Wine and Art Wine Trail – Which wineries have art galleries
Wine and art go hand-in-hand. Both are sensory experiences and bring us great pleasure and enjoyment. For those traveling to the wine country who have a strong love for art, we have a wine trail that is certain to please the soul. It is the Wine and Art Wine Trail: These five wineries have impressive art collections. We are listing these wineries in a South-to-North direction. See Wine Map at the bottom of this page. Once you which wineries you would like to visit, book your time spot with them.
For more traveling advice, consult the Napa Valley Wine Country Planning Guide.
Wine and Art – Wine Trail in the Napa Valley
• Hess Collection Winery – Largest contemporary art collection in the Valley
• Cliff Lede Vineyards – Classic rock inspired exhibits
• Turnbull Wine Cellars – Rotating twice a year photograph exhibits
• Mumm Napa – 27 Ansel Adams photographs on loan from Ansel Adams Family
• Hall Winery – Eclectic art collection around the grounds and cellars
We recommend that you visit no more than three wineries in one day. Savor the moment!
Dining and Lodging Recommendations
It is a nice little trek halfway up Mount Veeder to the Hess Collection Winery. The Hess Collection winery and art exhibits are housed in the historic Christian Brothers home. The original structure was completed in1903. The grounds are beautiful and lovely to stroll. There is a beautiful tasting room and a gift shop. But the real attraction for wine and art lovers is the Hess Art Collection. Meander up and view the art on the upper two floors. It is an eclectic collection of contemporary art, with some 250 pieces on display. It must be the largest collection of art housed at any Napa Valley winery. Sip wine, get inspired and reflect on this amazing art collection.
Cliff Lede Vineyards is located at 1743 Yountville Cross Road, one of the prettiest roads that connect Highway 29 to the Silverado Trail. Canadian born Cliff Lede created a state-of-the-art winery and wine tasting center. The landscaping gives off a mood of quiet and solitude. There are beautiful pieces of sculptured art scattered around the winery. The tasting room is in a beautifully-restored craftsman style house that was built in 1913. The tasting room is spacious, with wonderful views of the surrounding vineyards. In Cliff Lede’s Backstage Reserve Lounge (appointment only) there is a rotating exhibit of classic rock-inspired exhibits. Currently, the “Art of Grace Slick” is on exhibit. Call the winery to reserve a tasting and find out about the latest art exhibit on display.
Turnbull Wine Cellars is an often-missed winery along Highway 29 in the wine appellation of Oakville. There are a number of wineries along this stretch, so watch carefully about a half-mile from the historic Oakville Grocery as you drive to the north. The Gallery Tasting Room is open to the public daily and houses a twice-a-year rotating collection of artists including Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and Edward Weston. The atmosphere at Turnbull is very soothing to the soul. This is a family-owned winery.
Mumm Napa is situated on the Silverado Trail between Oakville Cross Road and Conn Damn Road. Mumm Napa is one of our finest sparkling wine producers. One can tour the sparkling wine production areas, taste wine on the terrace, and view two different art galleries. The first houses a collection of Ansel Adams photographs. The photos are on permanent loan to Mumm Napa. There are 27 of Ansel Adams’ most famous photos displayed. In the second gallery, various photographic artists are featured throughout the year. The art galleries are free to visitors at the Mumm Napa Winery. The outdoor patio at Mumm Napa is very inviting. Sip sparkling wine and enjoy the views of the Napa Valley.
In 2013, Hall Winery opened a new winery facility and hospitality center. The owners are Kathyn Hall and Craig Hall, both successful in business, and Kathyrn once the United States Ambassador to Austria. In short, this dynamic duo have turned the winery they established in 2003 into a very popular tourist center and a state-of-the-art winery. There are many attractions at the winery, and most evident is the Hall Family art collection. It is dramatically displayed around the entire winery. As you approach the winery heading north on Highway 29 towards St. Helena, suddenly on the left you will spot a large sculptured silver rabbit. It appears to be jumping out of the vineyards. Hall offers one of the most exciting experiences in wine tasting and art enjoyment in the Valley. Just about everywhere you turn in the winery, you will find unusual works of art. This includes the barrel room, fermenting area, restrooms, hallways, and outdoor areas.
Additional Napa Valley Wine Routes to enjoy
- Boutique Wineries on Highway 29 – small and fascinating
- Best Silverado Wineries – less traffic and less crowds
- Calistoga Wine Route – northern end of the Valley
- Hidden wineries of the Napa Valley – get away from the crowds
- Historic Napa Valley Wineries – these made the Napa Valley