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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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Experience the Jordan garden with harvest lunch this fall

by on September 10, 2014 in Events, From the Land

Chili pepper harvest Jordan Winery

September is my favorite time of the year in the Jordan Estate garden. From heirloom tomatoes, chili peppers and Japanese eggplants to Kadota figs, Zebra squash and Charentais melons, practically every plant is covered with something colorful and delicious. It’s the perfect time to celebrate the produce we grow through our annual Harvest Lunches. 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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Jordan earns first Fish Friendly Ranching certification in Sonoma

by on August 1, 2014 in Featured, From the Land, News

Jordan Estate Winery ranch cattle cows

Jordan Vineyard & Winery is the first business in Sonoma County to achieve Fish Friendly Ranching® certification, a new program that helps preserve both the aquatic ecosystem and terrestrial wildlife habitats at livestock ranches. Launched in March 2013, Fish Friendly Ranching (FFR) is taking a comprehensive approach to environmentally friendly land management. It recognizes working [...]

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The cows come home: raising beef cattle

by on July 29, 2014 in Featured, From the Land

Jordan Winery cows corriente longhorn crossbreed cattle

Among the things you expect to see on a winery tour are vineyards, tanks, barrels, and of course, bottles of wine. But cows? Maybe not until recently at Jordan. In 2011, we added a small herd of cattle—moms and their calves—to the estate. They happily live and graze in fenced pastures around the 1,200-acre ranch–across [...]

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2012 Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil: a tasting note video

by on November 25, 2013 in Featured, From the Land

Jordan Winery extra virgin olive oil

As I mentioned in a recent blog post, our 2012 Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil ($29) just released. With the busy harvest season, we finally found some time to create a video tasting note for our latest vintage. We hope you enjoy it. Jordan’s EVOO is available exclusively at jordanwinery.com.

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2013 olive harvest begins at Jordan Estate today

by on October 24, 2013 in Featured, From the Land, News

jordan olive harvest

Jordan’s 2013 olive harvest kicked off this morning with a small orchard of Arbequina trees near our Merlot vineyard. The fog was thick and the air chilly enough for the pickers to see their breath, but spirits were high. Smiles gleamed across faces all morning because let’s face it: Harvest is the moment we’ve been [...]

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Jordan Winery releases 2012 Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil

by on September 24, 2013 in Featured, From the Land, News

JORDAN 2012 Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil is now served lakeside at Seven Oaks during the new Estate Tour & Tasting. With the launch of our new Estate Tour & Tasting this month, Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil sales are soaring, and it’s time release our newest vintage: 2012 Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil. A true [...]

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Introducing the Jordan Estate miniature donkeys

by on August 26, 2013 in Featured, From the Land

Jordan winery donkeys

Guests who visit Jordan to experience our new Estate Tour & Tasting will be greeted by Goose and Maverick–a pair of friendly, miniature donkeys–who joined our growing family of animals this summer. The Jordans have a long history of adopting animals that need a happy home–everything from pygmy goats and wild boars to turtles, dogs and cats. [...]

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New tasting note video: 2011 Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil

by on November 30, 2012 in Featured, From the Land

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Our 2011 Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil has been released and is available exclusively at Jordan. Executive Chef Todd Knoll offers his tasting notes and vintage report in this week’s video. The exotic fruit nuances, round texture and clean finish captured in our 2011 Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil have made this vintage the culinary [...]

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