There's no shortage of passion at Maryhill Winery! Join us in celebration of local people creating wonderful things inspired by their own incredible passion. From 1pm-5pm, enjoy work from local artists Sandra Choate and Jolene Johnson, exquisite artisan truffles available by Smitten, and artisan cheese crafted in the Italian tradition by Ferndale Farmstead, wine tasting, case special discounts and live music performances by Heather Keizur and Steve Christofferson (Saturday) and Ben Macy (Sunday). We'll also be roasting hot dogs and marshmallows on the terrace! Tasting room open daily from 10am-6pm.
Sandra Choate: Sat, February 11, 2017
Mosaic artist Sandra Choate joins us at Maryhill to show some of her whimsical and delightful creations. Sandra tells stories using broken bits of ceramics. Sandra has a working studio and gallery of mosaic and textiles, Monkeyshines, in Goldendale, WA.
Jolene Johnson: Sat, February 11, 2017
Jolene Johnson's focus in her work is creativity and uniqueness. Her pieces have a playfulness and aspects relating to another one of her passions-painting. Due to a fine arts background her design process and final product often focus on the aspects of the composition, imagery, and color relationships.
Heather Keizur & Steve Christofferson: Sat, February 11, 2017
Heather Keizur, a jazz vocalist who sings in both English and French, is emerging as one of the most unique and gifted singers on the Northwest Jazz scene. Tom Grant describes her in this way, “Whether singing in English or French, this dazzling vocalist projects the inner beauty of herself and the song she sings, straight to the heart of the listener.” Some of Heather’s greatest influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday Blossom Dearie and Edith Piaf. www.heatherkeizur.com
Steve Christofferson is one of the NW's most inventive pianists with a deft, lyrical touch and fevered imagination. His originals are among the best compositions you'll hear. Christofferson has played the piano in nightclubs and jazz festivals around the world with Nancy King, toured Europe with the Alan Jones Sextet, and performed in China with Mia Nicholson. He's worked with Jim Pepper, Kurt Elling, Karrin Allyson and many others. www.stevechristofferson.com
Ben Macy: Sun, February 12, 2017
Maryhill’s “Gentleman of Jazz”, Ben Macy remains an integral part of the music scene at Maryhill. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Ben has played at some of the best jazz clubs in the Northwest. He not only brings with him a happy west coast style of jazz but also some of the best jazz musicians from Portland to Eastern Washington. Don’t even hesitate……Tall, talented, tangible jazz…... guaranteed! www.benmacy.com
Ferndale Farmstead: Sun, February 12, 2017
Within the heart of the Pacific Northwest, in Washington state, three generations of the Wavrin family are proud to present artisan cheese crafted in the Italian tradition. Our cheeses come to life under the principles of old-world cheesemaking, with a focus always on purity and flavor. Using a seed to cheese process, we use only milk we produce from cows we raise, fed from the crops that we grow, to make the cheese on your table! www.ferndalefarmstead.com
Smitten Artisan Truffles: Sun, February 12, 2017
Smitten Artisan Truffles is passionate about culinary exploration through chocolate. Finding unique sources of inspiration from Oregon and beyond, these small batch hand finished chocolates tempt with flavors and textures consciously made to pair well with food and wine. www.smitten-truffles.com