Why You Need to Tour the Galleries and Sculpture Gardens at Di Rosa Art
August 31, 2017
Though the culinary scene in Napa Valley may be the star of the show, local art culture also takes the stage as a key player. When you visit Napa Valley and explore the many vineyards and wineries, you will understand how many of them are closely tied with art. Di Rosa Art is no different. This winery turned art studio now thrives as the most significant holding of Bay Area art in the world. Discover more about Di Rosa Art and why you need to visit this incredible Napa Valley gallery!
Here at The Wine Country Inn, art is also a key factor. We decorate each of our houses and guest rooms with local artwork and photography for you to admire and appreciate during your stay! View our rooms to discover which pieces of artwork stand out to you. Then, book your stay!
History of Di Rosa Art
Di Rosa Art combines the adventuresome spirits and passionate visions of Rene di Rosa and Veronica di Rosa. The main home and vineyards surrounding Winery Lake became an artistic haven for the di Rosas as well as the birthplace of an astounding world-class art collection. Di Rosa Art was incorporated as a nonprofit public trust in 2000 and continues to grow as a catalyst for contemporary Northern California art. Today, this collection is housed in three separate buildings, both contemporary and historic. The surrounding landscape features a gallery of its own as well, forming a creative landscape throughout.
Di Rosa Art Tours
When you visit Di Rosa Art, you will have the ability to enjoy a variety of guided tours to further absorb, understand, and appreciate all the artwork on site. All tours are one and a half hours and are led by a knowledgeable docent. You can embark on these tours on Wednesday through Sunday at 10 am, 11 am, and 1 pm with some 2 pm slots. Reservations are highly recommended because these tours can fill up fast!
Beyond the main art gallery tours, you can also enjoy the Di Rosa outdoor sculpture tour on the first Sunday of each month from 10 am to noon. This outdoor tour visits the Sculpture Meadow as well as many other eclectic artistic spaces on the property. Or, you can go on a nature hike on select Saturdays between May and October at the same time slot. This will take you to the top of Milliken Peak for sweeping views of Napa Valley on a 3-mile round trip.
Keep Appreciating Local Art During Your Stay at The Wine Country Inn
The Napa Valley art scene is a thriving entity and one that we appreciate within the walls of our Wine Country resort. When you book a suite or cottage at The Wine Country Inn, you will discover some local paintings, photography, and other art pieces on the walls. These touches set our Napa Valley getaway apart from a traditional hotel. Think outside of the box and book a stay with The Wine Country Inn during your Napa Valley stay!