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Sonoma Museum Highlights Winery Architecture

Daniel Sogg
Posted: December 23, 1999

The Sonoma Museum of Visual Art will examine the changing face of winery design in an exhibition running from Jan. 12 through Feb. 20, 2000. Called "The Art of Winery Architecture," the exhibit features photos and analysis of 10 North Coast producers' facilities.

"Since we're in wine country, we felt winery design would be meaningful," said museum director Gay Shelton. "Organizing the show, we found that structures have evolved from agricultural sites -- essentially factories for producing a food product -- to showcases that have far more status and keep the factory in the back end."

The show is divided into four categories: older designs, refurbished buildings, structures closely related to their site and contemporary projects. Wineries include Clos Pegase, Domaine Chandon, Buena Vista and Matanzas Creek.

Located at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa, the Sonoma Museum of Visual Art is open Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is $2. For more information, call (707) 527-0297.

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