Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wine Country: Napa, di Rosa


di Rosa  5200 Sonoma Hwy. (Hwy. 121)/near Duhig Rd., 6 mi. SW of town, (707) 226-5991.  W-Sun 10-6; Nov-Mar 10-4.  Gallery:  $5 donation; tours:  $9-$15, reservations required; under 12 free.  No pets.  The show at this expansive 217-acre contemporary art museum and sculpture park begins in the parking lot, where wrought-iron sheep greet visitors.  This is one of the largest regional art collections in the country, and tours last 1 to 2½ hours.  So extensive is the collection of more than 2,000 pieces by Northern California artists that a tram is used to shuttle guests from the Gatehouse Gallery to the Main Gallery, located in a converted tractor barn.  Visitors then walk past the Sculpture Meadow to a 19th-century stone winery building that was converted into a house and now into a gallery.  The property is also a nature preserve and is a stopping point for migratory birds.  It features towering oaks, a 100-year-old olive orchard, a 35-acre lake, and its own vocal flock of peacocks.

More things to do in Napa. 

More things to do in the Wine Country.

More art galleries. 

More ideas for exploring Northern California. 

image c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

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