The gardens at Kendall Jackson Winery

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Rose garden entry to winery

The gardens at Kendall Jackson Winery

Kendall Jackson winery is known for its magnificent wines grown in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and down the coastal areas in Monterey and Santa Barbara.  On a lesser but also important note is its wonderful organic gardens that are used specifically for growing produce for the wine and tasting menu’s at the stately manor in Fulton, California. Before the fall harvest, the gardens are filled with late summer annuals, herbs and produce from the well maintained fruit and vegetable gardens.  The in-house culinary team maximizes the seasonal abundance from the land by creating enticing tasting menus and wine pairings for the winery’s visitors.

 

 

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Gorgeous rose garden entry

 

 

 

 

 

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Show garden displays

 

 

 

 

 

The gardens at Kendall Jackson Winery

Seasonal fall blooms

Sustainable gardens

As stewards of the land with a keen focus on sustainability and land management, the family created a half-acre parcel of gardens to showcase the family’s commitment to wine education and food.  There are seven distinct gardens created for viticulture education with a red and white sensory garden, growing seasonal products, cutting/floral displays, a herb garden and culinary flower garden, and a test vegetable garden. Their goal is to make the land healthy and productive so that the following generations will be able to have bountiful harvests of wine and seasonally grown products from the gardens. One of the popular activities at the winery is to take a sensory tour with a nice bottle of their wine – the sensory tour highlights the origins, aromas and flavors coming from the land along with shaping and developing the vineyards and how it combines with foods that are produced locally.

 

Experimental vegetable gardens

Experimental vegetable gardens

 

 

 

 

 

Fall produce and flowers

Fall produce and flowers

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow chard on display

Yellow chard on display

 

 

 

 

 

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Cabbage at the experimental garden

 

Wine and food pairings

The winery offers food and wine pairings with seasonal offerings from their garden along with locally purveyed meats and produce and paired with their wonderful wines. The in-house chefs creatively produce amazing pairings that highlight exceptional food and flavors with the best of wine offerings, this may include: wine and cheese pairings, seasonal vegetable and culinary garden offerings and a rotating menu based on locally available products.   Visitors to the winery are opting to more specialized services including wine clubs, annual tastings and specialized food and wine pairings that the creative culinary teams put together to draw visitors looking for a more complete service of wine and food, especially foods that are created from locally grown or produced sources. Another popular event that the winery hosts in the fall time is the annual tomato heirloom festival held at the winery and exploring locally grown heirloom tomatoes presented in wonderful tasting menus with their wines.

 

Summer Squash

 

 

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Grape Harvest

 

 

Surrounding the beautiful rose and display gardens is the Kendall Jackson tasting room in a stately manor house and offering tasting samples of wines that are grown locally.  The winery carries an extensive collection of their entire collection of wines from Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties.

 

If you go

 

There are guided tours of the garden offered at 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Brochures are available for self-guided tours

Private wine tastings and tours available by calling 707-576-38710

For more information visit their website here

 

Linking to Garden Tuesday, Our World Tuesday, Outdoor WednesdaysTravel Photo Thursday and Oh the Places I’ve been

 

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29 Responses to The gardens at Kendall Jackson Winery

  1. jeanne, backyard neighbor October 4, 2013 at 1:06 am #

    Hi Noel, The garden you shared is stunning. Your photos are beautiful and showed the beauty is such a wonderful way. I would love to visit there one day.
    Thank you for your sweet comment on my deck. You are right we use the deck a lot because we have lots of company. Life is good.
    xo, Jeanne

  2. Nancie September 24, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

    Stunning gardens! I could easily spend an afternoon here. Would love to do a wind tour as well.

  3. Lady Fi September 21, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    What gorgeous gardens!

  4. Mary {The World Is A Book} September 21, 2013 at 8:41 am #

    I’ve passed by the Kendall-Jackson winery but have never gone it and opted for the lesser known wineries instead. I will definitely need to stop by next time. Those gardens are beautiful and serve such a wonderful purpose. It looks like a great place to spend the day.

  5. Joyce September 21, 2013 at 6:02 am #

    What a beautiful day for a visit, I certainly can see why the grapes are growing so well and produce such delightful wine! Enjoying all of your photos, but so taken with the last one and the sun shining through the grape leaves!
    Jemma

  6. Michele {Malaysian Meanders} September 20, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

    I had no idea that Kendall Jackson had all this at their winery. I especially like your photos of the rose garden entry and the last one of the bunch of grapes. I think I’d enjoy a sensory tour with wine.

  7. Mike September 20, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    Noel, this was fantastic as an old long time girlfriend and I drank KJ’s Chardonnay always. Good memories, sir! 🙂

  8. The Tablescaper September 19, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    Great to have you at Oh, the PLACES I’ve been!

    – The Tablescaper

  9. Christine September 19, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

    What a nice trip. The scenery and the flowers are gorgeous. Beautiful photography!…Christine

  10. The Tablescaper September 19, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    I love Kendall Jackson wine – their Chardonnay is wonderful – and I would love to visit.

    I host a weekly link party called “Oh, the PLACES I’ve been!” and would love to have you link.

    – The Tablescaper

  11. Sophie September 19, 2013 at 10:29 am #

    I’m not very familiar with wines from California, I’m afraid – though I hear they’re quite nice. Very pretty surroundings there 🙂

  12. Jennifer September 19, 2013 at 9:46 am #

    Kendall Jackson os very well known. Awesome that you had a chance to visit! Did you taste any of the wines?

    • Noel September 19, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

      All their wines are great especially their sauvignons and Zinfandels and also cabs from Sonoma/Mendocino, I would love to do one of their tastings…thanks for connecting Jennifer.

  13. InsideJourneys September 19, 2013 at 6:53 am #

    I love the variety in the garden – blooming plants, vegetables, everything’s there!
    Thanks for the tour, Noel.

  14. Cathy Sweeney September 19, 2013 at 5:52 am #

    Kendall-Jackson is a lovely winery. I’ve been to the tasting room, but didn’t know all this about their sustainable gardens. The building is so familiar to me as a place I’ve seen hundreds of times as I’ve passed by on Hwy 101. Time to stop in again.

    • Noel September 19, 2013 at 6:39 am #

      I already love their wines but the gardens are spectacular and there is a big tomato festival coming up soon, you should go to it, its a food tasting and wine event Cathy

  15. Harsha September 19, 2013 at 5:27 am #

    Great Capture..Very Greenery Indeed.. 🙂

  16. Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti September 18, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

    Your photos are exquisite, Noel! I’ve visited many wineries in Sonoma and Napa Valleys a couple of times and also the vineyards in Paso Robles. They are all so beautiful! California is one of my favorite states.

  17. Vickie September 18, 2013 at 6:02 pm #

    Noel – breathtaking photos! Thanks for highlighting this beautiful winery! I love that they are growing produce sustainably! I am connecting to your blog from your kind visit to mine! Thank you – Vickie

  18. CailinMarie September 18, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    Wow. these photos are so rich. light. texture. color. very nice work. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment.

  19. Andrea September 18, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    Hi Noel, these are amazing photos, truly breathtaking. That first one is awesome. May i know what you call the tall tree, is that a juniper? And did you close totally your original blog a plantfanatic?

    • Noel September 18, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

      Hi Andrea, I still have A Plantfanatic and A Sari Sari life, though not as active as this blog which is taking a lot of effort to build up…yes that is a variety of upright juniper tree…thanks for connecting and come participating for my Travel Photo Monday link ups.

  20. LaVoice September 18, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    What a truly breathtaking place. I wold love strolling through the garden with a glass of wine. Thank you for letting me enjoy it through your lens. I appreciate you taking time to drop by place today.

    • Noel September 18, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

      Thanks so much for connecting and commenting on my post today!

  21. Sue Sharpe September 18, 2013 at 4:52 am #

    Great shots, Noel

  22. Lea September 18, 2013 at 1:24 am #

    Looks like a really fantastic place to visit!
    Have a beautiful day!
    Lea
    Lea’s Menagerie

  23. Lauren Kennedy September 18, 2013 at 12:36 am #

    How beautiful. I have just been to California. Wish I saw this post before my trip :).

  24. muzachan September 17, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    Very beautiful garden…

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