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Herb Roasted Pork Belly Porchetta Recipe

by on December 15, 2014 in Featured, From the Kitchen

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Looking for an easy, delicious recipe for your family dinner party this holiday season? Herb roasted pork belly made in the Italian porchetta tradition (boneless pork roast with fresh herbs) is a savory dinner party entrée that is simple to prepare in advance, and its herbal notes complement the earthy nuances in Bordeaux blends like Jordan [...]

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Our chef’s most popular holiday dessert recipes

by on November 30, 2014 in Featured, From the Kitchen

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To celebrate the holiday season, we’re serving up our chef’s five most popular dessert recipes of 2014. These tasty sweets received the most views and comments out of all the recipes featured on our blog and YouTube channel. Links below will take you to the full recipes, as well as kitchen demonstration videos for all [...]

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Easy Duck Confit Recipe: Substituting Olive Oil for Duck Fat

by on November 25, 2014 in Featured, From the Kitchen

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In the Jordan Winery kitchen, there is always a batch of duck confit in some stage of preparation. One of the key ingredients in a traditional duck confit recipe is the duck fat, which isn’t easy for most home cooks to source pre-made. Rendering your own fat from the duck takes more time than most [...]

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John Jordan Education Center ribbon cutting ceremony

by on November 22, 2014 in Featured, From the Heart, News

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Community leaders, students and non-profit workers turned out on October 22 in Santa Rosa, Calif., for the grand opening of the John Jordan Education Center at Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County (CAP Sonoma County), John’s latest philanthropic effort to decrease income inequality in our community. The event began with speeches by leading officials in [...]

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Jordan named American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast

by on November 11, 2014 in Featured, News

Wine Enthusiast American Winery of the Year

For the last 15 years, Wine Enthusiast magazine has honored a small group of leaders in the wine and spirits industries with its Wine Star Awards. Winners are noted for their energy and groundbreaking vision, as well as the courage to take risks and the skills to succeed in the ever-evolving beverage business. We are thrilled [...]

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2014 olive harvest begins in Sonoma County

by on October 31, 2014 in Featured, From the Land, News

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Fire up the mill–olive harvest has begun. The 2014 olive harvest officially kicked off at Jordan on Monday, October 27, which is about three weeks early for Sonoma County extra virgin olive oil makers. Cue the case of déjà vu. As mentioned in our grape harvest report, Sonoma County wine country has enjoyed near-perfect weather conditions [...]

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Cab Wars: The Fruit Strikes Back (Star Wars Parody Halloween Video)

by on October 10, 2014 in Events, Featured, From the Heart

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In honor of Halloween, our “Star Wars” parody spoof video, “Cab Wars: The Fruit Strikes Back,” shows the conflict between Darth Tannin (Darth Vader) and Oak Maul (Darth Maul) fighting to bring more American Oak to the wine galaxy. The Wine Republic isn’t about to let that happen. It is a period of conflict between [...]

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An in-depth look at the 2014 vintage growing season and harvest

by on October 8, 2014 in Featured, From the Cellar, From the Vineyards

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They say good things come to those who wait, but the 2014 growing season in Sonoma County was the exception to this adage, when great things came early all year long. A moderate winter in January and February coupled with precision farming decisions, saw growth in the vineyards develop quickly, leading to an early budbreak [...]

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Second Valentine’s Dinner at Jordan Winery announced

by on October 4, 2014 in Events, Featured, News

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In our July newsletter, we announced the date for our second annual Valentine’s Dinner at Jordan (Saturday, February 14, 2015), and it sold out within a few weeks. It’s so romantic to see sweethearts planning this far ahead! Good news is that our chef agreed to host a second event on Friday, February 13. The evening [...]

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2014 Sonoma County grape harvest: the home stretch

by on September 29, 2014 in Featured, From the Vineyards, News

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We’ve jumped the last hurdle in the thrilling race that is the annual grape harvest, and after a much-needed pause this week for rain, our crew will have refueled with just enough energy to sprint the home stretch of harvest 2014. We have only three hillside Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards left to pick and expect to [...]

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