Cairdean Estate, Napa Valley, USA

Cairdean Estate, Napa Valley, USA

Few places exemplify the postmodern agrarian ideal better than California’s lush Napa Valley, where Stacia and Ed Williams have founded Cairdean Easte, a multifunctional winery and food village set over 58 sprawling acres of premier wine-growing country. The pair tasked architect Juancarlos Fernandez of local firm Signum to design the winery, while his partner Jarrod Dentum took on a former outlet mall, which he adapted into a series of discreet buildings, to now house private tasting rooms, an exhibition and retail space and a restaurant and bakery-cum-market. Designed by San Francisco-based studio, Nicole Hollis, the individual interior spaces are effortlessly woven together with a palette of natural finishes, raw textures and elemental materials such as copper, reclaimed wood and marble, creating a relaxed atmosphere accented by Old-World details such as Welsh blankets and Gaelic-inspired oversized brass bell pendants. Notably, The Farmer & The Fox restaurant continues this ode to traditions past, where executive chef Joseph Humphrey oversees a modern gastropub-inspired menu worthy of his Michelin-starred pedigree.