Guest Blog courtesy of Keller Estate, Sonoma, California
“As a winery dedicated to cultural growth and diversity within our community, we invite wine country visitors to come and see our facilities. We promise it will be a visit that will tantalize all of the senses.”
At Keller Estate, we consider our wines works of art. Each of our wines is borne out of the artist’s tools we have at hand; our terroir and our vineyards. We strive to respect what nature has given us and use our creativity in exploiting these tools, reaching new heights in our wines.
We felt that the visual arts, architecture, and design shared many of these elements, so incorporating them into our workspace was a natural next step. When we set out to build our winery, we worked alongside the winemaking team to design a functional, elegant and spacious winery. Designed by the renowned Mexican team of Ricardo and Victor Legorreta, Keller Estate winery is constructed out of limestone quarried from the beds of the Yangtze River.
Keller Estate features select works from local and international artists, many of which are available for guests to view. In the tasting room and around the property, visitors can see original lithographs from the renowned Marc Chagall, an installation of the “Burnt Trees” by Philippe Pastor, and even the vibrant works of Grace Keller (of the Keller family). Lastly, guests will also find a sculpture of famous Formula One driver Juan Manuel Fangio and elaborate stained glass doors boasting an automotive motif as a tribute to Arturo Keller’s passion for cars. Though Mr. Keller’s private collection is not available for viewing, our tasting room frequently features one of his cars as a shining centerpiece for guests and car enthusiasts to appreciate.
It has become a personal mission to share with our visitors our passion for art and architecture. We do our best to talk about our works with every guest and offer tours of our winery whenever possible, hoping that you can come to understand what we feel every day.