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Address: 5200 Carneros Highway, Napa, CA
Phone Number: 707-226-5991
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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Definitely worth the time and money

Such a gem in Napa Valley! We drove by di Rosa more than a dozen time without knowing what it was. We always thought it's just another winery until we looked it up here on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lulu C
Usa, Japan
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Usa, Japan
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a gem in Napa Valley! We drove by di Rosa more than a dozen time without knowing what it was. We always thought it's just another winery until we looked it up here on TripAdvisor! We were glad we stopped by here before heading back home. So many beautiful art pieces and I wish the tour was longer than... More 

Thank Lulu C
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97 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Before their deaths, Rene DiRosa and his wife Veronica assembled perhaps the largest collections of Bay Area art in the world. Their home housed their collection in the early years. Now the home is a museum, along with newly constructed buildings designed specifically to show off their extensive collections. The DiRosas also collected large outdoor sculpture, which you can wander... More 

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San Francisco, California
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This location is physically beautiful, but the (required) 2 hour tour takes you to see 100's of pieces of art on a guided tour led by nice people, but you have to RUSH and run...so it is an unpleasant experience for anyone who appreciates looking at art...not running through and (trying to) looking at art in a relaxed and comfortable... More 

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Corona del Mar, California
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

WARNING! We go lost trying to find the facility and we even had a GPS. Look for the Orange gate. Otherwise this was a great experience. The docents were well informed and the sculpture collection was remarkable. It was a very hot day, but still pleasant. We took a tram to the meadow, but walked back enjoying additional sculptures and... More 

Thank Ron Y
Marathon, Florida
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

What is art? After touring many museums around the world, we thought we had acquired an appreciation for all types of arts; however, this place left us speechless. From a framed picture of a toast to a car hanging from a tree branch - bizarre every step of the way. Our questions to the guide only prompted responses like "the... More 

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Napa, California
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

What a fabulous stop for those that appreciate a wide range of art form and work...imagine a tub full of objects that make you think outside the suds or subtle and not so subtle art forms that the well trained docents will make you see the obvious you quite frankly hadn't. Geronimo stares at you on a platform of push... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

First of all, don't plan on just visiting the Gatehouse for the $5 viewing area. The pieces at the Gatehouse are mediocre and not at all representative of what you will see if you take a guided tour - and you certainly should take it! If you hate contemporary art, then this place is not for you. But otherwise, prepare... More 

Thank WNCTrvlr
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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.

Thank Eileen D
sonoma county, ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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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