Bottled art photo contest winners announced

by on December 5, 2011 in News

Eric Hwang - Just Desserts

Winners have been selected in our first bottled art photography contest. You can view the entire collection of photo submissions here: And the winning photos selected by our panel of judges are … GRAND PRIZE: Jordan Catapano for “Wine Literacy” FIRST RUNNER UP: Kristen Gibbins for “Celebrating Family with Jordan” SECOND RUNNER UP: Eric Hwang for [...]

Continue Reading »

Dungeness crab holiday dinner recipe to welcome crab season

by on November 30, 2011 in From the Kitchen


Get your salt water ready. It’s time to boil. After almost two weeks of strikes, California fisherman finally struck a deal on pricing this week, and Dungeness crab is expected to arrive in markets before the weekend. To celebrate the unofficial-official start to crab season, we’re sharing two recipes from Jordan Executive Chef Todd Knoll to inspire [...]

Continue Reading »

Chardonnay batonnage demonstration barrel: winemaking in action

by on November 22, 2011 in From the Cellar


Have you ever wanted to see what happens inside a wine barrel? You’re not alone. Last summer, our Guest Services staff asked us if it would be possible to create a special see-through barrel, so trade tour and tasting guests could get an inside look at the old-world winemaking art of batonnage. I worked with one of our local cooperages to create Jordan’s first demonstration [...]

Continue Reading »

Pumpkin desserts reinvented and other sweet recipes for the holidays

by on November 16, 2011 in From the Kitchen

Pumpkin Pie with Fresh Whipped Cream and Pumpkin Seed Mousse

Executive Chef Todd Knoll has been on vacation for a few weeks, so we asked our baker extraordinaire, Cristina Valencia, to share some easy dessert recipe ideas for your Thanksgiving dinner table [...]

Continue Reading »

Food photography shoot: behind the scenes with Matt Armendariz

by on November 6, 2011 in News

table hot

Last year, we hired legendary food photographer Matt Armendariz to capture gorgeous food, wine and hospitality photographs for the 2011 edition of our annual newsletter, Estate Tales. We loved working with him and were so impressed with his photography skills (as expected) that we invited him back to help us develop the stories for our [...]

Continue Reading »

Remembering Barney Jordan (1998-2011)

by on November 2, 2011 in From the Heart

barney and clyde

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 [...]

Continue Reading »

Harvest report 2011: racing to finish the “Vintage of Long Faces”

by on October 29, 2011 in From the Vineyards


Harvest is the most exciting (and humbling) time of the year for a winemaker. We at Jordan do not like to think of vintages in terms of good or bad—only that each vintage requires attention to areas of wine growing and winemaking that vary from year to year. 2011 was one of those challenging years [...]

Continue Reading »

True Grit at Jordan: Halloween party pictures and drink recipes

by on October 24, 2011 in Events

true grit

If you’re still contemplating costumes and concepts for your weekend Halloween party, let True Grit at Jordan be your inspiration. Hosted last Saturday night, True Grit at Jordan brought together sommeliers, chefs, restaurateurs, retailers and journalists from across the country for a night of wild west revelry inside Jordan’s storied barrel rooms. Three of our estate [...]

Continue Reading »

Bottled art photography contest: submit photos for chances to win

by on October 14, 2011 in News


To celebrate the 2011 harvest, we’re excited to announce our first Bottled Art Photography Contest. All you need is a camera, a Jordan wine bottle, label or cork and a little artistic inspiration. Entries will be accepted October 14-November 30, 2011, on the Jordan Facebook Page Contests Tab or via email. Three prizes will be given,  If you love art and [...]

Continue Reading »

Using video storytelling to help our customers

by on October 6, 2011 in News

rob when to drink

John Jordan believes that the old-world artistry of winemaking and new technology are not incompatible. That’s why we dedicate a great deal of time to using the latest mobile web and video technology available to help our loyal restaurant and retail partners enhance their customers’ wine experiences. Since winter 2010, we’ve been developing a library of educational videos available [...]

Continue Reading »