Fall Recipe: Garden Fig Salad with Greens, Corn and Haricots Verts

by on September 23, 2011 in From the Kitchen

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In the Jordan kitchen, we always welcome the fall harvest season with our first basket of mission and kadota figs from the estate garden. One of our most-popular harvest lunch staples, Jordan’s Garden Fig Salad with Mixed Greens, Grilled Corn and Haricots Verts is our featured Chardonnay recipe for the 2011 fall season. It’s highlighted on the culinary [...]

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Harvest trailer video + guess our 2011 harvest start date

by on September 21, 2011 in From the Vineyards, News

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Within days, our first grapes from the 2011 vintage will be harvested. Join us to celebrate the season with a simple trivia contest. Can you guess the official start dates of harvest 2011? Post your answers for both Russian River Valley Chardonnay and Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon here on our blog, on Twitter or on [...]

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Wine Spectator video contest: vote for our entry “The Talking Grape”

by on September 12, 2011 in News

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The Talking Grape, our entry to the 2011 Wine Spectator Video Contest, has been selected as a finalist. Official winners of third, second and grand prize will be based entirely on quantity of votes, so we hope you enjoy our first video blending wine and fun–and wish to vote for us. Click here to watch our video [...]

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Time-lapse video: Cabernet Sauvignon grape veraison

by on September 3, 2011 in From the Vineyards

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Veraison, the onset of ripening, finally began in our estate Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in mid-August. We decided to make a time-lapse video so you could see how long the grapes took to change from green to red. Our Canon 5D camera stayed in the vineyard during daylight and snapped photos every few hours with a [...]

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#CabernetDay live chat with John Jordan 9/1/11 at 2 p.m. PST

by on August 30, 2011 in Events

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To celebrate Cabernet Day this Thursday, September 1, we’re hosting a live chat with John Jordan here on the blog at 2 p.m. PST. You can click on the video below during that time to watch John; questions can be posted in the comments box below. Also, at 3 p.m. PST that day, our Assistant Winemaker Ronald Du [...]

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Photography essay: seasons of the vineyard

by on August 24, 2011 in From the Vineyards

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Our video blog has gone two weeks without a video post. Wondering why? Laura and I have been hard at work in the editing studio, focusing on our entry to Wine Spectator’s annual video contest. Our contest entry combines the beauty of a grapevine’s life cycle with a fun twist, so we created a photo essay to [...]

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Jordan viticulturist receives award for contributions to agriculture

by on August 16, 2011 in News

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Viticulturist Brent Young has been named “Outstanding Young Person In Agri-Business” by the 2011 Sonoma County Harvest Fair. Brent was selected as one of this year’s honorees due to his extensive community service and leadership in the Sonoma County farming community. Winners will receive awards at the Harvest Fair Awards Gala in Santa Rosa on September 24. Since joining Jordan in 2008, [...]

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Dinner party ideas: a simple, fresh edible centerpiece from the garden

by on August 8, 2011 in From the Kitchen

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Summer is my favorite season because it makes throwing dinner parties so easy. Step into a garden or farmer’s market, and you have all the inspiration (and ingredients) you’ll need to entertain guests outdoors in wine country style. One of my newest table decor ideas is the edible centerpiece–a simple, elegant design that doubles as a healthy, colorful first course. Our friends at Taste of [...]

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Viewers Choice Video #4: Pairing Cabernet and cheese at winery tastings

by on August 1, 2011 in From the Kitchen

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As part of our first Viewers Choice Video Contest, Cortney from Los Angeles requested a video about how we select the artisanal cheeses paired with Jordan Cabernet Sauvignons during our daily tours and tastings.  In this video, Executive Chef Todd Knoll discusses his wine-and-cheese-pairing philosophy, as well as why cow’s milk cheeses pair best with Cabernet Sauvignon, how triple-cream cheeses interact with [...]

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Some cheese with your wine? Fun tips from our chef

by on July 27, 2011 in From the Kitchen

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The cheese course is a staple on the Jordan table, both for our daily tours and tastings and guest meals. As a prelude to our next Viewers’ Choice Contest video on cheese and wine pairing at Jordan, we’re offering advice on cheese and wine service in this week’s video. From serving cheese at the right temperature and selecting cheeses to cutting techniques and accoutrements [...]

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