Have you ever seen a work of art come to life? When you visit di Rosa Museum, you are in for a very special treat. Nestled among the vineyards of Napa Valley’s Carneros region, di Rosa is believed to host the largest collection of Bay Area art in the world! The 217-acre preserve includes three galleries, a sculpture garden, and a wildlife preserve. A scenic hiking trail winds throughout the property, where masterpieces come to life around every turn. With both indoor and outdoor settings, di Rosa offers a rare opportunity to see art blend with nature. There’s so much going on at this unique art park, you’ll have to come see it for yourself!
di Rosa Museum is one of many art exhibitions and museums that you’ll find in wine country. Download our free vacation guide for a full list of the main attractions in Napa Valley!
What started off as one man’s dream is now one of the finest collections of contemporary art. When Rene di Rosa purchased the property in 1960, his vision was to make it an “art park” for the greater public. After years of planting vineyards on the land, di Rosa turned his vision into a reality. Using the profits from his famed vineyards, he developed a world-class art collection. Today, di Rosa Museum draws visitors from all over to admire the beautiful vistas and thought-provoking pieces.
When you arrive at di Rosa Museum, you’ll quickly discover that it is not your typical nature preserve. Stunning wildflowers, eclectic art, and roaming peacocks are just a few of the unexpected treasures you’ll find here! For $5, you can drop in and view the current exhibitions in Gallery 1. If you want to see everything that this gorgeous preserve has to offer, we recommend a guided tour.
Tours are $12 and include admission to Gallery 1 and the entire Residence Gallery. This 130-year-old stone building was converted from a winery into the home of Rene and Veronica di Rosa in 1960. Today, the building offers visitors a unique glimpse into the private collectors’ lives. The three-story home showcases hundreds of works throughout each room. Plan to spend a couple of hours seeing them all!
There are many exciting ways to get out and explore di Rosa! Tour the gardens and take in the beautiful scenery when you go on the di Rosa Outdoor Sculpture Tour. Another one of our favorites is the Art and Nature Hike. Take an exhilarating 3-mile hike through the Sculpture Meadow to the top of Milliken Peak. When you sign up for this adventure, you will be rewarded with sweeping views of Napa Valley. Private tours are also available, and these can be tailored to fit the needs of your group. Options include picnics on the property, extended tours, and more! For more information about current tours and pricing, check out di Rosa’s tour page.
There are many excellent museums in Napa Valley, so plan to stay a few days to see a few of them! Here are some of our favorites:
After a long day of touring di Rosa Museum, you’ll want the perfect accommodations to kick back and relax in. If you are looking for the very best Napa experience, we invite you to stay at Churchill Manor Bed and Breakfast. Our historic 19th-century inn is approximately 5 miles from di Rosa and located in the heart of Napa Valley.
When you stay in one of our luxurious guest rooms, you can expect the best amenities and top-notch service. Start off each morning with a gourmet 3-course breakfast, then check out the world-class wineries and activities in Napa. Are you ready to start planning your next escape to wine country? Check our current availability and book your stay today!