Todd Knoll

Growing up in Hawaii, Todd Knoll developed a strong connection to the land and the ocean at an early age. As executive chef at Jordan Winery, he grows hundreds of heirloom vegetables, fruits and herbs, cooks hors d’oeuvres and meals for guests, makes olive oil, and tends to the estate’s honeybees and chickens. A visual artist at heart, Chef Knoll spends his free time with his son and wife, Nitsa Knoll, exploring the diverse terrain of Sonoma County with camera and pencil in hand, capturing moments in nature to inspire his next recipe.
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Our Favorite Heirloom Tomato Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon Ingredients in Cooking

Food Pairing for Cabernet Lovers: What Spices Go Well With Red Wine

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Wine and Appetizers Pairing Guide: Chardonnay

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Wine and Appetizer Pairing Guide: Cabernet Sauvignon

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Our Best Dungeness Crab Recipes

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Five Desserts That Go with Red Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon Edition

Mushroom, Shallot and Tarragon Mashed Potatoes

Three Ways to Reinvent Your Mashed Potatoes Recipe for the Best Wine Pairing

three photos of our favorite squash recipes: sunchoke salad, kabocha squash soup and butternut squash mashed potatoes

Our Best Squash Recipes – Wine Country Garden Style

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Thanksgiving Wine Pairing Tips for Cabernet Lovers

Citrus, Herb and Mushroom-Infused olive oils in mason jars

Olive Oil Infusion Recipe: A Cook’s Secret Weapon

yellow wax bean salad with grilled onions and a glass of cabernet wine

Four Fall Harvest Salads Made to Pair with Cabernet Sauvignon

Creative Abalone Recipes with Jordan Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Enjoying a Delicacy: A Chef’s Three Creative Abalone Recipes

Three of the Four Summer Salads that Pair with Chardonnay

Four Summer Salad Recipes for Chardonnay Pairing

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What is a Charcuterie Board: 10 Tips for an Easy Wine Pairing Appetizer

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Elegant July 4th Menu Ideas

Perfect Chardonnay Food Pairings with Recipes

Perfect Chardonnay Food Pairings with Recipes

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Ten Cabernet Sauvignon Food Pairings: Recipes and Tips

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Five Recipes Show Off How to Serve Caviar

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The Ultimate New Year’s Eve Cocktail Party Menu

Thanksgiving Table Decorations - Fall Place Setting and Fall Napkin Ring Holder with Red Leaf, Gold Napkin

Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas

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Halloween Treats for Adults: Chocolate Spiderwebs

ahi poke bowl recipe ideas

Reinvent Authentic Hawaiian Poke with these Delicious Tuna Poke Bowl Recipes

Grilled fennel sprinkled with fennel pollen

How to Use Fennel: Go Wild in Cooking

Chardonnay Cheese Pairing Tips Cheeseboard

Chardonnay Cheese Pairing Tips: Selecting the Best Cheeses for the Queen of White Wines

prickly pear cactus, Jordan Winery in Healdsburg

Eight Edible Wild Plants to Forage this Spring

Bee Garden Design aerial view

7 Essential Bee Garden Design Tips

Honey bee facts, honeybees in a hive

25 Fascinating Honey Bee Facts to Sweeten the Mind

Nasturtium tea recipe in tea press with additional ingredients laid out.

Mouthwatering Spring Foraging Recipes to Craft in Your Kitchen

Beautiful chocolate mousse with edible flowers held by Jordan Winery Executive Chef

Three Great Make-Ahead Dessert Recipes for Chocolate Lovers

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Top 10 Tips for Pairing Cabernet Sauvignon with Steak

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The Art of Dehydrating Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs: A Chef’s Guide

Containers of prepared sea salt by Jordan Winery Chef Todd Knoll

Homemade Sea Salt Recipe: How to Make Your Own Sea Salt Travel Souvenirs


How to Make Membrillo: Easy Quince Paste Video Recipe


Wine and Cheese Pairing Tips: Selecting Best Cheeses for Cabernet Sauvignon

Three Winter Soup Recipes that Pair with Cabernet Sauvignon

Three Delicious Soup Recipes that Pair with Cabernet Sauvignon


Decorative Chocolate Swirls Dessert Garnish Video Demo


Three Healthy Beet Recipes To Make You Fall In Love with Beetroot All Over Again


Dungeness Crab Boil with Chardonnay Drawn Butter Recipe


Becoming a Flow Hive Beekeeper + Our Favorite Facts About Honey

Wooly Mangalitsa Pigs in a pasture

The Story Behind Wooly Mangalitsa Pigs


Herb Roasted Pork Belly Porchetta Recipe Photo Demonstration


Duck Confit Recipe: Substitute Olive Oil for Duck Fat

Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil bottle with olive branches

California Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sensory Boot Camp

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Three Unexpected Grilled Vegetable Ideas for Summer


Chefs use Made With Paper iPad App to Sketch Recipes


Recommended Gifts for Cooks: Best Kitchen Gadgets

Jordan Winery Dried Persimmon Dipped in Chocolate Recipe Fuyu Persimmon BLOG

Fall Dessert Recipe: Dried Fuyu Persimmons Dipped in Blond Chocolate

How to Make Pickled Vegetables Jordan Winery Recipe Estate Garden Vegetable Escabeche BLOG 7

Pickled Garden Vegetable Escabeche Recipe with Tips


How to Make Dry Rub Video Recipe for Three Exotic Spice Rubs

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How to Infuse Olive Oil Video: Give the Gift of Infused Oil

Jordan Winery Recipe Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder with Dry Rub 4 BLOG

How to Make Dry Rub Pork Shoulder Video with Recipe

olive oil marinated goat cheese appetizer

Olive Oil and Citrus Marinated Goat Cheese Appetizer


Wine and Cheese Pairing & Serving Tips Video

Our chef's recommended kitchen gadgets_Todd

Video: A Wine Country Chef’s Five Recommended Kitchen Gadgets


Video: How to Grow, Harvest and Cook White Asparagus

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