Jordan Winery’s Big Heart
Jordan Winery has the corner on hospitality but they also have a big heart and give back to the community tremendously. It is so nice to see the love that goes into the community. I was invited to a private lunch by Lisa Mattson, Jordan Winery’s Director of Marketing & Communication at Bird and the Bottle the newest restaurant for the Start Family in Santa Rosa. For some reason it didn’t look to far from the hotel, ha, famous last words. It was about 40 minute walk so I got my exercise in.
There was a lot of thought put into why Lisa chose this restaurant for our lunch. This restaurant is owned by the Stark Family who lost their flagship restaurant Willi’s Wine Bar to the Tubbs fire. When lunch was served family style (because we are all a family) we had a few dished from the Bird and the Bottle and some of the signature dishes from their flagship restaurant Willi’s Wine Bar. Of course there was wine with lunch.But the wine served was off their wine list in support of the wineries that were affected by the fire, Paradise Ridge, Trione Vineyards, Gundlach Bundschu and Matanzas Creek.
Jordan Winery is the largest donor to Sonoma County Toys for Tots. Last year there were 9,300 kids that benefited from the operation. This year they expect to be an additional 2,000 kids from the fires in need. We were asked by Lisa to donate funds to Jordan’s Toys for Tots campaign. We raised $1,000 and Lisa and Taylor went shopping.
There will be a lot of happy boys and girls this holiday season and I can say I was happy to be a part of this wonderful group.