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 [...]
From the Land
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
Experience the 2012 olive harvest with our vintage report video. Harvesting commenced at Jordan the morning of November 13 with Spanish Arbequina olives, and we’re thrilled with the quality and quantity of the fruit. Our 2012 Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil will be released in late 2013.