Mumm Napa is a popular draw for wine country visitors, but the Napa Valley is about to strike a chord with music and art lovers alike. A new fine art photography exhibit, Jim Marshall Seen Through the Eyes of Carlos Santana is now on display at Mumm Napa.
Backstage at Winterland in San Francisco in 1969 — Photo courtesy of Mumm Napa
The exhibit features 40 original photographs by Jim Marshall. Included in the collection are pictures of Santana and some of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist’s favorite musicians and mentors. The collection was curated personally by the legendary rocker. Winner of ten GRAMMY ® Awards, Santana is also a long-time collaborator with Mumm Napa on special bottlings.
Marshall is well-known for his photographic record of music history from the 1950s through the early 2000s. He’s the only photographer to receive the Recording Academy’s Trustee Award, and an honorary GRAMMY®.
Marshall and Santana met in the mid 1960s. The road manager of the Santana Blues Band asked Marshall for a favor – to take a photo of the band. The rest is music and photographic history.
The exhibit is timed with Mumm Napa’s limited release of Santana Savor sparkling wine. Santana chose the wine label, which features a photograph of himself taken by Marshall.
Wine drinkers have extra reason to smile when they sip Santana Savor. A portion of the proceeds goes directly to Carlos Santana’s Milagro Foundation.
Mumm Napa and the music legend have been working together for ten years, raising more than half a million dollars to provide support for underserved and vulnerable children around the world. Santana Savor costs $25 for a 750ml bottle.
The winery and visitor center are located in Rutherford, on the Silverado Trail in Napa Valley. Mumm Napa is open daily, from 10 am to 6 pm for tours, tastings and viewings of the exhibit in the Fine Art Photography Gallery. Though perhaps best known for sparkling wine, Mumm Napa also produces a variety of still wines including pinot gris, chardonnay, rosé and pinot noir.
The Jim Marshall Seen Through the Eyes of Carlos Santana exhibit is free. It will be open to the public through May 2016.