A common theme amongst California winery owners is a mutual love and respect of art. In fact, many Napa wineries do a fantastic job displaying art in a multitude of unique forms from both local and national artists. These wine-makers, artisans of a different kind, often see their own creation as art, and the art they display as an expression of the beauty of wine. They understand the power art can have over us when enjoyed with friends and family, glass of wine in hand. And we understand this power, too. Which is why we want you to experience the most luxurious art wineries the area has to offer! We’ve scoured a multitude of nearby wineries to find four favorites that devote time and attention to displaying art. None are lacking in “wow” factor and their art is often celebrated nearly as much as the critically acclaimed wines they produce.
Seven Stones Winery
Seven Stones is a 45 acre winery located just above the Meadowood Resort in St. Helena, CA. The winery produces 400 cases of ultra premium Cabernet each year, expertly made by the world-class winemaker Aaron Pott. Pott, one of the best winemakers in Napa Valley, coupled with the well-drained, rocky, volcanic soils of the prized vineyard; results in a product that is top of the class. The amazing art collection on the property adds an ethereal element to the unbeatable wine and views.
Owner Ron Wornick, along with his wife Anita, began collecting artisan pieces for the property in the 80’s. You’ll find large-scale installations dotting the grounds made from wood, ceramics, glass, fiber, and metal.
This wine tasting collective and art gallery in Yountville showcases a rotating collection of both wines and art by partner winemakers, artists, and collectors. Guests can enjoy a private wine tasting experience in one of three rooms in a historic house or meander casually in the outdoor gardens, expertly landscaped around architectural remnants, contemporary sculptures, and a stone fire pit.
Their galleries display a range of artists’ work, from emerging to established, showcasing a wide selection of styles and media. Artists are carefully selected based on commitment to craftsmanship and their medium. Guests can peruse the art and design collections in the gallery as well as the sculpture gardens outdoors.
Wine tasting is woven through an artistic experience at this winery. Enjoy modern art by some of the most influential artists of our time, including; John Baldessari, Jaume Plensa, Jim Campbell, and many more. The grounds were definitely designed to nurture your soul and ignite your imagination.
Ever since she started working on her family’s vineyard, Kathryn Hall hoped to carve out a space in the wine-world to celebrate fine wines alongside art. Now, she and Craig Hall have created the perfect destination for art lovers. A place where excellent winemaking meets contemporary design. A place to truly inspire the senses.
Turnbull Wine Cellars
Turnbull features a gorgeous art gallery moonlighting as a tasting room where you can taste, enjoy and purchase current releases and small production wines exclusive to the winery, all produced from their estate vineyards.
The gallery is open to the public and rotates collections twice a year. Displays include historic black and white photography by such artists as Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, Margaret Bourke White, Dorothea Lange, and Herb Ritts. After enjoying the gallery, guests can stroll through a pairing garden, relax by the fire-pit, or simply take in the unparalleled views of the Napa Valley.
Whether you have an appreciation for fine wine or fine art, one thing is for certain… These wineries will offer you a delightful experience that you won’t soon forget. At Napa Private Tours we are ready to customize an itinerary that includes art galleries alongside wine glasses. Our concierge is at your service to offer art lovers a peek at Napa Valley’s finest treasures.
Our passion is in the details. Each member of the NPT team is hard at work enriching their regional and viticultural knowledge. When you are with us, it is not about having a driver. It is about connecting with the wine-making community with the help of insiders.
We can’t wait to help you plan your next wine shopping experience in Napa.
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