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Address: 5200 Carneros Highway, Napa, CA
Phone Number: 707-226-5991
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Located on 217 acres in the Carneros region of Napa Valley, di Rosa houses...
Located on 217 acres in the Carneros region of Napa Valley, di Rosa houses the foremost collection of contemporary Bay Area art, with nearly 2,000 works by 800 artists. A wide range of styles, media, and subject matter provide an overview of the creative energy and freedom to experiment that characterize this region of California. The Gatehouse Gallery welcomes drop-in visitors to view di Rosa’s current exhibition, but in order to view the full extent of the collection (including the Main Gallery, Residence, and Sculpture Meadow) a tour is required. These informal, guided tours include time for independent viewing of the artwork. Open Wednesday through Sunday. Advance reservations for tours are highly recommended.
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There is more to Napa/Sonoma than good wine!

This is an indoor/outdoor modern art collection that you must take the tour to see. It is worth it to stop by if you are spending more than 2 days in wine country. Your liver will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is an indoor/outdoor modern art collection that you must take the tour to see. It is worth it to stop by if you are spending more than 2 days in wine country. Your liver will thank you for a break. Some of the pieces are truly eye candy. There are two tours, one is 1 1/2 hours and the... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The collection of California modern artists that was amassed by di Rosa is housed throughout his grounds and every room and toilet in his former home. It is brimming with humor and incredibly clever references, and is an extremely entertaining afternoon.

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sonoma county, ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

From the kooky to the wondrous, Mr and Mrs DiRosa loved it all and created this beautiful space to show contemporary art. Make a reservation, plan your eating well (as there is no food or drink allowed) and be ready to smile, be puzzled, entranced and turned off.

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Fremont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I was really excited to visit this Gallery as I love modern art, but was very disappointed with the experience. I arrived at a time when I could not take the full tour, so opted to pay for the admission to the main gallery as a preview. What a dud. There were a few pieces of art and that was... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We took the 2 hr tour at di Rosa. The very contemporary art and grounds are interesting as well as learning about the collector himself. While this was not my preference of art, it was entertaining to see such a vast amount of this type of art. If you are looking to add some variety to your itinerary while traveling... More 

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santa rosa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

your type of art. I have been several times and the place has "grown" on me. Definitely different, eclectic, unique, intriguing. enjoy the grounds, take your time...an enjoyable few hours are spent each time I go!!

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Crescent City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

If you want to see quirky, creative, unusual, or why did they do that kind of art. This is your place. Be sure to call in advance as they are not always open. Do go once a year. The presentations change.

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is a wonderful, unique place that must be experienced. Be sure to take the tour or else you will not be able to see most of the grounds and the house. The house was, for me, the best part. It was filled with art as well as other items from the period and interesting objects that tell you about... More 

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Dayton, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This unique, one of a kind collection of extraordinary, contemporary art is a must see in Napa Valley. Take the 2 hour tour if you can, it is well worth the time and modest cost. Beautiful grounds, wide open buildings housing the art pieces, the Residence with its artwork everywhere. In places the art is a visual explosion that will... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The preserve is a collection of art from northern CA dating from the late 1950s. The Meadow contains some larger pieces. The house (dating from the 1870s) is almost overwhelming. The other spaces have more, well, space. All in all worth several hours while taking a break from wine tasting.

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