Art has long been associated with wine: in ancient Greece, wine was praised by poets, historians and artists, and Aesop and Homer frequently referred to it in their works.
We often talk about the “art of winemaking” and we are no longer surprised when we hear about artists who paint with wine. There are wine museums in every major wine region of the world, and wine artifacts from time immemorial are exhibited in wine estates around the globe. In fact, some of Wine Paths members, like Château Mouton Rothschild and Château Siran, showcase items that represent the strong bonds between art and wine -dating back from Antiquity to the XIX century- on their properties.
If you appreciate art and enjoy a glass of wine while admiring photography, sculpture, paintings, or the effortless and artful ways of vineyards, then the wine & art proposals below are right up your (g)alle(r)y:
Art Gallery at Bodegas Enate: both a winery and a museum, this bodega in the north of Spain houses works by famous artists like Tàpies, Chillida, Saura, Pepe Cerdá and others.
It is the 5th summer art exhibition, where Château d'Issan hosts Guillaume Toumanian's "Memento" paintings exhibition from June 8 to July 28, 2017. In his paintings, Guillaume Toumanian seeks to bring out evanescent in-motion images, in a quest of rhythm between substance and more opaque and translucent units - sorts of breaks in the enigmatic tumult of his gestural paintings.
When Art Meets Vines: a leisurely walking tour around the cellars and vineyards of Château Smith Haut Lafitte in Bordeaux and among the many fantastic sculptures on the property.
Le Saint-James opens its doors to well-known visual artist, Alexandra Mas. The exhibition features a series of stunning paintings from the Bordeaux artist. All of the paintings are heavy with emotion and feature kinetic movement. Alexandra Mas is an artist not to be missed in this unique setting.
At a Tradicion Winery in Cadiz, Jerez after the winery visit and tasting, you can stay in Jerez and enjoy one of the most characteristic shows in Andalusia: the dancing horses. Take your VIP seats in the arena at the Royal Andalusian Academy of Equestrian Art, and watch horses and riders perform their famous “Dancing Horses” display.
This program takes place in different scenarios of the region, from a traditional winery to an exclusive estancia in the heart of the mountain. This painting workshop is led by a plastic artist, who will introduce us to the world of painting and will guide everyone to let their imagination fly and try their hand at painting their own picture
This Museum in Château Mouton Rothschild is designed by Baron Philippe. The Museum contains a collection of precious objects from all ages associated with the vine and wine. It houses a collection of rare items of the 17th century including antiques, medieval tapestries, paintings, ivories, glassware, Chinese, Japanese and Persian porcelain, among other unique objects.
This tour is at Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte: Located just a stone’s throw away from their Chateau is the ‘magical’ forest where young, up & coming local artists are invited to express their art. Their work is exposed and lives in harmony with all the elements of nature; each & every one respecting the environment and biodiversity that is so important for the owners of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte.
Art Exhibitions at Hotel Le Saint-James: the “balcony of Bordeaux” serves as the perfect backdrop for the several exhibits that are hosted in this architectural gem designed by Jean Nouvel.
Château Beychevelle, in Bordeaux in collaboration with Mécénart, welcomes a selection of leading glass artists from the Biot region from June 24 to September 2. You can discover the works of Jean-Paul Van Lith, Ada Loumani, Antoine Pierini, Robert Pierini, Frédéric Van Overschelde as well as those of Luc de Muelenaere plastic glassmaker in Saint-Emilion during your visit to their new cellars
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