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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Jordan Estate Rewards news: double points through October 12

by on October 5, 2011 in News

harvest lunches at jordan winery

Nine times a year, Jordan Estate Rewards members receive a special e-newsletter from Jordan, featuring exclusive wine offers from our library, videos, recipes, regional event announcements and more. Bonus rewards points are also offered in select months, such as October. Members always earn three Jordan Estate Rewards points for every dollar spent at the winery, excluding tax [...]

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Harvest 2011: videos and photos from our first week of crush

by on September 30, 2011 in From the Vineyards


The 2011 harvest kicked off at Jordan in the wee hours of the morning on Monday, September 26, with our first gondolas of Chardonnay night-harvested in the Russian River Valley. It is more expensive to pick grapes at night, but for our house style of a balanced, elegant Chardonnay with bright stone fruit, we believe [...]

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

by on September 23, 2011 in From the Kitchen


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

jordan winery harvest video

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

jordan winery talking grape video

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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