Wine cellar - Hearst Castle features a 10,000-bottle capacity wine cellar that to this day still holds many full bottles. Hearst himself was not fond of overdoing alcohol, and it was said that, at Hearst Castle, "drinks were served, not drunks." However, his mistress, Marion Davies, was known to abuse booze, and it is assumed that much of what was stored in the wine cellar was for her use and that of her friends.
The Billiard Room was a popular spot, where guests could relax and play both billiards and pool. This baroque game room is decorated with a variety of gaming themes, but it also boasts a 15th century Spanish ceiling painted with scenes of courtly life, in addition to a Flemish tapestry from 1500.
MARRIAGE CHEST - Spanish, late 15th – early 16th century. The interior side is painted by an unknown artist with a scene of St. Peter meeting Christ on the road to Rome. A front panel opens to reveal drawers decorated with gilded Gothic patterns.