THE SCULPTURE COLLECTION AT DONUM WINERY

Wine can instill a moment of inspiration or madness; art can do the same. 
Ai Weiwei

Donum Winery has long been known for its award-winning, carefully crafted Pinot Noir. In a more recent development, Donum is now installing a world-class international contemporary sculpture collection throughout its 200-acre Sonoma estate. Like the wine, the sculpture collection at Donum expresses a sense of place and the important connection between art, nature and the human hand. 

King and Queen, Keith Haring, 1987; Background: Love Me, Richard Hudson, 2016

ARTISTS

Since 2015, Donum has been placing large-scale contemporary sculptures in the midst of its vineyard landscape, interspersed with 150-year-old olive trees and an organic farm. At present, these include over 30 works by artists from across the globe, including  Ai Weiwei, Yayoi Kusama, Louise Bourgeois, Keith Haring, Zhan Wang, Elmgreen & Dragset, Yue Minjun, Jaume Plensa, Subodh Gupta, Danh Vo, Richard Hudson and Tracey Emin, among many others. In the coming year, the collection will continue to grow, with the installation of a newly commissioned monumental sculpture by Anselm Kiefer, as well as work by Mark Manders, Wim Delvoye and new sculptures by Subodh Gupta and by Marc Quinn. Going forward, the art collection will continue to grow gradually, in harmony with the surrounding landscape.

[more]A GLOBAL ART COLLECTION IN A LOCAL SETTING

Notable for its mix of established and emerging contemporary artists from East and West, as well as for presenting artists from around the globe, the sculpture collection at Donum was conceived by Allan Warburg, the majority owner. A Danish businessman based in Hong Kong and China, Warburg is a passionate collector of art and wine who believes that both can help connect people across cultures. “The sculpture collection is very personal, representing what my wife and I believe fits the landscape and feeling of Donum,” says Warburg. “We try to make the collection as global as possible. I am a European who has lived over half my life in Asia, I am married to a Chinese woman, and now I also produce wine in California. I love and and embrace diversity and different cultures and hope the collection will express this.” The idea of installing his art collection at Donum occurred gradually, once Warburg visited the winery and fell in love with the authentic, rural feel of this former dairy farm. With a glass of Donum in his hand, he conceived the idea of placing sculptures in the Sonoma vineyards. “I believe that one plus one is not always two,” he says. “If you take art, put it into a beautiful landscape and at the same time enjoy it with a glass of great wine, the experience is much larger than if the three are enjoyed separately. The whole is more than the sum of its parts.” To learn more about the story of the art collection at Donum please click here for press release.[/more]

Gao Weigang

Jaume Plensa

Pascale Marthine Tayou

Elmgreen & Dragset

Yayoi Kusama

Louise Bourgeois

Tracey Emin

Douglas White

Richard Hudson

Subodh Gupta

Fernando Botero

Sopheap Pich

Arik Levy

Keith Haring

Carl Fredrik Reutersward

Lynda Benglis

Fredrik Wretman

VISITING

Donum is open for wine tastings by appointment only. The wine tastings include walks through the grounds and sculpture collection. At present, it is not possible to view the sculpture collection without booking a tasting. For more information on visiting Donum, please contact:

Maggie Staines
info@thedonumestate.com 
+1 707-939-2290

MEDIA ENQUIRIES

For more information about the sculpture collection at Donum and any questions relating to the art collection, please contact:

Sarah Greenberg
Evergreen Arts
London
+44 (0) 7866543242
sgreenberg@evergreen-arts.com
www.evergreen-arts.com