Todd

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.
Jordan Winery 2018 Chardonnay next to a pear and a green apple

Chardonnay Characteristics: Pairing Cheese and Food with Different Styles

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Duck Confit Recipe: Substitute Olive Oil for Duck Fat

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Our Favorite Heirloom Tomato Varieties

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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

close up of Jordan Winery Mushroom, Shallot and Tarragon Mashed Potatoes

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

photo collage of our favorite squash recipes: sunchoke salad, kabocha squash soup and butternut squash mashed potatoes

Our Best Squash Recipes – Wine Country Garden Style

Jordan Cabernet on a table next to asparagus and wine glasses

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

abalone food bite next to a bottle of Jordan Chardonnay

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

photo collage of three Jordan Winery Summer Salads that Pair with Chardonnay

Four Summer Salad Recipes for Chardonnay Pairing

large charcuterie and cheese board with olives, pickles and marcona almonds and Jordan Winery Cabernet and Chardonnay

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

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Elegant July 4th Menu Ideas

photo collage of four Jordan Winery dishes that pair Perfectly with Chardonnay

Perfect Chardonnay Food Pairings with Recipes

photo collage of four Jordan Winery unusual Cabernet Sauvignon food pairing dishes

Ten Cabernet Sauvignon Food Pairings: Recipes and Tips

photo collage of 5 Jordan Winery dishes that show off caviar

Five Recipes Show Off How to Serve Caviar

photo collage of three Jordan Winery New Year's Eve cocktail party appetizers

The Ultimate New Year’s Eve Cocktail Party Menu

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

three ahi poke recipes with glasses of Chardonnay

Reinvent Authentic Hawaiian Poke with these Delicious Tuna Poke Bowl Recipes

chef sprinkling fennel pollen onto grilled fennel

How to Use Fennel: Go Wild in Cooking

four different types of cheese on a cheese board next to poured glasses of Chardonnay

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

prickly pear cactus bushes at Jordan Winery

Eight Edible Wild Plants to Forage this Spring

aerial shot of the apiary garden at Jordan Winery

7 Essential Bee Garden Design Tips

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25 Fascinating Honey Bee Facts to Sweeten the Mind

Jordan Winery Nasturtium tea in tea press with additional ingredients laid out.

Mouthwatering Spring Foraging Recipes to Craft in Your Kitchen

Jordan Winery chocolate mousse with edible flowers held by Jordan Winery Executive Chef Todd Knoll

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 Executive Chef Todd Knoll

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

close up of cheese plate with quince paste topped with bee pollen and extra virgin olive oil

How to Make Membrillo: Easy Quince Paste Video Recipe

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

Jordan Winery chicken and beef winter pho soup, Jordan Winery roasted butternut Squash soup, and Jordan Winery shallot soup with a triple cream crouton next to a glass of Jordan Winery cabernet

Three Delicious Soup Recipes that Pair with Cabernet Sauvignon

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Decorative Chocolate Swirls Dessert Garnish Video Demo

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

close up of Jordan Winery Dungeness crab boil in crab shell with Chardonnay drawn butter

Dungeness Crab Boil with Chardonnay Drawn Butter Recipe

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Becoming a Flow Hive Beekeeper + Our Favorite Facts About Honey

Wooly Mangalitsa Pigs in a pasture

The Story Behind Wooly Mangalitsa Pigs

knife slicing the cooked Jordan Winery Herb Roasted Pork Belly Porchetta

Herb Roasted Pork Belly Porchetta Recipe Photo Demonstration

Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil bottle with olive branches

California Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sensory Boot Camp

close up of fava beans on the grill

Three Unexpected Grilled Vegetable Ideas for Summer

a digital hand drawing of spring pea soup creation by Jordan Winery Executive Chef Todd Knoll

Chefs use Made With Paper iPad App to Sketch Recipes

Jordan Winery Executive Chef Todd Knoll mashing herbs with a mortar and pestle in Jordan Winery Kitchen

Recommended Gifts for Cooks: Best Kitchen Gadgets

Jordan Winery dried persimmons dipped in blonde chocolate

Fall Dessert Recipe: Dried Fuyu Persimmons Dipped in Blond Chocolate

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Pickled Garden Vegetable Escabeche Recipe with Tips

5 small bowls of different colored spices

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

Jordan Winery extra virgin olive oil being poured into beaker with chopped ingredients on plate in background

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

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How to Make Dry Rub Pork Shoulder Video with Recipe

close up of Jordan Winery olive oil marinated goat cheese appetizer

Olive Oil and Citrus Marinated Goat Cheese Appetizer

close up of a cheese plate with three cheeses, olive oil, and quince paste

Wine and Cheese Pairing & Serving Tips Video

Jordan Winery Executive Chef Todd Knoll standing in the kitchen at Jordan Winery

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

Jordan Winery Executive Chef Todd Knoll harvesting food from the Jordan Estate garden

Video: How to Grow, Harvest and Cook White Asparagus

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