Maria Haidamus Channels French-Chateau Sophistication at Jordan Winery’s Updated SuitesAuthor:Michelle Konstantinovsky
When Tom and Sally Jordan founded Jordan Vineyard & Winery in 1972, they were inspired to recreate the elegance and sophistication of French hospitality in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Nearly fifty years later, under the guidance of second-generation vintner John Jordan, the estate has received a jaw-dropping renovation that breathes new life into the historic site while retaining all the charm that makes it so unique. Taking advantage of the unexpected downtime afforded to the staff during the pandemic, Jordan embarked on a $1 million remodel of the chateau’s three suites, led by San Francisco-based interior designer Maria Haidamus. After eight months of renovations, including floor-to-ceiling bathroom remodels, the luxury accommodations reopened in June.
Haidamus, in collaboration with Loczi Design, helmed the eight-month renovation, sourcing antiques, fabrics, lighting, art and wall coverings that are meant to preserve the property’s old-world sensibility but with a wholly modern spin.
Haidamus reimagined each of the property’s suites, named in French after the elements that inspired their design: Vendange (“harvest”), Cépage (“grape varietal blend”), and Chêne (“oak” ). She replaced the stucco walls plaster, stained the beams, added botanical wallpapers in place of wall tiles, and honed and preserved the original hexagon Terracotta floor tiles (originally imported from the South of France). Haidamus also specified a complementary herringbone-pattern with tiles by Fireclay Tile for the adjoining bathrooms.
While the vintage vibe is strong throughout the renovated suites, Haidamus made sure to elevate the spaces with all the amenities of a five-star hotel. She replaced the queen beds with roomier kings, single vanities were replaced with doubles, showers were expanded, and wet bars were renovated. Guests will also find many of Sally Jordan’s beloved antiques on display, as they were restored and repurposed in creative ways, accompanying some of Haidamus’s own carefully sourced antique pieces from 1st Dibs and Chairish.
Jordan’s director of marketing, Lisa Mattson, collaborated closely with Haidamus to perfect the color palette of the redesign, as well as many of the decor elements, both of which pay homage to the beauty of the estate’s natural surroundings.
Just a few key details from the meticulously outfitted redesign: The entry hall to the suites was updated to include a hand carved walnut Renaissance-style console table from Northern France installed beneath artwork from Altered Perspectives entitled, “Along the Seine” by DeSimone-Wayland of the Netherlands. The bedroom of the Cépage Suite includes a pair of Louis XV arm chairs, acquired by Mrs. Jordan decades ago and recently reupholstered along with a mid-20thcentury Parisian Grisaille painting and a Napoleon III onyx and mahogany side table from Chairish. The Chêne Suite features a 19th century Louis XVI armoire imported from Northern France and converted into a wet bar.
Overnight Stays in Jordan Winery’s suites are available exclusively to Gold and Platinum members of the winery’s loyalty program. Learn more at www.jordanwinery.com/reward-types/overnight-stays.