Blending Art and Wine in Sonoma County
(Photo Courtesy of Cornerstone Sonoma)
At The Cottages of Petaluma, we are fortunate to have more than 400 Sonoma County wineries nearby to explore, just minutes or a few hours away. While you are sampling their wines, some Sonoma wineries invite you to stroll through their art collections. Here are just a few, along with two local art museums.
Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa – The winery’s outdoor sculpture garden features a biennial changing exhibit of cutting edge art. The gallery is set on four acres of open meadows, with ancient gnarled oaks. The gates to the estate are open to the public from 11- 4:00 on Saturdays and Sundays, allowing visitors a chance to experience the art and nature of Paradise.
Imagery Estate Winery in Glen Ellen – Imagery Winery’s on-site art gallery, features label artwork commissioned from some of the world’s most notable contemporary artists. The entire collection has over 500 artworks by over 300 artists, and about 60 pieces are on view at a time.
Cornerstone Sonoma – Hosting three winery tasting rooms, Cornerstone Sonoma is located at the gateway of Sonoma and Napa County. The Cornerstone gardens showcase innovative designs from international and local landscape architects and designers. The gardens were inspired by the International Garden Festival at Chaumont-Sur-Loire to create a cultural and creative haven, celebrating the connection between art, architecture and nature.
di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art – Located in Napa, just 8 miles east of the town of Sonoma, di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art showcases art in a stunning setting of rolling hills planted with vineyards. Two indoor galleries present modern and contemporary works and special commissions by celebrated Bay Area artists. The sculpture meadow features a 1/3-mile trail winding its way past dozens of outdoor sculptures. di Rosa Center for Contemporary Artoccupies 217 acres of land that has been protected in perpetuity under the Napa County Land Trust.
Museum of Sonoma County Sculpture Garden – Created by landscape architect and museum board member Frederic Warnecke, the Museum of Sonoma County Sculpture Garden in Santa Rosa subtly echoes elements of the Sonoma County landscape — grass, bushes, rolling hills and towering redwoods. You’ll find sculptures nestled at the feet of giant redwood trees, and a crushed rock path leading to a wide range of artwork.
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