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Beringer Winery: Rhine House

  • Northern California

First developed as a family-owned winery in the 1870s, the Beringer Estate remained in the family for nearly a century. The winery continues today as one of the Napa Valley's most significant historic sites and a prominent visitor destination. Constructed in 1884, the National Register designated Rhine House was designed by architect Albert Schroepfer for Frederick Beringer.

The restoration of the Rhine House was the centerpiece of the master plan that preserved the historic winery site and enhanced the visitor experience. Original decorative stencil work was revealed and replicated, 44 stained glass windows were refurbished, and inlaid wood flooring was restored. Compatibly designed tasting bars were inserted to accommodate current needs. The mansion now serves reserve tasting functions, giving visitors the opportunity to experience the winery from the original owner's perspective.