Wine And Design Fans: Hit These Spaces On Your Next Tasting Trip


In Napa and Sonoma, there’s now even more to please both the eye and palate with the recent renovations of Opus One and Jordan Winery.

Opus One Welcomes Wine Aficionados With Style


Opus One with stone walls, a round wood coffee table, artwork, moody lighting and a curved staircase

When Opus One, the joint venture of Baron Phillippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi, opened its doors in 1991, wine aficionados discovered a space unlike any other. Recently, architecture firm Johnson Fain returned to the Oakville space and teamed up with Joan Behnke Associates for a multimillion-dollar renovation. The result? A reimagined guest experience even more aligned with Opus One’s luxe vintages. And, before wine tasting among pieces from the Rothschilds’ art collection can begin, guests are now welcomed by a monumental five-panel installation by Rosalind Tallmadge that luminously dresses the walls of the entrance rotunda. “Her work has direct connections to nature in the organic materials of marble dust, mica stone and gold leaf while also celebrating the power of the human hand to leave a mark,” shares art consultant Audra Kiewiet de Jonge, the mind behind the serendipitous match. “It embodies the Opus One ethos.”

Jordan Vineyard & Winery’s Refined Space Reflects Its Heritage


Jordan Winery with wood chairs and a round wood table set against a blue wall and a large window

Upon founding Jordan Vineyard & Winery in Healdsburg in the 1970s, Tom and Sally Jordan—enamored with France’s Bordeaux region—built a chateau on the grounds as a hub for hospitality. Since 2019, their son, John Jordan, proprietor and CEO, has undertaken various renovations. For the chateau’s recently transformed lobby, he tapped San Francisco-based interior designer Maria Khouri Haidamus. “We wanted the space to be very refined and understated, reflecting the heritage of Jordan—the French connection,” she says, noting the chevron wood flooring and robin’s-egg blue salon. A 17th-century tapestry that Khouri Haidamus discovered in Paris hangs behind the Ponte Vecchio marble reception desk. In the boutique, a wall features artful elements like architectural drawings and family portraits. The women’s and men’s restrooms are lined with a bespoke iteration of Linda’s Garden by Gracie and a grisaille mural of the countryside by Susan Harter, respectively. Coming in January: a custom installation by Paris-based artist Alice Riehl, who works in porcelain.