Sonoma Wine Country Hot Spot Launches Salvador Dali Exhibit This Summer

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Wine and art. What more could you want?

California's wine country is starting to reopen, and wineries are looking for ways to celebrate. One locale marketplace decided to combine two commonly shared passions: wine and art. Cornerstone Sonoma just announced they would have Salvador Dalí's works on display every weekend through the end of August.

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The unique destination—which features three wine tasting rooms, shopping, food, and gardens—partnered with The Dalí Universe and SBHG Gallery to create the offering. Dalí bronze sculptures and prints will be on display that depicts "dreamlike scenes from the unconscious as the wellspring of the imagination." The sculptures are unique in that they bring his surrealist paintings to life in a three-dimensional way. 

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"We are honored to house this stunning collection from the undisputed master of Surrealism, Salvador Dalí," Karin Rogers, Director of Business Development at Sonoma's Best Hospitality Group, said in a statement. "Dalí's thought-provoking works feel rather suited to the surreal times in which we are living, and we look forward to sharing these pieces with the Bay Area and our local community."

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What's more, is Dalí was a wine lover himself. He often wrote about the emotion of drinking wine and how it had strong ties to art. "A real connoisseur does not drink wine but tastes of its secrets," he once said. 

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The works will be on display starting Friday, June 26, from 11 am to 5 pm and will continue to be showcased every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the summer. The individual pieces are also available for private viewings, which can be scheduled by appointment only Mondays through Thursdays.

Courtesy W.U.C.U.A. Jean P. Schneider

The Cornerstone's outdoor test kitchens will also be open, so visitors can have a glass of wine and order artisan food while taking in the masterpieces. Strict hygiene protocols are being observed. Plus, there are ample gardens and outdoor spaces that further help facilitate guest safety.