Fine art and fine wine go hand in hand at Allegretto Vineyard Resort in Paso Robles, and now the public can indulge in both during docent-led tours at the property. Its proprietor, Doug Ayres, carefully chose hundreds of museum-quality artworks, antiques, and artifacts to place on view at Allegretto.
Treasures include impressionist paintings by artists from Russia and California, ancient statues and stones from India, and a massive cross-section of a giant Sequoia tree that dates back to 214 BC. “It is my hope that this collection I’ve curated from around this world, set in this atmosphere of intention and creativity, will inspire all who visit to contemplate, dream or imagine new heights in their own lives,” says Ayres. Tours start at 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and last about an hour. The $25 fee includes samples of Allegretto estate wines.
Originally published in the Santa Barbara SEASONS magazine Summer 2018 issue.