BARREL1Stop by DeLoach Vineyards in Santa Rosa Friday, Saturday or Sunday to see a one-of-a-kind exhibit. Artists have clearly met with their muse to craft the oak barrels in an interesting way. They have been painted, sculpted and in some cases, turned into furniture.

The exhibit is in honor of The Wine Road’s 40th Anniversary. All the barrels were sponsored by local businesses and many have already been bought, sight unseen. These “reinvented” barrels will be on public display at the winery beginning Friday. (There is a reception this afternoon, but it’s by special invitation.) DeLoach Vineyards is at 1791 Olivet Road. The Wine Road is a trade organization that encompasses a trio of appellations in Northwest Sonoma County – the Alexander Valley, the Dry Creek Valley and the Russian River Valley.