Sally Jordan tells then story of how she and Tom chose the bucolic Alexander Valley for the location of their Bordeaux-style wine back in 1972–and how the signing of the deed on their first piece of vineyard land on May 25, 1972, coincided with the birth of their son, John Jordan, who is now CEO of Jordan Vineyard & Winery.
From the Heart
Looking for a fun, festive way to decorate your Easter dinner table? Todd and I were discussing holiday table centerpiece ideas over dinner one night and came up with this colorful arrangement that brings the spirit of hunting for Easter eggs to your table. The ground cover (grass or flowering thyme) can be purchased at [...]
John Jordan shares some insight into his path to becoming CEO of his family’s winery–and gives advice for other directors taking over a small business. Once you watch the video, we must ask: Were you surprised to learn what his favorite part of the job is? You can read John’s full biography on our website.
Jordan 40 storytelling series: Mrs. Jordan describes the aha wine moment in 1971 that changed their lives forever
As part of our 40th anniversary celebration in 2012, we are creating special storytelling videos with the Jordans and our winemaker, Rob Davis, who has made every vintage of Jordan since the inaugural 1976. Our hope is that these videos will transport you to historical moments in our history with fascinating–and sometimes funny–stories that many [...]
How you wrap a Valentine’s Day gift can be just as thoughtful as the gift itself–or even more so with a little creativity. In this video, I’ll show you inventive ways to use scarves for gift wrapping presents, whether giving your loved one chocolates or even a bottle of wine. A scarf wrap looks more [...]
When winter officially arrived on December 22, the winery was already closed for the holidays. We’re now back to work–plowing through hundreds of emails, pruning the vineyards, tasting young wines in barrel. To welcome the new year (and a few more months of winter), we thought it would be fun to share a time-lapse video [...]
The entire family at Jordan Vineyard & Winery would like to wish you the happiest of holidays filled with great wine, good food and wonderful company. The winery closes this Thursday for holiday vacation and will reopen for tours and tastings on January 3, 2012. Cheers to 2012!
John Jordan added a festive twist to our annual Toys for Tots donations drive this year by transforming a retired grape gondola into a Christmas sleigh. Director of Operations Tim Spence has kept a few old gondolas in a shed for many years; these five-ton trailers were used to transport grapes from our vineyards to [...]
Clyde (left) and Barney were inseparable during their lives at Jordan. Today, we had to say goodbye to another beloved pygmy goat, Barney–the other half of our dynamic landscaping duo, Barney and Clyde. His death comes almost one year to the day that we laid to rest Clyde, who passed away October 29, 2010. Director [...]
As part of our first Viewers Choice Video Contest, Sue from New Jersey requested a video about how we make Jordan Winery videos, from selecting locations and topics to advice on lighting and editing. In these two videos, Laura Petersen and I reflect on how much we’ve learned about video production over the past 18 months–and [...]