Culinary Herb & Edible Flower Garden
Culinary Herb Garden
The marriage of food, wine and healthy lifestyle is a core value here at Kendall-Jackson. The presence of fresh, garden-grown herbs in a meal, along with a bottle of superb wine adds a simple, yet delectable, pleasure to life. Taste a bit of this lifestyle by including a stroll through our Herb Garden during your visit.
Fresh, garden-grown herbs add a simple, delicious note to every meal. Grown formally or informally, herbs give pleasure throughout the seasons, offering color, fragrance, natural remedies, seasonings and numerous practical uses. Simply altering the application of an herb - for instance, Grilled Salmon with lemon verbena instead of rosemary - can quite literally change the flavor profile of a dish and the wine that will best compliment the meal.
Herbs gathered fresh from the garden provide a veritable rainbow of flavors designed to enhance foods and their natural affinities with wine. The A to Z list of culinary herbs is a long one. Often you will find our chefs clipping basils (Ocinium basilicum) the most favoured of the Mediterranean herbs, bay, chervil, chives, dill, marjoram, mints, oregano, parsley, Italian flat-leafed or curly, tarragon, thyme, sage, sorrel, rosemary and wild bronze fennel.
Edible Flower Garden
What is pleasing to the eye is invariably pleasing to the palette, and our edible flower garden plot meets both criteria. Edible flowers offer not only the beauty of a flower garden, but also the range of flavors that herbs do. Beautiful edible flowers such as nasturtiums, known for their tangy and peppery bite, have been used for centuries. They are a striking addition to salads. Anise Hyssop, borage, calendula, lavender and squash blossoms are others among the many edible flowers that may appear in this edible landscape.