|A New Spin / Napa Valley artist Freeland Tanner's 2014 sculpture is|
comprised of Cedar and Redwood grape stakes and repurposed poplar wood.
The town of Yountville is quickly becoming synonymous with art as it is with food and wine. Look around and you'll see how the influences from vintner culture, wine industry, culinary and arts converge in this lovely destination situated along Highway 29 in the heart of California's Napa Valley, about 60 miles outside San Francisco.
|Bouchon / One of Yountville's|
world-class dining experiences.
|Balance by Sherry Tobin.|
|Trellis Way to the Sky|
by Freeland Tanner.
As someone who has returned often to Yountville to enjoy its culinary aspects, at Bouchon as well as Ad Hoc and Redd Wood, I've seen the town evolve nicely over the past 20 years. Now, the outdoor sculptures have become an essential and enjoyable component of the Yountville experience just like the puff pastries and macarons at Bouchon Bakery.
Indeed, come for the food and wine, stay for the art.
All photographs by Michael Dickens © 2015.