Behind the Scenes

Video: How to Build a Wood Fired Oven

Our Director of Facility Operations Tim Spence recently finished his latest design project: building a structure to house our new Mugnaini wood fired oven. (And his first video blog post.) Wood fired ovens have a long history in Italian cooking, and our executive chef yearned for a culinary tool that allowed for more traditional slow food cooking methods to complement his style of cuisine. Andrea Mugnaini’s ovens have become increasingly popular in outdoor kitchen designs for homes, as well as culinary schools and restaurants. Models were designed for both residential and commercial use. You can also find some online DIY guides for building your own oven.

Our biggest challenges for this project were identifying the right location, building the proper base to support the Mugnaini oven we chose, and designing a showcase piece that was both functional and complemented our existing chateau architecture from the mid-1970s.

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Leah Hennessy

This was fascinating. Was so cool to see the new oven in person and then to see all the planning that went into it.

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Lisa Mattson

Thanks. Hope you enjoy our garden videos as well. They can be found in our From the Kitchen section: https://blog.jordanwinery.com/go/from-the-kitchen/.

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[…] guests, as well as vintages from our library, while our chefs cooked delicacies at Jordan’s wood-fired oven on the terrace. The event was hosted amid a two-month string of Jordan’s 40th anniversary […]

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Chris Salman

I am in love with this unbeatable wood fired oven as it makes cooking an enjoyable experience. I am also using the wood fired oven in my backyard. I bought it from ilFornino. They are easy to installed, portable.

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Lisa Mattson

Videographer, photographer, writer and publicist. Find me on weekends trying to capture footage of the elusive Jordan Estate jack rabbits and turkeys.

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