Hacienda Kitchen in REMODELISTA

March 16, 2017

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

 by Alexa Hotz.

Brothers Andrew and Adam Mariani are fourth generation California farmers who, after spending time as vineyard hands in Europe, returned to their hometown and bought an old vineyard in the foothills of Sonoma, California, to start their own winery, Scribe.

The early 1900s hacienda was in need of a complete overhaul (it had partially burned down in a fire), so working with architect David Darling of 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 where they had to start from scratch—for Scribe’s food 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 pivot glass doors, commercial ranges were brought in, and concrete counters were poured. Join us for a tour.

Photography byAndres Gonzalez for Remodelista.

Above: The Hacienda is centered on the property and surrounded by vineyards, a grass lawn, and olive trees.


Above: Custom pivot doors open from the kitchen onto the courtyard, connecting the kitchen with the outdoors. The outdoor tables and benches are made from a fallen redwood by Petaluma-based woodworkers and friends of Scribe Noah Elias and Dan Ford.

Above: The kitchen has concrete counters, a custom island and white oak shelving, salvaged concrete tile from Country Floors, a steel backsplash, and Adam Silverman pendant lights.

Above: The kitchen island butcher block was custom made with end-grain white oak by Dave Ball of Oakland-based studio Jacob May. (White Oak End Grain Butcher Block Cutting Boards are $300 to $500 at Jacob May.)

Above: A backsplash made of blackened, cold rolled steel and Brizo (62820LF) European Pot Filler Faucet behind the Montague Legend Heavy Duty Range.

Above: A collection of copper pots, terra cotta cookware, and dozens of wooden spoons were brought in by the Scribe crew.

Above: Open shelving against a glass window overlooking the vineyard slopes. The shelves are stacked with Coupe Dinnerware from Heath Ceramics, custom ceramic platters by Jessica Niello, and Oaxacan Drinking Glasses ($8 each at March).

Above: Composting is an important part of Scribe’s food and farm program. Seen here is a custom compost chute built into the concrete countertops.

Above: The concrete countertops were poured in place by contractor Cello Madru and polished to bring out the fine sand aggregate (rock from the vineyard’s soil that was added to the mixture). The sink is an Elkay Stainless Steel Sink and the faucet is a KWC Livello Single-Lever Faucet. (For more sinks see our post 10 Easy Pieces: Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks.)

Above: Stacks of bowls made by artist Jess Hirsh are stored on lower shelves.

Above: A commercial rolling cart tucks into the kitchen island. The crew at Scribe use the cart for storing cooking utensils, parchment, and flatbread.

Above: A wine cooler—an essential appliance in the Scribe kitchen—and ice machine under the counter.

Above: A small prep sink with a KWC Ono Single-Lever Faucet. A brass funnel and a Peugeot Paris Natural Pepper Mill are grouped with a bottle of Scribe Skin Fermented Chardonnay.

Read the story online here.