Thomas J. Story

Take a tour of this renovated Victorian home from 1878 that is the new epicenter of Faust wines.

Matt Bean  – December 18, 2020
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The Faust tasting room sits atop Highway 29 in St. Helena.

Adrian Gaut

Interiors were handled by Aidlin Darling Design, the same firm behind the renovation of Scribe Winery’s hacienda. The Faust project took four years in all.

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A seating area in the basement of the home, which was used as a speakeasy during Prohibition. The original stone walls are ideal for beating the summer heat.

Thomas J. Story

Shown here is the library room, where blue hues range from the crushed velvet upholstery to the muted cobalt of the walls. Framed tintype-style portraits by Lindsay Ross show vineyard workers as well as the Coombsville AVA vineyards.

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The exterior and first floor of the dwelling are meant to convey a hushed mood, one for contemplation and reflection.

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Original murals by Italian artist Roberto Ruspoli and restored railings were original to the home. The murals escort visitors up the stairs to the very top floor of the building, which is light, open, and airy. The steeple feature seen from miles away was opened up and restored to reward visitors and continue the feeling of elevation.

Adrian Gaut

Tastings at Faust are conducted on the lush, well-appointed grounds of the property rather than inside; post-COVID-19 the winery will return to indoor tastings.


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