Kitchen of the Week: A Hacienda Kitchen in Sonoma’s Hippest Winery

Brothers Andrew and Adam Mariani are fourth generation Californian farmers who, after spending time as winemakers in Europe, returned to their hometown and purchased an old vineyard in the foothills of Sonoma, Calif. To start their own. vineyard, Scribe.

The hacienda from the early 1900s needed a complete overhaul (it had partially burned down in a fire), so working with architect David Darling of the San Francisco firm Aidlin Darling, they restored the interiors without losing the essential character of the place.

The plan included a new kitchen – the only room they had to start from scratch – for Scribe’s eating program. “The kitchen was always going to be a big part of the renovation,” says Andrew. “You can’t have a hacienda without a kitchen.” Darling designed large glass pivot doors, commercial ranges were introduced, and concrete countertops were poured. Join us for a visit.

Photograph by Andres Gonzalez for Remodelista.

The Hacienda is centered on the property and surrounded by vineyards, a lawn and olive trees.
Above: The Hacienda is centered on the property and surrounded by vineyards, a lawn and olive trees.
Custom pivot doors open from the kitchen to the courtyard, connecting the kitchen to the outdoors.  Outdoor tables and benches are made from a fallen redwood tree by Petaluma carpenters - and Scribe friends - Noah Elias and Dan Ford.
Above: Custom pivot doors open from the kitchen to the courtyard, connecting the kitchen to the outdoors. Outdoor tables and benches are made from fallen redwood by Petaluma carpenters – and Scribe friends – Noah Elias and Dan Ford.
The kitchen has concrete countertops, a custom island and white oak shelves, reclaimed concrete tiles from Country Floors, a steel backsplash and Adam Silverman pendant lights.
Above: The kitchen has concrete counters, a custom island and white oak shelves, reclaimed concrete tiles from country floors, a steel backsplash and Adam Silverman pendant lights.
The kitchen island butcher block was custom made with fine-grained white oak by Dave Ball's Oakland-based studio Jacob May.  (White oak grain butcher block cutting boards cost between $ 300 and $ 500 at Jacob May.)
Above: The kitchen island butcher block was custom made with fine-grained white oak by Dave Ball of Oakland-based Studio Jacob May. (White oak grain butcher block cutting boards cost between $ 300 and $ 500 at Jacob May.)
A cold rolled blackened steel backsplash and European Brizo (6LF) pot fill valve behind the Montague Legend Heavy Duty range.
Above: A blackened, cold rolled steel backsplash and European Brizo pan fill valve (62820LF) behind the Montague Legend Heavy Duty range.
A collection of copper pots, terracotta cooking utensils and dozens of wooden spoons were brought in by the Scribe team.
Above: A collection of copper pots, terracotta cookware, and dozens of wooden spoons were brought in by the Scribe team.
Shelving open against a glass window overlooking the slopes of the vineyard.  The shelves are stacked with Coupe dinnerware from Heath Ceramics, personalized ceramic platters from Jessica Niello, and Oaxacan drinking glasses ($ 8 each in March).
Above: shelves open against a window overlooking the hillsides of the vineyard. The shelves are stacked with Coupe dinnerware from Heath Ceramics, personalized ceramic platters from Jessica Niello, and Oaxacan drinking glasses ($ 8 each in March).

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