Beringer’s Rich History is featured in Tours, Tastings and Events
Beringer might be one of the oldest and iconic working wineries in Napa Valley, but its dedication to keeping up with the times, and even ahead of the curve, is what continues to attract new and recurring visitors to its St. Helena estate.
With renovations, new private tastings and events added to the calendar, Beringer wants to offer something for every level of wine enthusiast.
Steeped in History
Beringer winery has been offering tours of its facilities and grounds for 82 years; it was the first to offer public tours in Napa Valley. Its walking tours offer visitors a peek into the contributions of the Beringer family to winemaking and to the history of the area. 2018 will mark the 142nd harvest.
The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and many visitors come to the winery because of its historic designation. Visitors can revel in many of the renovations aimed at preserving the Rhine House’s character and attributes, such as original stained-glass windows, authentic Ansel Adams photographs and wood craftsmanship in the details of the old home.
For those new to wine, visitors can meander through the estate’s manicured gardens, demonstration vineyard and historic grounds before stepping up to the bar inside the historic Rhine House for a traditional flight of Beringer wines.
Those with a bent for history will enjoy learning about the original home, built in 1883, while a knowledgeable staff member provides details about the wine they are tasting.
Visitors who want a more in-depth look into Beringer’s history can take the Legacy Cave Tour. It is a 30-minute guide through the old winery and historic tunnels, and includes tastes of three wines.
For a little more in-depth look into the winemaking process and the art of wine and food pairing, visitors can book an hour-long Taste of Beringer tour. A guide will walk visitors through the Beringer property and demonstration vineyard, then lead a wine and food pairing inside the Rhine House family kitchen. The wine includes reserve wines paired with seasonal bites prepared by Beringer’s own chefs.
Bottles Come to Life with Innovative Living Wine Labels App
The spirit of innovation continues with the Living Wine Labels app.. Once the app is downloaded on your smart phone via App Store or Google Play, place your phone in front of the Beringer label and watch it come alive!
Private Wine Experiences
Those who want more intimacy in their wine tasting experience can reserve an experience in one of Beringer’s newly renovated private rooms upstairs in the Rhine House.
Single Vineyard Library Tasting
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Beringer’s Single Vineyard wines in this limited edition Single Vineyard Library Tasting, for $95 per person and $76 for club members. Beringer Private Reserve wines are sourced from some of the most renowned vineyards in Napa Valley. During this hour long seated tasting delight your senses with a flight of Beringer’s Single Vineyard Cabernets concluding with the flagship wine. Hosted by a senior staff member in a private Rhine House tasting salon, this experience is a must for Cabernet enthusiasts interested in learning more about the terroir and sub-appellations of Napa Valley. This experience is paired with an Artisan Cheese Plate to complement and enhance the wines.
Rhine House Private Seated Tasting
Taste the finest wines they have to offer, the Rhine House Private Seated Tasting is an hour-long customized tasting for $75 per person and $60 for club members. Hosted by one of their elite wine educators in a private tasting salon in the historic Rhine House. This experience is accompanied with an artisan cheese pairing plate to compliment and enhance the wines.
When making your reservation, indicate your wine interests and a Rhine House concierge will contact you to customize your tasting.
Don’t Miss These Events
SUNDAY, APRIL 29th • 11 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate the founding of Beringer Vineyards. Festivities include tastings, incredible food and wine, seminars, live music and special guests.
KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY
SATURDAY, MAY 5th • 10 a.m.—5 p.m.
Watch this American sporting classic while enjoying wine and nibbles in the Rhine House. Dress the part— fabulous Derby hats encouraged!