Archive for August, 2010

Photography contest winner: Food Bloggers Conference

by on August 30, 2010 in News

If you’ve visited this blog before, you know it’s a video blog. I am a videographer. I don’t usually take still photographs, preferring to tell stories through the imagery and sound that can be captured with HD video. Then I met Matt Armendariz. And Penny De Los Santos. Now I’m humbled to say I won [...]

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Video: cool weather, grape veraison and thinning fruit before harvest

by on August 24, 2010 in From the Vineyards

In last week’s video on leaf pulling, we mentioned that summer temperatures in Northern Sonoma County have been 10-20 degrees below normal. Veraison, when the green grapes change color and increase their sugar levels, started the first week in August. As a rule of thumb, harvest begins roughly six weeks after 100 percent veraison. What [...]

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Leaf pulling video: preparing grapevines for ripening

by on August 10, 2010 in From the Vineyards

After the grapes bloom and tiny berries form into full grape clusters, it’s time for the important practice of leaf pulling, captured in the above video. Our vineyard team pulls leaves away from the area just above a grapevine’s cordon, or arms, where grape clusters grow. Removing targeted leaves allows for increased air movement and [...]

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Winemaker video cam: touring vineyards on an electric ATV

by on August 5, 2010 in From the Vineyards

As a long-term member of the Sonoma Green Business Program, we are constantly looking for new ways to decrease our impact on the environment. Our latest project in viticulture & winemaking is the electric all-terrain vehicle (ATV), shown in above video. Our first locally supplied electric four wheeler arrived last week. A prototype developed by [...]

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Video: Celebrating two years of Jordan Estate Rewards

by on August 3, 2010 in News

Two years ago, we launched Jordan Estate Rewards to share exclusive wine country experiences with our guests. To celebrate the program’s anniversary, we’ve created two new reward redemptions for members and a video announcement. Our Wood-Fired Oven Culinary Experience for Six features a private lunch, tasting and hands-on demonstration in the art of wood-fired cooking [...]

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