World-renown for its wine and food culture, Napa Valley's vibrant art scene is too often overshadowed by the region's raison d'etre.
Develop your taste from the palate to the palette at these art-centric wineries and tasting rooms.
The Gallery Bar is lined with the iconic black and white photography of Ansel Adams.
(Courtesy of Turnbull Wines)
Napa Valley's Turnbull is a landmark for lovers of architecture, design, and art, thanks foremost to its architect founder William Turnbull Jr., notable for his work on Sonoma County's iconic Sea Ranch. These days, it is the careful eye of art collector Patrick O'Dell, the winery's current owner, and his stepdaughter, 37-year-old winery president Zoe Johns, who are curating the experience.
A self-professed design nerd, Johns has overhauled the tasing rooms and garden to suit her own rustic-yet-refined taste and, most importantly, to show off twice yearly art exhibitions culled from O'Dell's incredible collection of Ansel Adams photography—one of the country's largest—inside the winery's Gallery Bar. Sip a glass of their signature Josephine Sauvignon Blanc while contemplating the black-and-white landscapes of Adams as well as the images of 20th century master Edward Weston and documentary photog Margaret Bourke-White, the first American female war photojournalist. Currently on view is Travel for Good, a selection of 60 large-format color images of indigenous people by San Francisco–based humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine. —Anna Volpicelli // Open daily from 10 am to 5pm; 8210 St. Helena Highway( Oakville), turnbullwines.com.