Jordan Vineyard & Winery in California’s Sonoma County has unveiled its newly renovated Chateau Lobby.
The concept was envisioned by Maria Khouri Interiors, the San Francisco-based firm also responsible for the Chateau Guest Suites, which were completed in 2021. The Chateau’s new La Fougeraie, envisioned by landscape designer Christian Douglas, is also now open.
Part of the 1,200-acre estate’s seven-year enhancement plan, these renovations follow earlier renewals of the Jordan Chateau Library, the Bacchus Courtyard, the Cellar Room, and the glass pavilion at Visa Point.
No structural changes had occurred to the structure since it was constructed in 1974. This offered the design team the opportunity to expand the lobby by repurposing 600 square feet of former offices and an employee kitchen to form a larger retail boutique and grand salon. Inspired by classic French elegance, the entry hall, grand salon, hallway, and retail boutique feature bespoke wall panels in robin egg blue and distressed gold trim, as well as handcrafted, chevron-patterned timber floors.
An art collection honors Jordan’s 51-year legacy, and museum-quality antiques are everywhere, including a Ponte Vecchio-honed marble reception desk in homage to Paris’ George V hotel; a 17th-century Aubusson tapestry with a pastoral scene; reupholstered armchairs dating to the Napoleon III era; 18th-century drawings from Galerie Marie-Pierre Jaudel Antiquités in Paris; a monochromatic grisaille mural of a wooded countryside by Susan Harter; and a meticulously handpainted wallcovering that depicts the estate’s wildlife.
Douglas’ redesign of the lawn incorporates edible plants for Jordan’s culinary program, as well as green spaces with nearly 30 boxwood topiaries, a fountain,, and a central cobblestone path leading to the ivy-clad building.