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Bartholomew Estate Winery Announces Re-opening of Art Gallery Featuring Sonoma Plein Air Artists

Private viewing sessions of the Art Gallery at Bartholomew Estate, for up to six people per single group, are now available by reservation. Photo by Michelle Hogan.

 

Sonoma, Calif. April 9, 2021 – Bartholomew Estate Winery, producer of estate wines from the birthplace of California viticulture located in the heart of Sonoma Valley, announced today that their Gallery featuring Sonoma Plein Air artists has re-opened for private viewing sessions.

The Gallery is located within Bartholomew Estate’s historic mission-style winery building. “We are delighted to be back open and to donate this space to the Sonoma Plein Air Foundation to share their wonderful rotating exhibit of works by their artists. It supports our mission of giving back to the community,” said Anna Pope, winery co-owner and trustee of the Frank H. Bartholomew Foundation (owner and operator of the non-profit Bartholomew Park). In turn, Sonoma Plein Air donates 25 percent of the proceeds from art sales to support art education in local schools and community organizations.

In 2002, local artist, Keith Wick and community leader, Judy Vadasz founded the Sonoma Plein Air Foundation to address lack of public school funding for the visual arts. For more information, visit www.sonomapleinair.com.

Private viewing sessions at Bartholomew Estate, for up to six people per single group, are free of charge and are available by reservation on the half hour from 11AM to 4PM, Wednesdays through Sundays. Guests can make appointments at www.bartestate.com/visit. Make a day of it and book an estate wine tasting on the majestic Oak Knoll or quaint Courtyard Patio. Flights feature wines from the organically farmed estate vineyards, crafted by winemaker, Kevin Holt.

About Bartholomew Estate Winery

Bartholomew Estate Winery opened its doors in April of 2019 as a brand new winery in the heart of the 375-acre Bartholomew Park in Sonoma Valley, California. Bartholomew Estate was formed by Anna Pope, trustee of the Frank H. Bartholomew Foundation (owner and operator of the non-profit Bartholomew Park), and noted winemaker, Kevin Holt, to honor the legacy of Frank and Antonia Bartholomew. In 1943, the Bartholomews purchased the land, only to discover that it was the birthplace of California viticulture; the center of Count Agoston Harazthy’s rancho that contained the sites of his residence and original winery. Today, the winery continues the Bartholomew’s mission to create exquisite wines from the iconic location, to share information on California winemaking and viticulture and to support Bartholomew Park, an incomparable community treasure.


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