Jordan Winery unveils renovated dining room
Updated by renowned designer Geoffrey De Sousa of San Francisco, the dining room at Jordan Vineyard & Winery in Healdsburg now provides an homage to old-world France, a reflection of the bountiful estate, and an expression of executive chef Todd Knoll’s philosophy of bringing a snapshot of the surrounding countryside to the plate.
Guests can experience the new dining room on May 4 at Jordan’s next seven-course, prix fixe dinner party event, Spring Dinner with the Winemakers. A French-inspired producer of elegant Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon since 1976, Jordan is a 1,200-acre estate with more than 80 percent of the property preserved as natural habitat. Led by John Jordan’s mother in the 1970s, the original dining room design featured antiques and other elements celebrating 18th-century French design. A minor remodel in the mid-1990s continued this style.
Today, buttercup yellow walls with sherbet green fabric in framed modeling are now a deep gray with an elegant wallpaper pattern that brings the outdoors in. The mahogany brown chairs were disassembled and completely reimagined with embroidery that celebrates nature. All-new lighting pulls inspiration from French Beaux Arts classicism, and the grand fireplace has been given a modern touch with a bronze surround, hearth trim, and tools.