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Spring Dinner Party Menu with Wine Country Recipes

Spring in Sonoma County delivers a burst of color—mustard fields bloom and wildflowers grow as tender green grape buds make their first appearances on the vines. It’s… Continue Reading

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How to Make a Eucalyptus Greenery Table Runner

While our inner floral designer loves nothing more than a beautifully designed bouquet of flowers on the dinner table, it’s important to branch out. Family-style dinner parties… Continue Reading

Fall Garland Table Runner with persimmons with Fall Place Setting and Fall Napkin Ring Holder

Centerpiece Ideas for Thanksgiving Table Decorations

As temperatures cool and leaves change color in Sonoma wine country, I’m testing out centerpiece ideas for Thanksgiving table decorations. Each year, I try to create elegant… Continue Reading

table setting for evening alfresco dining at Jordan Winery

Starry Night Outdoor Party Tablescape Idea: Summer Alfresco Dining in the Dark

Alfresco dining under the stars is something we look forward to every summer and fall at Jordan in Sonoma County wine country. A star-filled sky and surrounding… Continue Reading

A floral arrangement with ornamental cabbage, smooth hydrangea, orange spray roses and orange flame calla lily.

Orange Flowers: Summer Floral Arrangements Ideas for Home

Each summer, we host Sunset Supper at Vista Point–the highest hilltop on Jordan Estate, and this dinner party’s summer floral arrangements made with orange flowers offer several… Continue Reading

Big Bottle Party Infographic made by Jordan Winery

Big Bottle Party Planner Infographic: How to Calculate Wine for a Party

Next time you’re invited to a party or planning your own wine tasting party, go big. Big bottles of wine, from a magnum bottle to a melchior… Continue Reading

Director of Hospitality Nitsa Knoll setting glasses on dining table for Jordan's annual Sunset Supper at Vista Point

10 Tips for Fabulous Entertaining at Home with Wine Country Style

There’s always a reason to celebrate at Jordan, whether it’s harvest or summer meteor showers or a wedding proposal on our terrace. We pride ourselves on creating… Continue Reading

woman dressed as a pirate at a pirate themed party at Jordan Winery

Fun Pirate Costumes & Pirate Party Ideas for Halloween

Can you ever have too much fun planning a Halloween party? Okay, so maybe I did with Jordan Winery‘s Sunken Treasure pirate party event. We transformed the… Continue Reading

close up of a floral arrangement with peonies, roses and poppy pods

Flower Arranging Tips Video: Wine Country Floral Arrangement Ideas for Home

Looking for floral arrangement ideas for home or a homemade gift that is both thoughtful and easy? Don’t be intimidated by fancy flowers and floral design. You… Continue Reading

A close-up of eucalyptus pods painted silver to look like jingle bells in a holiday centerpiece.

Christmas Table Decorations: Jingle Bells Flower Arrangement Idea

The towering oak trees of Jordan Estate–with their evergreen foliage and swaying moss–are often inspiration for my Christmas table decorations. This festive flower arrangement idea brings an… Continue Reading