Rhine House at Beringer Vineyards
The Rhine House, a Victorian mansion on the property of the Beringer Vineyards, was constructed in 1884 as the Beringer family's residence. The restoration of the Rhine House was the centerpiece of a master plan that preserved this historic, nearly 150-year-old winery. Today, the Rhine House hosts private tasting functions to give visitors the opportunity to experience the winery from the original owner’s perspective.
WHAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW
This 17-room mansion was designed by Albert Schropefer and was built to mimic the Beringer family’s German home.
The initial cost to build the Rhine House in 1884 was $28,000; the restoration project was estimated to cost $3,000,000 in 2009.
The restoration involved reestablishing original stencil work that had been over-painted throughout the mansion. ARG’s conservators carefully uncovered the stencils to determine their original patterns and colors.
Photography by David Wakely