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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

2014 Jordan Winery alexander valley cabernet sauvignon harvest

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

Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, Dilworth vineyard, Alexander Valley

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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How our winemaker gets fit for harvest: triathlons

by on September 18, 2014 in Featured, From the Vineyards

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After all these years of making wine and swimming, biking and running, it never occurred to me how my training corresponds so succinctly with Mother Nature’s time clock. It is true that my hours of training are directly related to the hours of light; much the same as a growing season of the grapevines. My [...]

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Win a trip to Sonoma from Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar

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

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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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