From the Heart

Christmas decorations for your holiday dinner table

by on December 17, 2013 in Featured, From the Heart

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The towering oak trees of Jordan Estate–with their evergreen foliage and swaying moss–were my inspiration for this holiday dinner table. Although this tablescape brings a hint of Christmas decorations to your dinner party, it’s also a subtle way to bring California wine country to your home during the winter months. The natural beauty of the [...]

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What people are saying about the Jordan Estate Tour & Tasting

by on September 11, 2013 in From the Heart, News

Jordan Estate Tour & Tasting group

We were all bouncing around the winery last Thursday like kids on Christmas morning. “Is it time yet? Is it time yet? Are they here? Are they here?” Our excited voices echoed down the hallways. The first-ever Jordan Estate Tour & Tasting was about to begin. This is a passion project that almost every employee–literally–has [...]

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Remembering the Jordan Playboy

by on August 13, 2013 in From the Heart

2013 John and Sally Jordan with Jordan Playboy vintage car

Almost a century ago, a newcomer to the American car market, Cleveland’s Jordan Motor Car Company, turned heads with the attractive styling and innovations of Jordan cars. Founded in 1916 by Ned Jordan, Jordan was also one of the first automakers to christen its model types with evocative names, such as the Sport Marine (with [...]

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Winery chateau time-lapse video: Boston ivy fall transformation

by on January 1, 2013 in Featured, From the Heart

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Our latest photography time-lapse video captures the transformation of Jordan Winery’s chateau from fall to winter. Each year, over the course of four months, Boston ivy covering the winery’s exterior walls morphs from vibrant green to red, then orange to pale yellow, before the leaves fall to the ground. The ever-changing ivy ensures no one picture [...]

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2012 Year in Review video: highlights from Jordan Winery’s 40th anniversary year

by on December 27, 2012 in Featured, From the Heart

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A look inside Jordan Winery during our 2012 40th anniversary year festivities, as well as the annual growing season. Thank you for helping us make 2012 a year to remember.

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Happy holidays from Jordan Winery … Gangnam Style

by on December 16, 2012 in Featured, From the Heart

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It gets a little boring in wine country this time of year, and we figured it was time that a winery paid tribute to PSY’s Gangnam Style with a parody … wine country style. Thanks for making our 40th anniversary year such a special one. Happy holidays to you all and best wishes in 2013. [...]

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2012 holiday toy drive competition: two wine regions square off

by on November 26, 2012 in Featured, From the Heart, News

Jordan Winery grape gondola toy drive

 Sonoma County wine regions compete in toy and coat drive this holiday season Jordan and J wineries host competition between Alexander Valley and Russian River Valley wine regions to fill grape gondolas with donations John Jordan, CEO of Jordan Vineyard & Winery, and Judy Jordan, Founder and President of J Vineyards & Winery, are inviting Alexander [...]

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Jordan 40 storytelling series: our first wine country Thanksgiving

by on November 20, 2012 in Featured, From the Heart

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As part of our 40th anniversary storytelling series, Mrs. Jordan tell the story of the family’s first Thanksgiving dinner party in the Jordan chateau dining room back in 1979. It was a day filled with community and chaos–definitely a Thanksgiving to remember–and we thought it would be fun to share a slice of our history few people know about. [...]

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A thank you and farewell to the 2012 harvest interns

by on November 14, 2012 in From the Heart

Jordan Winery Harvest Crew 2012

A heartfelt thanks to all the interns and temporary cellar workers is warranted this week, as Thanksgiving approaches. Few wineries around the world could get through the harvest season without the dedicated contributions of these passionate and motivated individuals. For roughly three months, the winemaking team must be bulked up in number to handle the [...]

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Real Winemakers Read Wine Spectator Reviews #2: Jean-Charles Boisset reads Thomas Matthews

by on September 14, 2012 in Featured, From the Heart

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Why hasn’t anyone ever made a video of someone reading a long-form wine review? Maybe, just maybe, wine lovers might find it as amusing as foodies did Yelp review readings. We decided to give it a try. Wine Spectator‘s video contest is our one time a year to break out from the usual behind-the-scenes winemaking [...]

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