From the Heart

Jordan 40 storytelling series: Mrs. Jordan describes the aha wine moment in 1971 that changed their lives forever

by on January 31, 2012 in From the Heart

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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 [...]

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Valentine’s Day gift wrapping ideas: scarves turn one gift into two

by on January 29, 2012 in From the Heart

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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 [...]

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Time-lapse video: winery chateau from fall to winter

by on January 4, 2012 in From the Heart

Jordan Winery Chateau, 1/4/12

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 [...]

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Our video Christmas carol to you

by on December 20, 2011 in From the Heart


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!

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Grape gondola carries 1,000 pounds of toys to kids in need

by on December 14, 2011 in From the Heart, News


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 [...]

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Remembering Barney Jordan (1998-2011)

by on November 2, 2011 in From the Heart

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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 [...]

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Viewers Choice Video #2: how we make videos; tips and learnings

by on June 21, 2011 in From the Heart


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 [...]

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Viewers Choice Video #1: The People Behind Jordan Wines

by on June 13, 2011 in From the Heart


As part of our Viewers Choice Video Contest, Greg from New York City (one of our friends on Snooth) requested a video about the people who work at Jordan Estate. This is our first video in the “People Behind Jordan Wines” series, where key members of the winemaking, viticulture, culinary teams talk about not only their [...]

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Piper Cub airplane helps create a new home for our redwood water tank

by on April 20, 2011 in From the Heart

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An avid pilot since age 17, John Jordan tells the story of how his decision to purchase a J-3 Piper Cub last summer led to an ambitious building project and new aerial farming tool for our vineyard team. John is a former Naval officer and history buff who enjoys a dry martini and a fine [...]

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Valentine’s Day gift ideas: flowers and tips for ordering from a florist

by on February 7, 2011 in From the Heart

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Flowers are the obvious choice for a Valentine’s Day gift. In this week’s video, I give a few tips for making your floral gift personal, memorable and romantic. Choosing flowers based on their meaning is one way to make the bouquet sentimental. Venturing away from the traditional rose by asking your florist which single color [...]

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