Archive for August, 2012

Grafting experiment yields first vintage of Jordan Malbec grapes

by on August 30, 2012 in Featured, From the Vineyards

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The results from our vineyard grafting experiment are nearly complete, and I’m very pleased with the first estate Malbec grapes that will be harvested in early October. Using soil-mapping study findings, we grafted two under-performing Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard blocks and one Merlot block over to Malbec and Petit Verdot. The transformation of the vineyards over [...]

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Jordan Winery wins Best Winery Blog at the 2012 Wine Blog Awards

by on August 20, 2012 in Featured, News

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On Saturday, The Journey of Jordan received the Best Winery Blog award at the 2012 Wine Blog Awards ceremony, hosted in conjunction with the Wine Bloggers Conference. For the first time in years–if not my entire life–I was at a loss for words. Standing on stage in front of a ballroom with a ghost-white flood light pointed [...]

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Grape veraison: what a difference a year makes

by on August 7, 2012 in From the Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon grapes during veraison

Veraison is underway in our vineyards, and what a difference a year makes. The onset of ripening, veraison is the time in a grapevine’s annual lifecycle when the red grapes change from green to purple hues–when acidity decreases and sugars begin to accumulate. Winemakers want the grape clusters to go through veraison fairly quickly, because the [...]

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