Dry Rub Pork or Turkey: Holiday Dinner Recipe Ideas

by on October 31, 2014 in News

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Homemade dry rubs bring an unexpected, exotic taste to your holiday dinner table. In this video, I demonstrate how to make the Jordan dry rub base recipe, which can be quickly and easily adapted into an Asian, Mediterranean or Indian spice rub. (Though we made this video during the summer, the flavors in these ethnic rubs [...]

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Best Wagyu Burger Cabernet Sauvignon Food Pairing Deal This Fall at Capital Grille

by on October 31, 2014 in News

Capital Grille - Wagyu Burger & Wine Promotion

Our friends at Capital Grille are offering a deliciously juicy deal now through November 23: a Wagyu burger and a glass of Jordan Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon for only $25. That might just be the best food & wine pairing value we’ve seen all year. The Wagyu Burger & Wine menu includes several different topping [...]

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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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Star Wars Halloween party photos and drink recipes

by on October 28, 2014 in Events

Jordan Winery Star Wars Halloween Party

Last Saturday night, we hosted our most ambitious Halloween party to date: The Chateau Strikes Back, a “Star Wars” themed event. Todd and Nitsa Knoll, our dynamic culinary duo, and their staff created an energizing, authentic ambiance, replete with Jabba the Hutt, Jar Jar Binks, Boba Fett, Storm Troopers and other life-size characters. Our Flickr [...]

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Jordan Winery receives TripAdvisor Award

by on October 13, 2014 in News

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Jordan Winery has received a 2014 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award, which recognizes us as one of the best Healdsburg wineries based on reviews from the world’s largest travel website. This is the second consecutive year that Jordan has earned this award. We were also thrilled to be named one of the “Top 10 Winery Tours [...]

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Cab Wars: The Fruit Strikes Back (Star Wars Parody Halloween Video)

by on October 10, 2014 in Events, Featured, From the Heart

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In honor of Halloween, our “Star Wars” parody spoof video, “Cab Wars: The Fruit Strikes Back,” shows the conflict between Darth Tannin (Darth Vader) and Oak Maul (Darth Maul) fighting to bring more American Oak to the wine galaxy. The Wine Republic isn’t about to let that happen. It is a period of conflict between [...]

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An in-depth look at the 2014 vintage growing season and harvest

by on October 8, 2014 in Featured, From the Cellar, From the Vineyards

2014 Jordan Winery alexander valley cabernet sauvignon harvest

They say good things come to those who wait, but the 2014 growing season in Sonoma County was the exception to this adage, when great things came early all year long. A moderate winter in January and February coupled with precision farming decisions, saw growth in the vineyards develop quickly, leading to an early budbreak [...]

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Second Valentine’s Dinner at Jordan Winery announced

by on October 4, 2014 in Events, Featured, News

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In our July newsletter, we announced the date for our second annual Valentine’s Dinner at Jordan (Saturday, February 14, 2015), and it sold out within a few weeks. It’s so romantic to see sweethearts planning this far ahead! Good news is that our chef agreed to host a second event on Friday, February 13. The evening [...]

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2014 Sonoma County grape harvest: the home stretch

by on September 29, 2014 in Featured, From the Vineyards, News

Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, Dilworth vineyard, Alexander Valley

We’ve jumped the last hurdle in the thrilling race that is the annual grape harvest, and after a much-needed pause this week for rain, our crew will have refueled with just enough energy to sprint the home stretch of harvest 2014. We have only three hillside Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards left to pick and expect to [...]

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How our winemaker gets fit for harvest: triathlons

by on September 18, 2014 in Featured, From the Vineyards

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After all these years of making wine and swimming, biking and running, it never occurred to me how my training corresponds so succinctly with Mother Nature’s time clock. It is true that my hours of training are directly related to the hours of light; much the same as a growing season of the grapevines. My [...]

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