Sunset Supper dinner in the vineyard event highlights

by on July 30, 2014 in Events, Featured

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Fifty guests turned out on July 19 to experience our first-ever Sunset Supper at Jordan Vista Point. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect. The ubiquitous evening winds never picked up, and it was warm but not too hot. Guests seemed to truly enjoy the uniqueness of a fine dining experience surrounded by vineyards and [...]

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The cows come home: raising beef cattle

by on July 29, 2014 in Featured, From the Land

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Among the things you expect to see on a winery tour are vineyards, tanks, barrels, and of course, bottles of wine. But cows? Maybe not until recently at Jordan. In 2011, we added a small herd of cattle—moms and their calves—to the estate. They happily live and graze in fenced pastures around the 1,200-acre ranch–across [...]

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Seasons of the vineyard at Jordan Estate

by on July 24, 2014 in Featured, From the Vineyards

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July is the month of peaceful transition in wine country. We watch the tourists arrive for their summer vacations and weekend getaways, and we wait patiently for the red wine grapes to change color, a process called veraison. We’ve written extensively about the onset of ripening (here, here and here) when the appearance of grape clusters is [...]

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Jordan wins Wine Blog Award for best photo and video

by on July 14, 2014 in Featured, News

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Last Saturday night, more than 350 wine bloggers from across North America gathered in a hotel ballroom in Santa Barbara County wine country for the eighth annual Wine Blog Awards. The lights were down and spirits were high as Alan Kropf, publisher of Mutineer magazine, announced the winners in nine categories. For a second year [...]

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We need your vote by June 19: Wine Blog Awards

by on June 13, 2014 in Featured, News

WINE BLOG VOTING

Finalists were announced today for the 2014 Wine Blog Awards, and we’re honored to be nominated for both Best Original Photography or Video on a Wine Blog and Best Winery Blog. This is the second consecutive year Jordan is competing for an award in both categories. Voting is open through midnight on Thursday, June 19, [...]

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Wish of a Lifetime at Jordan

by on June 5, 2014 in From the Heart

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A few weeks ago, we received an email from Wish of a Lifetime, a non-profit organization that grants lifelong wishes to seniors who have overcome tremendous challenges in their own lives. A gentleman named James Woods wished for a private tasting at Jordan, and we had a chance to help make his dream come true. Mr. [...]

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Wine Dogs California book debuts

by on June 3, 2014 in Featured, From the Heart, News

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The latest edition of Wine Dogs California released officially June 1, and we’re thrilled that five Jordan Winery pups made the book. Jordan’s double-page spread includes a photo of John Jordan’s three dogs–Bismarck, Nimitz and Rosie–followed by our two office dogs–Dante and Ruby. Sadly, Ranch Manager Brent Young’s daschunds–Harley and Tina–who appeared in a previous [...]

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New culinary vacation getaway package with Hotel Healdsburg

by on May 22, 2014 in Featured, News

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Hotel Healdsburg and Jordan Vineyard & Winery are proud to announce the “Farm to Fork Culinary Journey,” the ultimate getaway for foodies and wine enthusiasts, taking place in the heart of Sonoma County. Launching in June, this memorable package includes a two-night stay at the award-winning Hotel Healdsburg in the heart of downtown Healdsburg, an [...]

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Austin restaurants: latest food and wine trends

by on May 16, 2014 in News

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Plenty of Texans have vowed to keep Austin weird. Now a handful of chefs, farmers and sommeliers are working together to make their capital’s food scene local, seasonal, and in true Austin form, eclectic. In this edition of our regional spotlight series, we take a look at the top restaurant trends in one of the [...]

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The Roast of Master Sommelier Fred Dame

by on May 12, 2014 in Events

Fred Dame with Meridith May of SOMM Journal

More than 100 sommeliers and other wine professionals turned out at a private event during Pebble Beach Food & Wine to celebrate Fred Dame’s 30th anniversary of induction to The Court of Master Sommeliers. Dubbed the Roast of Fred Dame, the event drew noted Master Sommeliers and restaurateurs who shared amusing (and heart-felt) stories about [...]

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