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Five Things to Do in Wine Country in September

Na Hale 'Eo Waiawi (2003) by Patrick Dougherty. Photo Paul Kodama

Originally published on CaliforniaHomeDesign.com

A major art installation at HALL, a harvest grape stomp at design icon Clos Pegase, Alexander Valley like you’ve never seen it before at Jordan Winery and new openings, all happening in Wine Country this month.

Leave your mark on a major art installation at HALL Wines
North Carolina artist Patrick Dougherty is known around the world for his Stickwork sculptures, large scale environmental works woven from tree saplings that would otherwise be cleared for slated development. Dougherty creates his latest Stickwork project at HALL Wines for its new Visitor’s Center in St. Helena.

Dougherty’s designs are inspired by the local setting, and come to life with communal spirit. Locals and visitors of all ages are invited to participate in the creative process for any period between September 2 – 13 and 16 – 20. The unforgettable experience includes collecting, cleaning and finally weaving the saplings into an eye-popping sculpture and no prior experience is required.  Details and forms are on the website.

The completion of the work leads up to the “Les Bon Temps” release party of the 2010 Kathryn Hall Cabernet on September 21 which will be held on the new lawn of the restored Bergfeld Winery.  It’s a great opportunity to get a bird’s eye view of the stunning new Visitor’s Center across the way which is nearing completion. 401 St. Helena Highway South, St. Helena

Click here for four more rad reasons to head to Wine Country this month!