After a recent trip to the beautiful Napa Region, St. Helena, to be specific, my husband and I had more than our taste buds delighted with beautiful wines, as we came across the stunningly beautiful property and delicious, well-crafted wines of Tinchero Wineries. Even while enjoying a break in California from my design group in Dallas, I wasn’t on vacation from appreciating the beautiful interiors at the Tinchero Winery estate.
Beyond their wines, we were treated to a rare historical tour of their newly designed winery, with rich history of a family that came over on December 13th, 1924 from Italy on the ship “France” to start all over again, as they embarked to New York City.
This richly designed and intimate setting was just the place to relax and enjoy a great glass of wine and stunning beauty all around us with a landscape that completely mimicked Italy (I could hardly believe the view).
Over the years, the Trinchero Family has built an amazing legacy. Trinchero Family Estates has been carrying on the tradition of innovation and family values for more than 65 years, growing into the second largest family-owned wine company in the country, including their first business of Sutter Homes, Angove Family Wines, Napa Cellars and the Trinchero brand. A well-designed interior embraced years of history and extraordinary warmth, with areas that offered private retreats for special intimate gatherings.
Interior design by Erin Martin Design, St Helena, CA
As you approached the main doors you were greeted with a mammoth sculpture of driftwood that was both unique and special to the arid climate of the wine valley.
The main tasting room opened up with a hand-crafted table of a wood and giant lanterns that gave you good, but not overpowering, lighting.
Off to the side, hand-crafted light sconces were another design element so well done and unexpected.
As you headed down to the intimate tasting rooms you viewed a matte that was used in wine-making back-in-the-day and it was now displayed as a piece of art.
The downstairs cellar donned a whole wall of duplicate hats worn by the elder Mrs. Trinchero. The simple blend of history and design truly overwhelmed me as I took in each visual design. Each room so perfectly cataloged the family’s history and passion.
The Library, which is off the main tasting room. was designed with oversized lighting and tall hearty floor lamps with lots of native wood accents. Everywhere you looked were pieces of their history with maps, photographs of the family, and mementos ear-marking their journey to the States.
A beautiful combination of warm tones of grays, rich hues of brown and sage green made you feel instantly relaxed as you sat in one of their plush leather chairs overlooking the stunning valley.
Every detail including drawer pulls brought definition and value to the room and you felt like there was always another surprise to take in.
– Linda Baker, President, Baker Design Group