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Artisans Center of Virginia

 Hawkmoth Arts & Arterra Wines, Sandy Murray

Authentic Virginia

Artisans Center of Virginia Juried Artisan

Come experience this intimate, highly focused venture nestled on a beautifully wooded mountainside.

Hawkmoth Arts and Arterra Wines is a cutting edge new winery and Gallery located in the heart of the Virginia Wine Region. Owners Jason Murray and Sandy Gray-Murray are a husband and wife team who have combined their passions under one roof. Come experience this intimate, highly focused venture nestled on a beautifully wooded mountainside.

At the core of the wine making and the studio practice is the expression of authenticity, creativity and connectedness with land and place.

The Artwork is created with the basic principles defining WABI SABI:
Reverence for Authenticity and Earthiness, Appreciation of the genuine integrity of natural objects and processes, Seeing beauty in impermanence, transience and non-perfection.
Each and every piece is hand made with great care and precision. There is a great amount of time and attention given to the detail and overall aesthetic of each piece.
The work is largely inspired by the vineyard and winery. Most of the leaves are hand picked from our vineyards, others come from our property or surrounding area. Each one is hand selected for its shape and size. They are hand cut and hand crafted into a variety of bowls, trays, and hanging pieces. You will also see pieces of wine barrel, tendrils and canes from the vines and other wine related imagery.
In addition to wine inspired work, Hawkmoth Arts has an overall naturalistic, rustic, yet delicate style where multiple themes of nature, spirituality, and memory overlap.
The process of creating the work involves a dedicated studio practice filled with experimentation and exploration. Creativity is essential to the work and the artwork is continuously evolving.

The Winery produces wines with true distinction, emphasizing all Virginia has to offer. We coin the phrase “Authentic Virginia” because our wines are made using Native Yeast Fermentations which truly express Terroir in a way that no other process can. Our wines are created with a minimalist mindset in order to guarantee the fruit is what you truly experience. We are a non-conventional winery and value the customer who appreciates the effort we put into creating an experience based on integrity, craftsmanship and authenticity.

Sandy Gray-Murray

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Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11-5 By appointment Monday-Thursday

1808 Leeds Manor Rd
Delaplane, VA 20144