Napa Valley: Best Wineries for Art Lovers

Some Napa Valley wineries do a fantastic job of displaying art from both local and national artists. IntoWine.com has scoured Napa to find the wineries that devote time and attention to displaying art. The list below is in no particular order.

view counter

Artesa Winery Napa (sculpture) - If you’re a buff of just about anything – art, architecture, the history of winemaking, great landscaping, or riding your bike- then this place is for you. Artesa has something for everyone, beginning with fountains that greet you at eye level as you make your way up to the tasting room. One of the few wineries with an artist in residence, Artesa decorates its grounds with sculpture and glass installations by Gordon Huether. Read more...

Turnbull Wine Cellars Oakville (Ansel Adams)
- Once upon a time there was a 20th century photographer named Ansel Adams, who took breathtaking, dramatic nature photos, particularly of the American West. Today, in addition to adorning classrooms, dorm rooms, and cubicle wall-ettes around the country, this photographer’s images grace the between-the-barrels spaces at a specific California winery – Turnbull Wine Cellars. Read more...

Mumm
Napa (Ansel Adams) - On a bright, sunny day, in a wine-soaked setting, sitting with a flute of sparkling wine on an open-air terrace is the perfect wine country experience. Mumm Napa (the new world child of a very French champagnery) provides such a setting in spades. Read more...

Silverado Vineyards Napa (poster collection)
- For great tasting counter service and a first class vintage poster collection, you can’t beat Silverado Vineyards. Founded and owned by the daughter of Walt Disney (and featuring his first class poster collection in its upper hallways), this tasteful tasting room is about as removed from Disneyland as you can get. Read more...

Cliff Lede Vineyards Yountville (sculpture; gallery)
- One of the more recent wineries to spring up in the Stag’s Leap appellation is Cliff Lede Vineyards, founded in 2002, that showcases not just still and sparkling wines, but an art gallery, a sculpture-bedecked garden, and “sun-drenched” terrace. Read more...

Peju Winery Rutherford (sculpture; stained glass) - Visitors to the Peju tasting room enjoy several unique experiences. They are walked through a systematic tasting, with an attendee carefully pouring and explaining as they go, while not being distracted by newcomers. If they wander into the newest wing of the tasting space, they can marvel at the exquisite quartzite floors that reportedly echo the owner’s impression of a stone Persian rug. Read more...

Del Dotto Estate Winery St. Helena (mosaic tile; Venetian glass)
- For anyone who’s visited the famed cathedrals and castles of Europe, the experience at Del Dotto will be familiar – a saturation of the senses.  Located on Hwy 29, this newly erected “cathedral” to wine exudes a no-expense-was-spared aura of artistry. Read more...

VINEBOX is a monthly wine-by-the-glass membership club. Members receive a curated box containing three glasses of wine from all around the world. Each shipment also contains tasting notes, pairing suggestions and some fun facts about where the wine came from. Explore new regions, learn about taste preferences, and get ready to find a few favorite wines with VINEBOX.