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Three Winter Soup Recipes that Pair with Cabernet Sauvignon
Eat & Drink / Featured / February 20, 2017

During winter or on any rainy day, nothing warms the soul more than a savory soup. But which soups pair best with cabernet sauvignon, the king of red wines? Traditionally, soup is considered difficult to pair […]

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Three Winter Recipes To Make You Fall In Love with Beets All Over Again
Eat & Drink / Featured / What's New / January 26, 2017

Beets. Most people have an impassioned love or hate relationship with these buried treasures. President Obama and his wife went so far as to ask that no beets be planted in the White House’s garden. […]

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Three Ways to Reinvent Your Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Eat & Drink / Featured / What's New / November 16, 2015

Looking for a new twist on traditional mashed potatoes for your holiday dinner table? Reinvent your best mashed potato recipe with one of our chef’s three renditions. With the addition of only a few ingredients, each […]

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Herb Roasted Pork Belly Porchetta Recipe | A Chef’s How To Photo Tutorial
Eat & Drink / Featured / Photo Essays / December 15, 2014

Looking for an easy, delicious recipe for your family dinner party this holiday season? Herb-roasted pork belly made in the Italian porchetta tradition (boneless pork roast with savory herbs) is a festive dinner party entrée that […]

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Duck Confit Recipe: Substitute Olive Oil for Duck Fat
Eat & Drink / Featured / November 25, 2014

In the Jordan Winery kitchen, there is always a batch of duck confit in some stage of preparation. One of the key ingredients in a traditional duck confit recipe is the duck fat, which isn’t […]

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How chefs use Made With Paper iPad app to sketch recipes
Behind the Scenes / Featured / February 5, 2014

The great Michel Bras says his cooking is inspired by nature, and he draws pictures of each dish. Legendary Chef Ferran Adrià of elBulli fame has an exhibit of his food sketches at the Drawing Center in New […]

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How to Make Dry Rub Base | Recipe for Three Ethnic Spice Rubs
Eat & Drink / June 5, 2013

We are fortunate in Sonoma wine country to be able to fire up the terrace grill almost year-round, but summer is still the season when we grill the most–and stock up on my favorite, ethnic […]

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Pumpkin Dessert Ideas | Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Roll Recipes for the Holidays
Eat & Drink / November 16, 2011

Executive Chef Todd Knoll has been on vacation for a few weeks, so we asked our baker extraordinaire, Cristina Valencia, to share some easy dessert recipe ideas for your Thanksgiving dinner table […]

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Halloween party ideas: flowers, appetizers, cocktails, recipes
Fun & Festive / October 8, 2010

A month before John Jordan’s private Halloween bash, it’s time to create new appetizers and drink cocktails for the party menu.  Todd and I always meet in the kitchen with our Sous Chef, Manuel, and […]

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Chef Fall Recipe: Maine Lobster with Chanterelles, Fingerling Potatoes and Yuzu
Eat & Drink / September 28, 2010

With the arrival of every new season, our chef creates signature wine country recipes inspired by our garden and other seasonal ingredients. Two fall recipes, including Maine Lobster with Chanterelles, Fingerling Potatoes and Yuzu, were posted […]

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Photo shoot for “Decanting Sonoma County” + other food photography, video
Behind the Scenes / June 4, 2010

Because food is an essential part of the Jordan experience (both at the winery and hopefully in your home), Executive Chef Todd Knoll seasonally creates new recipes that pair nicely with balanced, elegant Chardonnays and […]

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