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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

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!)

Teddy Davenport

Saturday, November 7th, 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."


Lucas Cates (solo show)

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...

Graham Webster with Nate Gauger

Saturday, November 14th, 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.

Tom Cooper

Friday, November 20th, 6:30-8:30pm

Named "The Gentleman Troubadour" on Milwaukee's Country Radio station FM106.1, Tom's a singer/songwriter/musician. He plays a blend of folk, alt country, & jazzy blues...& his voice is unforgettable. It's soulful & commanding, yet capable of reaching the most tender notes imaginable. His covers & original music are punctuated by captivating story lines & a streamlined style which is ever-evolving.

Robert J

Saturday, November 21st, 6:30-8:30pm

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.

Scott Wilcox

Friday, November 27th, 6:30-8:30pm

Scott Wilcox grew up a disc jockey's son moving from town to town, up and down the dial. His music is an eclectic mix of his stories and experiences. He learned to play drums at 7, piano at 12, and picked up a guitar somewhere along the way. His genre of music is called americana blues, which is an acoustic mix of country, rock, folk, and blues. The American blues is often called a crossover genre, which are becomming very popular in contemporary music today with aritsts like Bruno Mars, Mumford and Sons, and Bon Iver. Scott believes that crossover music is just the natural progression of the creative songwriting process. Scott has written over 150 songs, many of which you can hear on the internet.

Tyler Preston

Saturday, November 28th, 6:30-8:30pm

The latest link in a long chain of lone wolves, wanderers, and starry-eyed poets of American music, Tyler Preston is an Alaskan artist currently based in Madison, Wisconsin who has been carefully cultivating his unique blend of blues, folk, and soul since 2009. Over the past six years he's established a reputation as a phenomenal guitarist and a talented singer-songwriter through his passionate, captivating performances. From the intimacy of house concerts and coffee houses, to rockin’ out with his band headlining spots at festivals, his love for the stage and genuine passion for performance shines through in all settings.

His showmanship & songwriting prowess was recognized in 2014 when he was nominated Best Guitarist and Best New Artist by the Madison Area Music Association, and more recently in 2015 when he reached the final round of Project M, 105.5 Triple M Radio's annual singer/songwriter competition.

Dedicated to entertaining, educating, and empowering people through music, Tyler works independently as a musician, guitar teacher, and vocal coach, and is the host of Have Guitar Will Travel, a weekly podcast available on iTunes.

Durango McMurphy

​Friday, December 4th, 6:30-8:30pm

3 Time ” Best Vocalist ” Winner on, Durango McMurphy is the World’s First Steampunk & Western singer… Steampunk & Western combines Art, theater, Folk, Rock and Country & Western Music.

Born in the state of rebellion, musician, political activist, environmentalist, visual artist & poet, Durango (pronounced Drang-o, like the Beatles Ringo). has played at the Mercury Theater in Denver, the Cleveland Public Theater, the environmental festival BEESTOCK in Middleton, WI., Fiesta Tropicale in Hollywood, Fl., the Hemingway Festival in Oak Park, Il. as well as both the Cubby Bear and Weeds in Chicago.

Emerald Grove

Saturday, December 5th, 6:30-8:30pm

Emerald Grove is a Switchblade-Folk group out of Madison, WI.

Natives of the Madison area, Kyle and Cory have been playing in various projects throughout the past decade. Their latest work with Emerald Grove, taking the form of an acoustic duo, draws influences from folk, americana, and rock backgrounds, to form a unique timbre, lavish with vocal harmonies. The addition of violin and vocals via Angela Dominguez has only strengthened the harmony and vitality of the music.

The style of the resulting music has been compared to that of Avett Brothers, Counting Crows, and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Emerald Grove continually strives to create earnest compositions, capturing the essence of their music and message.

John Duggleby and Dave Hopper

​Friday, December 11th, 6:30-8:30pm

John Duggleby, an award-winning Madison-area author of 11 books and hundreds of magazine articles, made his professional performing debut at age five at the Sunset Supper Club in Muscatine, Iowa, singing, “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby” after the piano man bribed him with a nickel. After a childhood hootenanny fling in a “baby Kingston Trio,” he grew up as a percussionist playing everything from orchestra tympani to garage band rock and roll. As an adult he learned guitar as a more benign living room alternative. He has labored in several underappreciated folk, 60s rock, Cajun, bluegrass and world music ensembles, and these days plays over 100 gigs a year at venues ranging from coffeehouses to senior centers to festivals.  

As a songwriter, John realized a decades-long dream with the 2014 release of his album Better Late Than Never, which can be heard at His songs from that recording have been finalists in the Great American Song Contest and runner-up in the international competition, and his “Testify” is a finalist in the 2015 Madison Area Music Association’s MAMA Awards.  

Dave Hopper of Mineral Point picked up the guitar in 1965 and managed to not only stick with it to date, but remember a ton of Sixties songs-- despite the adage about people who grew up during that era. He went through various phases of folk, rock, and blues, adding electric bass in the 70s. Today he plays in many musical ensembles including not only Duggleby/Hopper, but the acoustic trio Still Stummin’ and a four-piece rock cover band Better Daze.

Dave is also busy throughout southern Wisconsin as a sound engineer and owner of a home recording studio. His skill at running live sound and recording musicians is matched by his patience, which he exhibited admirably in co-producing John’s album.

Peter Kish

​Friday, December 18th, 6:30-8:30pm

Local favorite acoustic singer/songwriter Peter J. Kish returns to the tasting room "stage" again! Join us for a fun night of holiday music including some of your favorite sing-alongs.

Kerosene Kites

Saturday, December 19th, 6:30-8:30pm

After years of co-writing sessions, festival planning, sporadic performances, and overall "big idea" cultivating, Beth Kille and Erik Kjelland will now perform as a duo under the group name "Kerosene Kites" and will also play shows as a full band when rocking out is deemed necessary.

These prolific songwriters and co-founders of Flannel Fest began co-writing in the fall of 2013 after both were members of the Nashville Songwriters Association - Madison Chapter. Shared experiences of life on the road and supportive families at home allowed for a common lyrical bond and a basis for their holiday-themed North Star Sessions album released in December 2014. A follow up non-holiday album is being planned for a 2016 release.