Vine grafting: Cabernet, Merlot vineyards become Petit Verdot, Malbec

by on July 7, 2011 in From the Vineyards

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In May, we embarked on our first grapevine grafting project since completion of the Jordan Estate soil mapping study. Using results from the study, we identified certain vineyard blocks, which had soil composition more suitable to Petit Verdot and Malbec. Technology is a beautiful thing. Approximately 3.2 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon were earmarked for grafting to Malbec, and roughly 3.3 [...]

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Exciting changes to our Jordan Estate Rewards loyalty program

by on June 30, 2011 in News

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I’m pleased to announce a few changes to Jordan Estate Rewards. To celebrate the third anniversary of our member loyalty program, we’re saying goodbye to our points expiration policy, changing our overnight stay to an Indulge-level reward and adding a new bonus point offer for regional event attendance. We’ll be posting a video on our web page [...]

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Chef Knoll’s Hawaiian Tiradito recipe featured by Wine Enthusiast

by on June 27, 2011 in From the Kitchen, News

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Executive Chef Todd Knoll’s new Hawaiian Tiradito recipe is featured this month on Wine Enthusiast‘s website. This light, refreshing recipe is an homage to Chef Knoll’s childhood memories of Hawaii, melding both Polynesian and Chinese cuisine. Tiradito is a soft cross of a traditional Latin ceviche with Japanese sashimi preparation and makes for the perfect beginning to a summer dinner or even [...]

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Vote for us June 21-27: 2011 Wine Blog Awards finalists

by on June 21, 2011 in News

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Voting is now open for the 2011 Wine Blog Awards. We’re thrilled to share news that The Journey of Jordan has been nominated in two categories: Best Winery Blog and Best Graphics, Photography, Presentation. Winners of each category will be determined 50% by public vote and 50% by official judges vote, so we encourage all our fans to cast [...]

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Viewers Choice Video #2: how we make videos; tips and learnings

by on June 21, 2011 in From the Heart

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As part of our first Viewers Choice Video Contest, Sue from New Jersey requested a video about how we make Jordan Winery videos, from selecting locations and topics to advice on lighting and editing. In these two videos, Laura Petersen and I reflect on how much we’ve learned about video production over the past 18 months–and [...]

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Viewers Choice Video #1: The People Behind Jordan Wines

by on June 13, 2011 in From the Heart

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As part of our Viewers Choice Video Contest, Greg from New York City (one of our friends on Snooth) requested a video about the people who work at Jordan Estate. This is our first video in the “People Behind Jordan Wines” series, where key members of the winemaking, viticulture, culinary teams talk about not only their [...]

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Meet Chris Avery, our new National Sales Director

by on June 10, 2011 in News

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If you attend winemaker dinners or wine festivals, such as next week’s Food & Wine Classic in Aspen or the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival in October, you’ll most likely meet Chris Avery, our new National Sales Director. He conducts seminars, hosts dinners, and pours at tastings around the country throughout the year [...]

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The life of a true cork dork: cork harvesting, making, quality testing

by on June 2, 2011 in From the Cellar

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I guess you could say all winemakers are “cork dorks,” but since my job also entails overseeing the bottling of our wines every June, I must confess that I’m also a dork about the corks that go into Jordan wine. (Or as Rob likes to call me, The Cork Czar.) Our first bottles of 2009 Jordan [...]

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New release video: 2010 Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil

by on May 20, 2011 in From the Land, News

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The cool growing season in 2010 allowed us to produce what I believe is our best vintage of olive oil to date. In this 2010 Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil tasting note video, I discuss the weather, fruit ripening and making of our latest vintage, as well as the award-winning oil’s flavors, texture and myriad uses in the kitchen. Released officially [...]

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Spring at Jordan event photographs, highlights

by on May 17, 2011 in Events

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More than 200 guests attended last weekend’s Spring at Jordan event, which is held annually to celebrate our new releases. This year, we transformed our chateau and terrace into a bountiful farmers market–a fitting backdrop for the debut of our 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009 Chardonnay and 2010 Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Though the weather was unseasonably cool, [...]

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