Easy Duck Confit Recipe: Substituting Olive Oil for Duck Fat

by on November 25, 2014

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

Wine Enthusiast American Winery of the Year

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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Best Wagyu Burger Cabernet Sauvignon Food Pairing Deal This Fall at Capital Grille

by on October 31, 2014 in News

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Our friends at Capital Grille are offering a deliciously juicy deal now through November 23: a Wagyu burger and a glass of Jordan Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon for only $25. That might just be the best food & wine pairing value we’ve seen all year. The Wagyu Burger & Wine menu includes several different topping [...]

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2014 olive harvest begins in Sonoma County

by on October 31, 2014 in Featured, From the Land, News

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Fire up the mill–olive harvest has begun. The 2014 olive harvest officially kicked off at Jordan on Monday, October 27, which is about three weeks early for Sonoma County extra virgin olive oil makers. Cue the case of déjà vu. As mentioned in our grape harvest report, Sonoma County wine country has enjoyed near-perfect weather conditions [...]

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Star Wars Halloween party photos and drink recipes

by on October 28, 2014 in Events

Jordan Winery Star Wars Halloween Party

Last Saturday night, we hosted our most ambitious Halloween party to date: The Chateau Strikes Back, a “Star Wars” themed event. Todd and Nitsa Knoll, our dynamic culinary duo, and their staff created an energizing, authentic ambiance, replete with Jabba the Hutt, Jar Jar Binks, Boba Fett, Storm Troopers and other life-size characters. Our Flickr [...]

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Jordan Winery receives TripAdvisor Award

by on October 13, 2014 in News

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Jordan Winery has received a 2014 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award, which recognizes us as one of the best Healdsburg wineries based on reviews from the world’s largest travel website. This is the second consecutive year that Jordan has earned this award. We were also thrilled to be named one of the “Top 10 Winery Tours [...]

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Cab Wars: The Fruit Strikes Back (Star Wars Parody Halloween Video)

by on October 10, 2014 in Events, Featured, From the Heart

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In honor of Halloween, our “Star Wars” parody spoof video, “Cab Wars: The Fruit Strikes Back,” shows the conflict between Darth Tannin (Darth Vader) and Oak Maul (Darth Maul) fighting to bring more American Oak to the wine galaxy. The Wine Republic isn’t about to let that happen. It is a period of conflict between [...]

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