Listed with the National Register of Historic Places and a Napa Valley landmark since its completion in 1884, the Rhine House is a 17-room mansion built by founder Frederick Beringer.
The restoration project included conservation of all 40 original 19th century stained glass panels, the preservation of hand-stenciled paintwork and the restoration of hand-carved woodwork and wall paneling. Rich with elegance, history and romance, it echoes the legacy of Beringer Vineyards, and the Napa Valley.
Hosts Cathy and Fred Beringer, winemakers Laurie Hook and Ed Sbragia, Heidi and Caley Castelein, Kendall and Gardner Robinson, as well as Shirley and Tom Von Karl, welcomed 100 VIPs from San Francisco and the Napa region.
Guests included John Traina, Serge and Tatiana Sorokko, Malcolm and Therese Post and daughter Katherine Calvert, Shannon Bavaro, Richard Ling (of Rembrandt Venture Partners), Kimberly Bakker, Katie Schwab (in from NYC), Vandy and David Boudreau, Kathryn Lasater, Joy Bianchi, Meriwether McGettigan and Kathryn and Bill Freeman, among other boldface names.
We were especially delighted to see Craig and Shell Cardon, making a rare visit to the area after their move to Southern California a year ago. A friend of SFLuxe commented “Shell looks radiant and completely beautiful,” and we couldn’t agree more. We hope to see more of them.
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Alexandra Edenborough (a professional jazz singer, she just married actor Gary Oldman last month) is a new name to us, but we already adore her. What style!
Alexandra Edenborough and Shannon Bavaro wear black with total sophistication.
In honor of the Rhine House’s historic significance, the event benefited Napa County Landmarks, a non-profit organization dedicated to architectural preservation.