Win a trip to Sonoma from Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar

by on September 9, 2014 in Events, Featured, News

Jordan Winery Sunset Supper Sonoma County

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar in Las Vegas for #EscapetoSonoma, a sweepstakes with a chance to win a weekend getaway for two to Jordan Vineyard & Winery. The Escape to Sonoma sweepstakes package features: Round trip airfare for two Transportation to and from the airport Overnight accommodations in a [...]

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Mindful Meats farm tour: organic, local GMO-free beef

by on September 5, 2014 in Featured, From the Land

Mindful Meats Farm Tour, Tresch Dairy

You’ve probably heard of GMO-free milk but GMO-free beef? The two share a very symbiotic relationship here in Northern California, where thousands of acres are home to dairy cows. Mindful Meats is a progressive company that brings local, organic, non-GMO, pasture-raised meat to chefs. In 2013, the start-up became the first non-GMO Project Verified beef [...]

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2014 harvest kicks off early in Alexander Valley

by on September 3, 2014 in Featured, From the Vineyards, News

Jordan Winery 2014 harvest, Munselle Vineyards Merlot

Jordan’s 39th harvest kicked off in the wee hours Tuesday morning with our first gondolas of Alexander Valley Merlot grapes from two key growers. It’s the first time in a decade that our red wine grapes achieved optimal ripeness before the white grapes (2004, 2002 and 2001 were the last warm-weather vintages with such an [...]

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with Darth Vader

by on August 21, 2014 in Featured, News

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Darth Vader

John Jordan accepted an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge yesterday from our friend Ryan Flinn. If you read our April Fool’s Day announcement, you know John Jordan is HUGE Star Wars fan. Darth Vader helped show him the dark side in this #icebucketchallenge video. To make a donation to ALSA, visit their website.

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What’s new in Healdsburg food & wine

by on August 18, 2014 in Featured, News

Noble Folk Ice Cream

Healdsburg was named one of the best small towns in America earlier this year, but business owners aren’t willing to rest on their laurels. An exciting crop of new restaurants, tasting rooms and cultural activities have debuted recently in Sonoma wine country’s hottest township. Here’s what’s new in Healdsburg food and wine: Dry Creek Kitchen [...]

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Jordan earns first Fish Friendly Ranching certification in Sonoma

by on August 1, 2014 in Featured, From the Land, News

Jordan Estate Winery ranch cattle cows

Jordan Vineyard & Winery is the first business in Sonoma County to achieve Fish Friendly Ranching® certification, a new program that helps preserve both the aquatic ecosystem and terrestrial wildlife habitats at livestock ranches. Launched in March 2013, Fish Friendly Ranching (FFR) is taking a comprehensive approach to environmentally friendly land management. It recognizes working [...]

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Sunset Supper dinner in the vineyard event highlights

by on July 30, 2014 in Events, Featured

Jordadn cabernet sauvignon magnum, Sunset Supper dinner in the vineyard winery party event

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

Jordan Winery cows corriente longhorn crossbreed cattle

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

malbec grapes, veraison, wine grape veraison, jordan winery

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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