Heisen House

Sunflower Festival & Music Jam at Heisen House

The eighth annual Sunflower Festival & Music Jam is bursting into bloom on Saturday, Aug. 26, from noon to 9 p.m. at the picturesque Heisen House Vineyards. In addition to lots of fresh sunflowers, dried sunflower arrangements, and sunflower-themed items for sale, the festival features live music all day by some of the area’s most popular folk, blues, jazz, and bluegrass bands. Scheduled performers include Marianne Flemming, Hazel and Kathleen, Mollie and Me, Mel Sutherland, Dan Dingman, and Echoes of Yasgurs. There will also be an arts and crafts bazaar, food and—of course—wine tasting! All ages are welcome.

Heisen House Vineyards is located on a registered National and State Historic Site, so while you sip wine, browse the local wares, and take in the gorgeous country views, you’ll also be drinking in a bit of history. The Henry Heisen House and outbuildings offer a glimpse into what life was like during the pioneer era. There’s no admission charge, but there’s a suggested donation of $5 per adult—money that will be used towards improvements and restoration of this beautiful and historic piece of land. Heisen House is located at 28005 N.E. 172nd Ave., just outside of Battle Ground and not too far from the East Fork of the Lewis River. For more information, visit www.heisenhousevineyards.com. or visit their Facebook event page.

Sunflower Festival & Music Jam at Heisen House

The eighth annual Sunflower Festival & Music Jam is bursting into bloom on Saturday, Aug. 26, from noon to 9 p.m. at the picturesque Heisen House Vineyards. In addition to lots of fresh sunflowers, dried sunflower arrangements, and sunflower-themed items for sale, the festival features live music all day by some of the area’s most popular folk, blues, jazz, and bluegrass bands. Scheduled performers include Marianne Flemming, Hazel and Kathleen, Mollie and Me, Mel Sutherland, Dan Dingman, and Echoes of Yasgurs. There will also be an arts and crafts bazaar, food and—of course—wine tasting! All ages are welcome.

Heisen House Vineyards is located on a registered National and State Historic Site, so while you sip wine, browse the local wares, and take in the gorgeous country views, you’ll also be drinking in a bit of history. The Henry Heisen House and outbuildings offer a glimpse into what life was like during the pioneer era. There’s no admission charge, but there’s a suggested donation of $5 per adult—money that will be used towards improvements and restoration of this beautiful and historic piece of land. Heisen House is located at 28005 N.E. 172nd Ave., just outside of Battle Ground and not too far from the East Fork of the Lewis River. For more information, visit www.heisenhousevineyards.com. or visit their Facebook event page.

Above image: real Heisen House sunflowers, courtesy of photographer and vintner Michelle Bloomquist.

Fused Glass Workshop at Heisen House

What’s more fun than a cool glass of chilled white wine and some hot, hot glass? Not much, if you enjoy creating things from fused glass! If you haven’t tried working with fused glass, but have always wanted to try, there’s no better way to do it than with wine, right? Luckily, Heisen House Vineyards is offering two fused glass workshops at its winery as part of its Summer Craft Sundays. The next workshop is at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, and there’s another one at 2 p.m. on Aug. 20. The cost is $45 per person and includes wine and light appetizers. Register for the July 16 workshop online at https://squareup.com/store/fused-glass-made-fun/item/fused-glass-project.

Each participant will spend an enjoyable afternoon learning how to make an open canvas, free-form fused glass project. Each participant gets a five-inch square of glass, fused glass scraps, tools, kiln time, and instructions. While you’re letting your imagination run wild, you can savor a glass (or two) of sustainably grown Heisen House wine and nibble from small plates. Workshops last for two hours at Heisen House, 28005 N.E. 172nd Ave. in Battle Ground. To learn more about Heisen House Vineyards—which is listed on the register of historical places and is a popular event venue—visit heisenhousevineyards.com or “like” them on Facebook.

Wedding Showcase & Open House at Heisen House Vineyards

Is a wedding in your near future? Explore all the romantic options at the Heisen House Wedding Showcase & Open House, happening this Saturday, June 10, from noon to 5 p.m. at Heisen House Vineyards, 28005 N.E. 172nd Ave., just outside of Battle Ground and not far from the Lewis River.

Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting and refreshments and fall in love with one of Heisen House’s three wedding sites: the Vineyard, the Courtyard, and the Meadow. Get acquainted with the Venue Coordinator and meet local photographers, caterers, and more! Plus, if you do decide to tie the knot at Heisen House, you’ll get $300 off your wedding package by signing up at the Wedding Showcase on June 10.

To help you get planning, here’s a list of the vendors that will be attending the Wedding Showcase:

Wedding Showcase at Heisen House

Is a wedding in your near future? Explore all the romantic options at the Heisen House Wedding Showcase & Open House, happening this Saturday, June 10, from noon to 5 p.m. at Heisen House Vineyards, 28005 N.E. 172nd Ave., just outside of Battle Ground and not far from the Lewis River.

Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting and refreshments and fall in love with one of Heisen House’s three wedding sites: the Vineyard, the Courtyard, and the Meadow. Get acquainted with the Venue Coordinator and meet local photographers, caterers, and more! Plus, if you do decide to tie the knot at Heisen House, you’ll get $300 off your wedding package by signing up at the Wedding Showcase on June 10.

To help you get planning, here’s a list of the vendors that will be attending the Wedding Showcase:

 

Summer Craft Sundays at Heisen House

A do-it-yourself project always goes more smoothly with wine, don’t you think? Heisen House Vineyards is here to make that happen with Summer Craft Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m. on specified Sundays, from Memorial Day Weekend through September. Look through the list below and pre-register now to claim your spot. Each class includes instruction, all supplies, and a flight or glass of wine. RSVP online at https://www.facebook.com/pg/heisenhousevineyards/events/.

  • May 28: Rock Doodles, $10
  • June 4: Mason Jar Terrarium, $20
  • June 11: Wine Bottle Bird Feeder, $20
  • June 18: Cork Garden Markers, $10
  • June 25: Welcome Sign, $35
  • July 2: Dragonfly Rock Mosaic, $15
  • July 9: Succulent Planter Craft, $25
  • July 16: Fused Glass Project, $45
  • July 23: Wine Bottle Herb Planters (set of three), $30
  • Aug. 6: Cork Heart Wreath, $15
  • Aug. 13: Fairy House Workshop, $35
  • Aug. 20: Fused Glass Workshop, $45
  • Aug. 27: Pebble Art Workshop, $15
  • Sept. 3: Wine Bottle Torch, $25
  • Sept. 10: Cork Magnet Planter, $15
  • Sept. 17: Holiday Cork Project, $10
  • Sept. 24: Wine Bottle Hurricane, $15

Heisen House Vineyards, which specializes in sustainably grown and selectively harvested wines, is located on a historic piece of property about 10 minutes outside of Battle Ground, not too far from the East Fork of the Lewis River. The house and barn are listed on Clark County’s register of historically significant structures. The vineyard is open on Saturdays and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. for tastings, which are $5. The winery also hosts a variety of events all summer long, like live music on Friday nights, the Wedding Showcase & Open House, the Lavender Festival, the Sunflower Festival and Vintage Flea Market, and the Barn Bash. The property is also available to rent for weddings and other large events. To learn more, visit heisenhousevineyards.com.

Crush Festival at Heisen House

Heisen House Vineyards invites you to join the excitement of the fall grape harvest at its annual Crush Festival, happening from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24—followed by an evening of live music from 6 to 9 p.m. Grape crushing will start at 2 p.m., when Heisen House vintners will start making wine right in front of you, running the equipment, and explaining the whole glorious process. There will be live music, food, local arts and crafts, wine making demonstrations, wine tasting, fresh grapes for munching, craft activities for the kids, and more. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about winemaking, this is your chance to see it up close and personal. It’s also a family-friendly event where you can bring the kids and spend the whole afternoon!

Admission is free, but there’s a suggested donation of $5 per adult or $3 per child; all donations will go towards repairing and restoring the Heisen property’s historic barn. In fact, the whole vineyard is of historical significance: the Henry Heisen House and related outbuildings are a State and National Historic Site. Heisen House is located about 10 minutes northeast of Battle Ground at 28005 N.E. 172nd Ave., not too far from the Heisen Bridge over the East Fork Lewis River. For  more information, visit www.heisenhousevineyards.com.

Crush Festival at Heisen House

Heisen House Vineyards invites you to join the excitement of the fall grape harvest at its annual Crush Festival, happening from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24—followed by an evening of live music from 6 to 9 p.m. Grape crushing will start at 2 p.m., when Heisen House vintners will start making wine right in front of you, running the equipment, and explaining the whole glorious process. There will be live music, food, local arts and crafts, wine making demonstrations, wine tasting, fresh grapes for munching, craft activities for the kids, and more. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about winemaking, this is your chance to see it up close and personal. It’s also a family-friendly event where you can bring the kids and spend the whole afternoon!

Admission is free, but there’s a suggested donation of $5 per adult or $3 per child; all donations will go towards repairing and restoring the Heisen property’s historic barn. In fact, the whole vineyard is of historical significance: the Henry Heisen House and related outbuildings are a State and National Historic Site. Heisen House is located about 10 minutes northeast of Battle Ground at 28005 N.E. 172nd Ave., not too far from the Heisen Bridge over the East Fork Lewis River. For  more information, visit www.heisenhousevineyards.com.

Summer Fridays at Heisen House

Friday, June 10, is the opening night of Heisen House Vineyards’ summer music series. Enjoy live music by Mollie and Me, a catered dinner by Hula Boy, and of course lots of Heisen House wine. Mollie and Me (a.k.a. Mollie Hart and Wayne Hoffman) have been playing music together for many years, most notably as founding members of the Clark County Benign Band. Currently duo, playing old folk, new folk, Americana and a little folk rock. Meanwhile, you’ll enjoy chicken teriyaki, rice, macaroni salad and marinated veggies for $12 a plate…and you can finish off with chocolate cheesecake for $5 a slice.

Every Friday from now through September, Heisen House will open its tasting room at 5 p.m., and food and music will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. Free admission, all ages are welcome, rain or shine, no reservations needed! Nellie’s Food Cart (actually a bright red double-decker bus) will be regularly parked on site, and you’ll hear popular performers from past summer as well as a few new faces. On Saturdays and Sundays, the tasting room will be open from noon to 6 p.m.

You’ll also want to mark your calendars for Heisen House’s extremely popular Summer Festivals, held on the the last Saturday in June, July, August, and September, featuring wine, live music, food, and lots of arts and crafts vendors. For more information about upcoming events, visit heisenhousevineyards.com.

Heisen House Sixth Anniversary Celebration

Heisen House Vineyards is celebrating six delicious years with a celebration that includes chocolate cake, an art show, music (as in, vinyl records played on Old School wi-fi), and of plenty of sustainably grown wine from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 28. Heisen House’s tasting rotation will get a bit of a shake-up, featuring older wines as well as new releases.

The celebration neatly coincides with the Memorial Day Weekend Wine Passport event, where you can taste wines at six Clark County wineries, get your passport stamped, and get entered to win fun, delicious prizes. Pick up your passport at Heisen House or at any participating winery on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday. Most wineries are open all three days from noon to 6 p.m.

Heisen House is a popular summer destination, with its summer festivals on the last Saturday of June, July, August and September, plus Friday Music Nights, indoor and outdoor tasting areas, and the beautiful, historic grounds with its old farmhouse and barn, both of which are on the Register of Historic Places. New this year: wine and craft classes (date, time, and cost TBA) as well as multi-course vineyard dinners showcasing the finest local cuisine and Heisen House wines. The venue is also available for weddings and other group events, but they get booked quickly; visit heisenhousevineyards.com for more information.

Live Music, Crush Festival at Heisen House

Why should all the Friday night summer fun stop just because it’s September? It shouldn’t. The weather is still mild and there’s still plenty of time to enjoy local craft wine and live music on Friday nights in September at Heisen House Vineyards in Battle Ground. From 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, enjoy classic oldies by Retro Ed. Bring a picnic and see the bountiful crop of grapes nearly ready to harvest, or savor hummus trays or cheese-and-meat boards for $5 each. The gates open at 5 p.m., no RSVP is needed, it’ll happen rain or shine, and the live music evenings are absolutely family friendly.

From noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5 & 6, Heisen House (along with other Clark County wineries) will be participating in the Food and Wine Pairing Weekend. And don’t miss the popular Crush Festival on the last Saturday in the month, Sept. 26. Learn more about how wine is made, see live winemaking demonstrations, and taste fresh wine grapes and juice. The festival also features live music, food, arts and crafts vendors, and—of course!—wine tasting.

For more information, visit Heisen House Vineyards on Facebook or see its website at www.heisenhousevineyards.com.

Lavender Festival at Heisen House Vineyards

It’s peak season for lavender in the Northwest, and local lavender-lovers are invited to come and celebrate this vibrant, versatile, fragrant flower at Heisen House Vineyards. The sixth annual Lavender Festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, at Heisen House—located northeast of Battle Ground on a picturesque parcel of land at 28005 N.E. 172nd Ave.

The festival features arts and crafts vendors, food, live music, lavender craft demonstrations, tips on cooking with lavender, fresh lavender by the bundle, and of course wine by the glass and by the bottle! Lavender is a natural stress reliever…so put that together with a glass of wine, a sunny summer afternoon, and it’s pretty much instant bliss. On the other hand, if all that lovely lavender and summer sunshine makes you feel energetic, join the games of croquet, horseshoes, and hula hoops, then stick around for a concert featuring local band The Mojo Blasters from 6 to 9 p.m.

If you can’t wait until Saturday for a glass of wine, come out to the vineyard from 5 to 9 on Friday, July 25, for live music and dinner. There’s no admission charge, no reservations are needed, and all ages are welcome. To learn more about Heisen House Vineyards, visit www.heisenhousevineyards.com.

Lavender Festival

It’s peak season for lavender in the Northwest, and local lavender-lovers are invited to come and celebrate this vibrant, versatile, fragrant flower at Heisen House Vineyards. The sixth annual Lavender Festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, at Heisen House—located northeast of Battle Ground on a picturesque parcel of land at 28005 N.E. 172nd Ave.

The festival features arts and crafts vendors, food, live music, lavender craft demonstrations, tips on cooking with lavender, fresh lavender by the bundle, and of course wine by the glass and by the bottle! Lavender is a natural stress reliever…so put that together with a glass of wine, a sunny summer afternoon, and it’s pretty much instant bliss. On the other hand, if all that lovely lavender and summer sunshine makes you feel energetic, join the games of croquet, horseshoes, and hula hoops, then stick around for a concert featuring local band The Mojo Blasters from 6 to 9 p.m.

If you can’t wait until Saturday for a glass of wine, come out to the vineyard from 5 to 9 on Friday, July 25, for live music and dinner. There’s no admission charge, no reservations are needed, and all ages are welcome. To learn more about Heisen House Vineyards, visit www.heisenhousevineyards.com.

 

Barn Bash at Heisen House Vineyards

The beautiful old barn at Heisen House Vineyards (not far from the Lewis River, northeast of Battle Ground) is a community treasure, listed along with the Heisen House on both state and national historic registers. The sixth annual Barn Bash, to be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, is a family event celebrating the barn’s three-year restoration project and a wonderful way to support the vineyard’s continued efforts to preserve and protect this building.

The farm-style celebration will feature historic displays, tours of the Heisen family homestead, food, music, and games, as well as local products and goods for sale from crafters, artists, and farmers. Admission is free, although you’re welcome to contribute to the “barn fund” with a donation of $5 per adult and $3 per child between the ages of five and 18.

The tasting room will be open with wines for purchase by the glass and by the bottle. To learn more about Heisen House Vineyards, visit www.heisenhousevineyards.com or “like” them on Facebook.

Barn Bash

The beautiful old barn at Heisen House Vineyards (not far from the Lewis River, northeast of Battle Ground) is a community treasure, listed along with the Heisen House on both state and national historic registers. The sixth annual Barn Bash, to be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, is a family event celebrating the barn’s three-year restoration project and a wonderful way to support the vineyard’s continued efforts to preserve and protect this building.

The farm-style celebration will feature historic displays, tours of the Heisen family homestead, food, music, and games, as well as local products and goods for sale from crafters, artists, and farmers. Admission is free, although you’re welcome to contribute to the “barn fund” with a donation of $5 per adult and $3 per child between the ages of five and 18.

The tasting room will be open with wines for purchase by the glass and by the bottle. To learn more about Heisen House Vineyards, visit www.heisenhousevineyards.com or “like” them on Facebook.

Editor’s note: Heisen House just posted on its Facebook page that, due to the heat, they are postponing the Barn Bash, new date TBA. However, they will be open for wine tasting on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. for wine tasting and cold Sangria.

Crush Festival at Heisen House Vineyards

What’s more fun than drinking wine? Making wine at the Heisen House Vineyards Crush Festival, to be held from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4. Grape crushing begins at 2 p.m., when you’ll want to be there to watch Heisen House vintners begin the winemaking process in front of your eyes: running the equipment, explaining the process, and answering all your most pressing (get it?) wine-related questions.

There will be live music all day, food from local vendors, the aforementioned winemaking demonstrations, wine tasting, fresh grapes for sampling, craft activities for kids, and arts and crafts vendors. This is a family-friendly event where you’ll get up close and personal with the journey from vine to bottle, and thence to your waiting lips.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $5 per adult and $3 for kids ages five through 18. All donations will go toward the vineyard’s effort to restore its historic barn. For more details, visit www.heisenhousevineyards.com. Heisen House is located at 28005 N.E. 172nd Ave., northeast of Battle Ground.

Crush Festival

What’s more fun than drinking wine? Making wine at the Heisen House Vineyards Crush Festival, to be held from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4. Grape crushing begins at 2 p.m., when you’ll want to be there to watch Heisen House vintners begin the winemaking process in front of your eyes: running the equipment, explaining the process, and answering all your most pressing (get it?) wine-related questions.

There will be live music all day, food from local vendors, the aforementioned winemaking demonstrations, wine tasting, fresh grapes for sampling, craft activities for kids, and arts and crafts vendors. This is a family-friendly event where you’ll get up close and personal with the journey from vine to bottle, and thence to your waiting lips.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $5 per adult and $3 for kids ages five through 18. All donations will go toward the vineyard’s effort to restore its historic barn. For more details, visit www.heisenhousevineyards.com. Heisen House is located at 28005 N.E. 172nd Ave., northeast of Battle Ground.

 

 

 

 

Sunflower Festival at Heisen House Vineyards

The Fifth Annual Sunflower Festival is bursting into bloom on Saturday, Aug. 30, from noon to 9 p.m. at the picturesque Heisen House Vineyards. The festival features arts & crafts, food, live music, vendors, wine tasting, and lots and lots and lots and lots of sunflowers. Heisen House Vineyards is located on a National and State Historic Site, so while you sip wine, browse the local wares, and take in the gorgeous country views, you’ll also be drinking in a bit of history.

Guests can enjoy live music all day by some of the area’s most popular folk, blues, jazz, and bluegrass bands. All ages are welcome. The Henry Heisen House and outbuildings are on the State and National Historic Registrars and offer a glimpse into what life was like during the pioneer era. There’s no admission charge, but there’s a suggested donation of $5 per adult—money that will be used toward site upgrades needed to complete Heisen House’s Clark County winery permit. Heisen House is located at 28005 N.E. 172nd Ave., just outside of Battle Ground and not too far from the East Fork of the Lewis River.

Sunflower Festival at Heisen House

The Fifth Annual Sunflower Festival is bursting into bloom on Saturday, Aug. 30, from noon to 9 p.m. at the picturesque Heisen House Vineyards. The festival features arts & crafts, food, live music, vendors, wine tasting, and lots and lots and lots and lots of sunflowers. Heisen House Vineyards is located on a National and State Historic Site, so while you sip wine, browse the local wares, and take in the gorgeous country views, you’ll also be drinking in a bit of history.

HeisenHouseSunflower2Guests can enjoy live music all day by some of the area’s most popular folk, blues, jazz, and bluegrass bands. All ages are welcome. The Henry Heisen House and outbuildings are on the State and National Historic Registrars and offer a glimpse into what life was like during the pioneer era. There’s no admission charge, but there’s a suggested donation of $5 per adult—money that will be used toward site upgrades needed to complete Heisen House’s Clark County winery permit. Heisen House is located at 28005 N.E. 172nd Ave., just outside of Battle Ground and not too far from the East Fork of the Lewis River.

Photograph to the right by Michele Bloomquist of Heisen House.

 

 

 

Live Music at Heisen House Vineyards

Come out and enjoy a beautiful summer evening from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, at Heisen House Vineyards. Sample wine by the glass or by the bottle while enjoying romantic music by Aram and Sarah Arslanian. The duo is generously donating their usual fee, as well as proceeds from all CD sales, to help Heisen House raise money to complete its Clark County Winery Permit. There will be a mac-and-cheese bar with a side salad, catered by Mill Creek Pub. The tasting room opens at 5 p.m., and food and music begins at 6 p.m. No reservations are needed, all ages are welcome, and admission is free. For more information and directions, visit www.heisenhousevineyards.com or “like” them on Facebook.