MEET THE TASTEMAKERS
OF SONOMA WINE COUNTRY.
Executive Chef, Jordan Winery
Todd Knoll joined Jordan Winery in 2003 and was promoted to Executive Chef in 2007. Today, he oversees the entire Jordan culinary program, which includes preparing gourmet food pairings for wine tastings, cooking meals for Jordan Estate Rewards members, creating party menus for special events and managing Jordan's kitchen gardens.
Innkeeper, Camellia Inn
With more than 25 years of bed and breakfast experience, Lucy Lewand learned about innkeeping from her parents, Ray and Del Lewand, who opened the Camellia Inn, the first official inn in Healdsburg.
Sandy Erickson and Danielle Elins:
Owners, Erickson Fine Art Gallery, Inc.
Originally established in San Francisco in 1983, Sandy Erickson and Danielle Elins, now run their historical, Palladio style gallery in Healdsburg. They continue to showcase contemporary paintings, sculpture and mixed media works with an emphasis on artists from Northern California.
Winemaker, Lambert Bridge Winery
This Sonoma County native holds the lead winemaking role and consistently demonstrates her commitment to excellence; her life’s passion is in every bottle of Lambert Bridge.
Chef/Owner, Mateo’s Cocina Latina
In a delicious mix of cultures, the Yucatán-born chef Mateo Granados has created a unique signature that celebrates rigorously sourced local and sustainable Sonoma ingredients, infused with the vibrant regional flavors of his homeland, crafted with classic French finesse.
Lou and Susan Preston:
Owners, Preston Farm and Winery in Dry Creek Valley
Since 1973, these self-professed “back-to-the-landers”, have been stewards to their farm and vineyards, developing best practices for organic, sustainable produce.
Robert & David Cordtz:
Founders & Cidermakers of Sonoma Cider
Sharing an entrepreneur’s curiosity and deep passion for beverages, this father-son partnership has reinvented the cider category. The father’s lifelong background in beverages and the son’s fondness for pushing the status quo on taste, has created unique and high quality flavor profiles in their ciders.
Chef/Owner, Valette Restaurant
In 2015, Chef Valette, fulfilled his dream of opening a restaurant in his native downtown Healdsburg, showcasing the rich bounty and beautiful ingredients from Sonoma County’s farmers, winemakers and artisans.