California Winery Is Opening a Massive Sculpture Park
It was Allan Warburg’s passion for pinot noir that led him to Donum Estate in 2011. The Danish collector acquired the vineyard sight unseen after first sipping its wine a few years earlier. But when he finally saw the stunning property in Sonoma, California, in 2015, the experience stoked one of Warburg’s other passions: buying contemporary art. Warburg is the founder and owner of Bestseller, one of the largest clothing companies in China. The Donum Sculpture Collection is an open-air sculpture park featuring dozens of major works and site-specific commissions by a veritable who’s who of global contemporary art stars. The site showcases work by Ai Weiwei, Keith Haring, Louise Bourgeois, Zhan Wang, Yue Minjun, Jaume Plensa, Yayoi Kusama, Subodh Gupta, and Danh Vo. The art is interspersed with 150-year old olive trees, bee hives, and an organic farm, and of course, the property’s small but prestigious vineyard.