The Napa Valley’s Oldest Winery

Beringer, Napa Valley Image: beringer.com
Beringer, Napa Valley
Image: beringer.com

As senior director of strategic accounts at Oracle, Antoine Chaya brings to bear extensive experience in information technology and management. In his spare time, Antoine Chaya enjoys exploring the wines of the Napa Valley.

The Napa Valley is a popular region for producing New World wines, and Beringer is the oldest winery in the region. Brothers Frederick and Jacob Beringer completed their first year of wine production in 1876.

The winery offers tours to their guests to explore the Old Winery’s historic wine tunnels or the Rhine House mansion, constructed in 1884 for Frederick Beringer. Rhine House now houses a tasting room where guests can try wines paired with cheese or chocolate. Guests may also wish to explore the large collection of handcrafted Victorian stained glass windows in Rhine House, impressive even for the 1880s, when homes might only have one or two such windows. Each year on Founder’s Day, the winery features tastings, live music, and wine seminars.