Theodora Thomas selects the top ten vineyards around the globe with exciting art collections
The Donum Estate, Sonoma, California, US
An extensive trail of large-scale sculptures that crown the rolling land throughout the estate by an international array of artists including Keith Haring and Tracey Emin.
Château La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France
A collection of sculptures designed specifically for the landscape by artists, including Louise Bourgeois, that reflect the harmony between art and nature.
Grande Provence, Franschhoek, South Africa
A collection of contemporary art and sculpture spanning a variety of media, situated in the gallery and throughout the estate.
Castello Di Ama, Chianti, Italy
A collection of installations are dotted around the winery, designed specifically for the environment by artists such as Louise Bourgeois and Kendell Geers.
Sculpterra Winery, Paso Robles, California
A sculpture garden home to a selection of primarily bronze and granite work celebrating the natural world and animal kingdom.
Georg Müller Stiftung, Rheingau, Germany
The winery’s “ArtCellar,” established in 2004, is a 250-year-old 10,764-square-foot space that holds exhibitions of contemporary art, showcasing a synthesis of art and wine.
Other vineyards with notable art collections:
Hess Persson Estate, Napa, California
Contemporary sculpture, installation and two-dimensional art comprise the private collection of founder Donald Hess, who connects with artists and supports them throughout their career.
Peyrassol, Provence, France
A diverse and extensive contemporary sculpture collection with work by more than 50 international artists dispersed throughout the vineyards and architecture of the winery.
Pt. Leo Estate, Victoria, Australia
An impressive, grand sculpture park home to innovative contemporary works from artists such as Antony Gormley and Inge King.
Bodega Colomé, Salta, Argentina
The James Turrell Museum at the Argentine winery showcases works by clebrated light and space artist James Turrell.
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