This famous wine region abounds with many art collections. Napa Valley art galleries are popping up in the beautiful valley, showcasing modern and traditional paintings, photography, art glass, ceramics, sculptures and more.
Whether you want to view collections or start your own, you'll find spectacular works of art across the valley.
1060 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga * 707-942-4981
Clos Pegase winery is definitely worth a stop for serious art lovers. Designed by renowned architect Michael Graves, the building itself is stunning. Step inside and you'll marvel at a world-class collection of modern art. Take time to stroll around the beautiful courtyard and grounds where you'll see the 17th-century fountain from Italy.
8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford * 800-686-6272
Browse the photo gallery at Mumm Napa, which includes original Ansel Adams works on display. Then, head to the tasting room for some of California's finest sparkling wine. Even if you're not an art fan, visit if only for the scenery; sliding glass doors allow gorgeous views of the Rutherford vineyards.
4411 Redwood Road, Napa * 707-255-1144
This vine-draped stone winery houses one of the most impressive modern art collections in Northern California. The winery was built on the site where the first Napa wine was produced in the 1860s, making it a historic landmark. Founded by Donald Hess, Hess Persson Estates is now led by Sabrina and Timothy Persson. Make a reservation to take a guided tour of the art gallery and taste a flight of exceptional estate wines.
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5200 Sonoma Hwy., Napa * 707-226-5991
Explore the exclusive di Rosa art collection of Rene and Veronica di Rosa, featuring more than 2,000 works of contemporary art. You can visit the Gatehouse Gallery for free, but you can see the whole collection -- including the Main Gallery and Sculpture Meadow on a guided tour for $17-$20. Art is housed in three galleries -- one was once a winery -- as well as sprawled across the nearby landscape.
1019 Atlas Peak Road, Napa * 707-257-2350
Whether you want to view captivating works of art, buy them, or make your own, Jessel Gallery is the place to be. You'll discover contemporary paintings, fine crafts, garden sculptures, and handmade jewelry from more than 40 area artists. Plan on spending a little time here. It's a large, friendly place with a lot to explore. Sign up for an art class, take a leisurely stroll through the gallery, and bring a picnic lunch to savor on the shaded garden terrace.
1270 First Street, Napa, California * 800-322-1870
After 28 years in Yountville, Gallery 1870 has moved to Napa. Well-worth seeking, this is one of the most captivating Napa Valley art galleries. Gallery 1870 showcases wine art by Eric Christensen, contemporary still life by Christopher Stott, oil paintings of the valley by Susan Hoehn, and many more. You'll find paintings, prints and sculptures by dozens of talented artists. If you're looking for an original piece that celebrates the beauty and spirit of Napa Valley, you'll find it here.
1206 Cedar Street, Calistoga, California 94515 * 707-942-3900 * catoga.com
Italian artist Carlo Marchiori opened Ca'Toga art gallery in 1998 to showcase his paintings, sculptures, ceramics and more.
Step in to this gallery in downtown Calistoga, and you'll think you entered an Italian villa. To say it's opulent is an understatement. Explore six large rooms, each an imaginative interpretation of a classical theme. Fluted columns, sculptures, and fountains adorn the outdoor courtyard. Take a look at the catoga.com website to see what it's all about.
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1001 Foothill Boulevard, Calistoga * 707-942-0216
Owners Jeff and Sally Manfredi opened the Calistoga Pottery studio behind their house 30 years ago. Take the tour and you'll find them working at the potter's wheel or glazing colorful stoneware pots. Browse the showroom filled with finished pieces for sale. You can also commission pieces or a whole set of dishes (yes, they're made to be used) to suit your taste.
1307 First Street, Napa * 707-254-2085
Explore the creative works of more than 50 local artists at this co-op gallery in the heart of downtown Napa. Members of the Art Association Napa Valley showcase media of all kinds -- paintings, photography, jewelry, art glass, ceramics, fiber arts and woodworking. What's more, the gallery is staffed with participating artists, so you can meet them right here. And you'll feel doubly-good about your new treasure because part of the proceeds fund scholarships for local art students. Stop in for all-out creative gifts, including prints, calendars, and greeting cards. Find out more about Art Gallery Napa Valley.
713-B Washington Street, Calistoga * 707-341-3731
Discover a broad spectrum of works at Lee Youngman Galleries by talented national and regional artists in oils, watercolors and pastels, as well as sculptures. This fine art gallery recently relocated to the spot vacated by All-Seasons Bistro.