the brilliance & comfort it produces while being performed, music can connect the world on some sort of common ground. Madison has a driven passion to use & create music in her community and the world in order to inspire those that she crosses paths with. She wishes to show others that music can be this incredible, spellbinding outlet where we can escape and turn all of our aspirations into reality.

Graham Webster & Nate Gauger

Friday, September 25th, 6:30-8:30pm

With tenor voice front and center, Graham Webster’s handcrafted melodies are strong and moving. A blend of finger style, driving rhythm, and on instrumentals – guitar tapping with slap harmonics, highlights his acoustic guitar style. Graham brings the people and places that have touched his life into his song writing, creating songs from the heart.

Graham will be joined by Nate Gauger on mandolin for this performance.

Teddy Davenport

Friday, October 2nd, 6:30-8:30pm

Teddy’s bio: I was born and raised in Madison WI. When I was a kid I was introduced to old time country. I think that's where my strong American roots originate from. As I got older I discovered a lot of musicians in different genres that have influenced my sound. Everyone has a story to tell, I like to tell mine in a song.

Kurt Funsfinn

Saturday, October 3rd, 6:30-8:30pm

A heartfelt singer/songwriter new to the Madison area, Kurt Funfsinn is a refreshing alt/country rocker. As a self taught guitarist and harmonica player, Kurt rocks the house and speaks to your soul. Growing up in a tiny town in Illinois, his love of music transformed his life slowly and steadily until the winter of 2013. It was then that he began his journey of playing for the people and he has continued growing ever since. Refusing to commit to one genre, Kurt's sound reflects the works of such greats as: Ryan Adams, Dave Matthews, Paul Simon and Tom Petty. 


Friday, October 9th, 6:30-8:30pm

Kin is a group of musicians from southern Wisconsin. The band members are all multi instrumentalist, each with years of performance under their collective belts. All members sing as well and their unique sound has been described as a cross between The Band, The Eagles and an old time string band left alone to watch the still. KIN recently won the 2012 Madison Songwriters Group showcase with their song Millennial Man. KIN’s influences are as varied as their instrumentation and include folk, celtic, country, blues and good ole rock and roll. KIN music is skillfully written original tunes and joyfully executed classic Americana cover tunes. Listen to some of our original tunes at KIN’s music page.

The Mascot Theory

SATURDAY, October 10th, 6:30-8:30pm

Featuring lead singer Erik Kjelland, the recently crowned WINNER of 105.5 Triple M FM's "Project M" singer/songwriter contest!

With groups like Mumford & Sons, The Avett Brothers, and Dawes setting the tone, the sub-genre of acoustic folk rock made its way to mainstream radio and captured an incredible and very loyal fan base. With the release of their Nashville-recorded album Hand Me Down Miracles, The Mascot Theory is set to be the next band in that category to make a major impact, as they have quickly moved up the popularity ranks of Madison's music scene with their infectious songwriting and live shows. They balance on an alternative folk influence and pull it together with a rootsy bluegrass blended Americana feel to give us something that fits alongside their counterparts, but also has enough freshness to it to give it a unique spin and create their own sound as well, with a sonic backbone of 4-part harmony swells. 

John Kostle

Friday, October 16th, 6:30-8:30pm

John Kostle plays the best of the '60s, '70s, and '80s classic rock and pop, with a tiny bit of country and blues thrown in. John describes his style as "singer-songwriter and folk covers and originals."

Briana Hardyman

Friday, October 23rd, 6:30-8:30pm

Raised in rural Wisconsin, Briana Hardyman was a formally trained New York City actress before heading south to fulfill her dream of being a Nashville singer/songwriter. Hardyman lived and performed in Nashville for several years before landing an opportunity to tour the greater UK/Scotland. After multiple noteworthy tours and albums, Hardyman currently resides in southwestern Wisconsin where she continues to write, record, and perform with several Madison based artists and groups.

Peter Kish

Friday, October 30th, 6:30-8:30pm

Local favorite Peter Kish returns to the tasting room "stage" on Friday October 30th to entertain you with his fun mix of original songs and cover tunes. 

Watch this video for more about Peter.

Miranda & Morse

Friday, November 6th, 6:30-8:30pm

Miranda & Morse are a recently formed acoustic duo proving that Millenials and Boomers can indeed mix musically. With a solo guitar, two fine voices, and a few hand-held percussion thingies, M&M acoustic arrangements draw from a half-century of great material spanning Sheryl Crow, Sara Bareilles, Beatles, Ed Sheeran, Eric Clapton, Norah Jones, Colbie Caillat, David Lindley, Lake Street Dive, Elizabeth & the Catapult, and assorted other contemporary indies and vintage Boomer and Motown tunes. (Gotta hear Miranda channeling Aretha!)

Lucas Cates

Friday, November 13th, 6:30-8:30pm

The Lucas Cates Band (TLCB) is a nationally touring, original acoustic rock group based out of Madison, WI. Their music includes a wide range of genres, including rock, pop, alt-country, folk, jazz, funk, r&b, jam and more. All four of their original albums are available at Itunes, CD Baby, Amazon, and TLCB has opened up for acts such as Gabe Dixon, Night Ranger, The Gin Blossoms, and Marc Broussard, to name a few...