The Robert Mondavi visitor center was built in 1966 when tourism to the Napa Valley was nearly non-existent. Today, the winery features permanent and rotating art exhibits, including works by Beniamino Bufano. The winery just celebrated the 40th anniversary of its outdoor summer concert series, which benefit the Napa Symphony and have featured some of the world's most talented performers.
Art and Culture
We are in Pinhão, next to the River Douro, enjoying a dazzling view of the most beautiful railway station in Portugal. After a 128-year old history, this building, its surrounding area and the houses of the former station employees have been subject to a rehabilitation project, arousing a new interest in tourism and culture. The Wine House comprises a terrace, a private room and a museum centre with a permanent exhibition including about 500 items and giving a broad brush perspective on the life of wine since the 19th century.
Bodegas Salentein created Killka Museum as its cultural complement to encourage tourists to visit the growing and production areas of the winery as well as its related world.
Kupferberg Visitors' Centre offers an attractive range of art objects, cultural history, pleasure and live events. The Museum shows a large collection of historic sparkling wine glasses, early poster art and the original art nouveau pavilion from the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris. Richly carved historic wine casks and medieval and Roman cellars extending deep below ground are also fascinating.
The Dinastía Vivanco Wine Documentation Centre, located at the Dinastía Vivanco Museum of Wine Culture in Briones, La Rioja (Spain), maintains its vocation since 2004: to gather together the largest documentary collection -8,000 monographs- on wine and its culture in the world and make it available -thanks to new technologies and free of charge- to scholars and scientists and all those who are curious about this millenarian drink with its unimaginable legacy.
Villa Petriolo in Cerreto Guidi belonged for many years to the Alessandri family, then it was purchased by the Maestrelli family in 1960 and today Silvia considers Villa Petriolo a place where the creativity of young artists could find its expression, together with the ancient art of “making wine”, to which she commits herself in order to produce high quality wines. In 2008 Villa Petriolo, with the Patronage of the Tuscan region and other important bodies, has announced the second edition of the literary award “The days of wine and roses”.