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We Stop for Eclectic Art at Napa’s di Rosa Preserve

Carla King

Art lover? Appreciator of the eclectic? Stop by di Rosa Preserve in the Carneros Region of the Napa Valley. di Rosa has over 200 acres of landscaped grounds and open space and offers a broad range of the art of Northern California in a very unique setting. The property also includes a 35-acre lake and wildlife preserve. Protected in perpetuity under the Napa County Land Trust, di Rosa is rich in flora and fauna, with open space that is home to a fascinating array of wildlife, native plant species, and di Rosa’s own peacocks.


The Gatehouse Gallery is open to the public weekdays for drop-in visits with a suggested donation and features rotating exhibits and selections from the permanent di Rosa collection. There are frequently changing group and one-person shows of Bay Area artists working in a variety of media.

In the large courtyard adjacent to the Historic Residence you can view the numerous sculptures along with views of Winery Lake and neighboring vineyards. Overlooking the Sculpture Meadow, the North Lawn is home to two dozen large-scale works of art surrounded by vineyards and open space, including the Glass Chapel by Veronica di Rosa.



The following areas of the preserve are open for tours only. Get the public tour schedule or book your own private tour.

  • The heart of the di Rosa collection includes modern and contemporary paintings, drawings, sculpture, and photographs by well known Bay Area artists.
  • The former home of Rene and Veronica di Rosa is a 125-year-old winery-turned residence and houses hundreds of works of art.
  • The Sculpture Meadow is a 1/3 mile trail that winds its way past large-scale outdoor sculptures by such artists as Mark di Suvero, Viola Frey, Gordon Heuther, and Ray Beldner.


    Our friends at OpenRoad.tv have created a video tour of Di Rosa Preserve. Check it out.



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