Have you been to di Rosa Preserve? It very well may be Napa’s best kept secret. This unique place to enjoy both art and nature is located on 217 scenic acres in the Napa Valley. It’s the most significant collection of Northern California art in the world. If you enjoy modern art (and even if you don’t), di Rosa is worth a visit!
di Rosa is a mecca for both art and nature lovers. Surrounding by world class wineries, take a break from wine tasting to enjoy this amazing preserve.
This art collection contains approximately 2,000 works of art by over 800 artists. This includes modern and contemporary paintings, drawings, sculpture, and photographs. Some of the sculptures are large scale outdoor sculptures.
The unique thing about di Rosa is its gorgeous outdoor setting. The property encompasses 53 acres, including a 35-acre lake, plus 162 acres of natural wildlife preserve, all under Napa County Land Trust open space protection.
di Rosa Preserve has partnered with Sonoma Valley Trail Rides to give you the opportunity to explore nature on horseback. 30 minute or one hour rides are available Thursdays through Sunday. Reservations are required.
In addition to a wide variety of plants you might also spot Canada Geese, Blue Heron, Snowy Egrets and the Preserve’s own peacocks.
The Gatehouse Gallery features art from the di Rosa Collection as well as rotating exhibits. This is just a small portion of the art. It’s open free of charge from 9:30 on Wednesdays through Fridays.
Residents of the cities of Napa and Sonoma receive free admission to di Rosa the first Wednesday of each month. Check out their website to see when the next Community Open Studios is scheduled. These events is free and open to all ages. Focused on creativity and communal participation, visitors make something at the art stations arranged on the patio of Gallery 1. Education staff and volunteers assist with the creative experience and art supplies are provided.
Free. Drop-ins are encouraged.
Art in the Napa Valley – Click Here to learn about other places to view art in the valley.
There are both private and public collections of art for viewing in the Napa Valley. This includes many fascinating paintings, drawings, sculpture, and photographs. Some of these works of art are even displayed at wineries. Have fun exploring art in Napa!
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Di Rosa Preserve Contact Information:
Reservations and Information
Address: 5200 Sonoma Hwy., Napa, CA 94559
Telephone: (707) 226-5991
Directions from town of Napa:
Drive south on Hwy 29. Turn right onto Sonoma Hwy. toward Sonoma, and continue 2.5 miles. Di Rosa is on the right, just beyond Domaine Carneros winery.
Directions From San Francisco:
Drive North on Hwy 101. Exit at Hwy 37, toward Napa and Sonoma. Continue 7.5 miles. Turn Left at Hwy 121/12. Turn left into di Rosa.
Directions From the East Bay:
Drive East on Hwy 80. Exit at Hwy 37, toward Sonoma and Napa. Continue for approx. 1.5 miles and turn right onto Hwy 29. Stay on Hwy 29 for approx. 15 miles. Turn left onto Hwy 121/12 toward Sonoma. Turn right into di Rosa, just beyond Domaine Carneros winery.
Directions From Santa Rosa:
Take Hwy 12 toward Sonoma and Napa. Turn left onto Hwy 121/12 toward Napa. Continue 6.7 miles. Turn left into di Rosa.