Chateau St. Jean

Chateau St. Jean

David M Schwarz Architects
The Beringer Vineyard property is one of the oldest wineries in the Napa Valley. The two most notable buildings on the site are: The Rhine House built for the Frederick Beringer Family in 1883-1884 and the original Old Winery and Caves built in 1876. David M. Schwarz / Architectural Services Inc. was hired to help with strategic Master Planning, Design, and Restoration of the entire 17 acres property in St. Helena, California. The master plan identified which elements of the site were critical to its history, and which elements could be adapted to meet the growing demands of increased visitation. Design solutions and drawings were prepared based on the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation of Historic Structures, and throughout the process, the project team submitted drawings for review by both the California State Historic Preservation Officer and the National Park Service. The historic Old Winery was converted to exhibit space, wine education, private tasting, and retail space. A new Carriage House, Entry Garden, and larger parking lot were constructed in Phase I. The Carriage House serves as a gateway to the entire site and contains a Concierge Center. In Phase II, new tasting rooms, retail areas, and restrooms were carefully inserted into the two-story North Wing of the old winery. Redwood fermentation tanks were dismantled and the lumber reclaimed for use in building the tasting bars and retail display units. #Beringer #Vineard
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