2014 year in review video blooper outtakes

by on December 18, 2014

As we pause to reflect on all our blessings this holiday season (here, here and here, to mention a few), we can’t help but reminisce about our 2014 video projects–and all those moments captured on camera that were left on the cutting room floor. Hope you enjoy our end of year blooper outtakes video. Thanks to all [...]

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Our most popular blog posts of 2014

by on December 18, 2014 in News

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It’s that time of year to share Jordan Winery’s most popular blog posts of 2014. Three video blogs and two news posts with photos made the list, including our April Fool’s Day Star Wars tribute. Do any of these surprise you? Jordan Winery Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014 5. John Jordan to Open Jedi [...]

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Herb Roasted Pork Belly Porchetta Recipe

by on December 15, 2014 in Featured, From the Kitchen

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Looking for an easy, delicious recipe for your family dinner party this holiday season? Herb roasted pork belly made in the Italian porchetta tradition (boneless pork roast with fresh herbs) is a savory dinner party entrée that is simple to prepare in advance, and its herbal notes complement the earthy nuances in Bordeaux blends like Jordan [...]

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Jordan Winery harvest lunch menus

by on December 15, 2014 in Events

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  Harvest Lunch Menus Hosted annually in September/October at Jordan Winery in Healdsburg, Jordan Estate Rewards Harvest Lunches showcase the bounty of our garden, as well as local farms in Sonoma County. Entrees celebrate a range of ethnic cuisines from the homelands of our staff. Each Harvest Lunch menu features one entrée, one dessert, and multiple [...]

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Our chef’s most popular holiday dessert recipes

by on November 30, 2014 in Featured, From the Kitchen

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To celebrate the holiday season, we’re serving up our chef’s five most popular dessert recipes of 2014. These tasty sweets received the most views and comments out of all the recipes featured on our blog and YouTube channel. Links below will take you to the full recipes, as well as kitchen demonstration videos for all [...]

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Easy Duck Confit Recipe: Substituting Olive Oil for Duck Fat

by on November 25, 2014 in Featured, From the Kitchen

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In the Jordan Winery kitchen, there is always a batch of duck confit in some stage of preparation. One of the key ingredients in a traditional duck confit recipe is the duck fat, which isn’t easy for most home cooks to source pre-made. Rendering your own fat from the duck takes more time than most [...]

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John Jordan Education Center ribbon cutting ceremony

by on November 22, 2014 in Featured, From the Heart, News

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Community leaders, students and non-profit workers turned out on October 22 in Santa Rosa, Calif., for the grand opening of the John Jordan Education Center at Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County (CAP Sonoma County), John’s latest philanthropic effort to decrease income inequality in our community. The event began with speeches by leading officials in [...]

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California Olive Oil Sensory Boot Camp at UC-Davis

by on November 12, 2014 in News

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I’m proud to be one of forty “nerds” from around the world who gathered recently at University of California’s Davis campus for an extensive olive oil sensory boot camp. This course was designed to mimic a practicing sensory panel’s methodology, and Ranch Manager Brent Young and I attended for continuing education purposes, as we are [...]

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Jordan named American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast

by on November 11, 2014 in Featured, News

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For the last 15 years, Wine Enthusiast magazine has honored a small group of leaders in the wine and spirits industries with its Wine Star Awards. Winners are noted for their energy and groundbreaking vision, as well as the courage to take risks and the skills to succeed in the ever-evolving beverage business. We are thrilled [...]

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Dry Rub Pork or Turkey: Holiday Dinner Recipe Ideas

by on October 31, 2014 in News

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Homemade dry rubs bring an unexpected, exotic taste to your holiday dinner table. In this video, I demonstrate how to make the Jordan dry rub base recipe, which can be quickly and easily adapted into an Asian, Mediterranean or Indian spice rub. (Though we made this video during the summer, the flavors in these ethnic rubs [...]

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