Jordan is California’s first family-owned wine estate to create an in-house videography department that uses the latest high-definition video technology for our food, wine and hospitality blog. An education and entertainment resource, The Journey of Jordan video blog allows the Jordan culinary, winemaking and hospitality staff to share useful tips and behind-the-scenes stories: cooking videos, food videos, recipe videos, winemaking videos, wine tasting videos, event planning and more. The Journey of Jordan video blog has been recognized as one of the industry’s best winery blogs, receiving ongoing recognition from the annual Wine Blog Awards, including 2012 Best Winery Blog, as well as top three finalist in Wine Spectator‘s 2011 Lights! Camera! Pour! Video Contest. We shoot all video blog footage using two Canon 5D DSLR cameras, five different lenses, warehouse equipment for dollies and jibs, a steadicam, and other tools commonly utilized by independent filmmakers and professional camera operators. Communications Director Lisa Mattson selects shoot locations, develops questions, conducts all interviews and operates the camera, while Digital Media Coordinator Erin Malone assists with production and handles video editing.
Inspired by the masterful wine, food and hospitality of France, Tom and Sally Jordan followed their hearts from Colorado to California’s bourgeoning wine country in 1972. That spring, they signed the deed on their first piece of land in Alexander Valley on the very same day their son, John, was born. They quickly planted their first vineyard with a vision for creating a singular Cabernet Sauvignon that could rival the finest wines of Bordeaux. When the first vintage of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon debuted, it was an immediate success due to its elegance and early approachability, as well as its affinity for food. The Jordan family has spent the last four decades quietly building a reputation for relentless quality, graceful ageability and remarkable consistency vintage after vintage.
Several passionate people responsible for making Jordan’s wines and hospitality experience amongst the finest will be featured in our video blog. They include:
- John Jordan, Chief Executive Officer
- Sally Jordan, Co-Founder
- Rob Davis, Winemaker
- Ronald Du Preez, Assistant Winemaker
- Maggie Kruse, Assistant Winemaker
- Patrick Fallon, Cellar Master
- Dana Grande, Vineyard Manager
- Brent Young, Viticulturist
- Todd Knoll, Executive Chef
- Nitsa Knoll, Director of Hospitality & Special Events
- Tim Spence, Director of Operations
Since the inaugural 1976 vintage, Jordan wines have been renowned for their consistency. We believe strongly in the timeless qualities of balance, elegance and food affinity–hallmarks which are found in our Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Russian River Valley Chardonnay.
The estate encompasses nearly 1,200 acres of rolling hills, vineyards, oak trees, lakes, streams, olive groves, and organic gardens, as well as winery, hospitality and operations facilities. There are 110 acres of Bordeaux varieties under vine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and a few acres of Malbec). Beginning in 1995, hillsides surrounding our two lakes were planted with four different varieties of olive trees known for producing artisan olive oils. Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil is vintage dated, estate grown, hand labeled and available for purchase exclusively at the winery and online.
As stewards of an estate with three-quarters of its acreage dedicated to natural habitat, we take into account the impact every viticultural decision has on the land under our care. From seeding ground cover, composting and introducing beneficial predators to reducing energy consumption, reusing nitrogen and recycling water, our team works year-round to preserve the sustainability of our environment both indoors and outdoors. Jordan was among the first wineries certified in the Sonoma Green Business Program and in the Bay Area Green Business Program.
Jordan welcomes guests for tours and seated tastings by appointment Monday through Saturday throughout the year and on Sundays from May through October. (More information about our two offerings, the Winery Tour and the Winery Library Tasting, can be found on our website.) Advance reservations are required and can be made online or by phone at (800) 654-1213 or (707) 431-5250. Wine may be purchased at the winery Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and also Sunday (May through October) from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Jordan Estate Rewards:
Guests who join our mailing list are automatically enrolled in Jordan Estate Rewards. For every dollar spent at Jordan, guests earn points to redeem for exclusive hospitality, culinary and event privileges at our estate.
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