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.