THE SCULPTURE COLLECTION AT DONUM

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. 

AUDIO TOUR

 Listen to the audio tour to hear artists discuss their work at the Donum

EXPLORE THE COLLECTION

Watch an overview of the sculpture collection at Donum in this film by Matthew Pendergast.

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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 around 40 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. The collection continues to grow, with new additions such as a specially commissioned monumental sculpture by Anselm Kiefer, as well as work by Mark Manders, Wim Delvoye and new sculptures by Subodh Gupta and Marc Quinn. In the coming months, a new site-specific work by Doug Aitken will be installed in the eucalyptus grove. 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 and Mei Warburg, the owners of Donum. 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]

Jaume Plensa

Pascale Marthine Tayou

Elmgreen & Dragset

Yayoi Kusama

Louise Bourgeois

Tracey Emin

Douglas White

Gao Weigang

Subodh Gupta

Sopheap Pich

Arik Levy

Keith Haring

Carl Fredrik Reutersward

Lynda Benglis

Richard Hudson

Ernst Billgren

Liu Xiaodong

Fredrik Wretman

Jeppe Hein

Wim Delvoye

VISITING

Donum is open for wine tastings 7 days a week by advanced reservation. Only a limited number of wine tastings are available each day, and they include a walk through the grounds and sculpture collection.

At present, a new winery building is under construction at Donum. Once this is completed, Donum will offer weekly tours of the art collection by appointment.

For more information on visiting Donum, please contact:

Maggie Staines
Director of Hospitality, Donum
info@thedonumestate.com
+1 707-732-2200