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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Viewers’ Choice Video Contest: you choose next month’s video topics

by on May 5, 2011 in News

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The first-ever Jordan Winery Viewers’ Choice Video Contest begins now. For more than a year, we’ve created videos that focus on myriad topics we thought our friends and fellow wine lovers would find interesting and useful. This month, we want to hear your ideas. What video topics would you like to see highlighted in next month’s video blog [...]

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New release videos: 2007 Jordan Cabernet and 2009 Chardonnay

by on April 28, 2011 in From the Cellar, News

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2007 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley releases officially on May 1. 2009 Jordan Chardonnay Russian River Valley releases officially on May 1.   In my 35 years as winemaker at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, I cannot recall a more exciting time to be working with these wines. We are truly entering a winemaking Renaissance, thanks to John [...]

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Piper Cub airplane helps create a new home for our redwood water tank

by on April 20, 2011 in From the Heart

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An avid pilot since age 17, John Jordan tells the story of how his decision to purchase a J-3 Piper Cub last summer led to an ambitious building project and new aerial farming tool for our vineyard team. John is a former Naval officer and history buff who enjoys a dry martini and a fine [...]

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Best of the Bay TV profile: Jordan Winery embraces new technology

by on April 17, 2011 in News

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Shauna Sever, host of NBC’s popular Best of the Bay television show, visited the winery last month to talk with John Jordan about how we’ve successfully integrated new technologies into winemaking, sales, hospitality and communications while staying true to our roots in old-world artistry. Best of the Bay’s Jordan Winery segment will air on Saturday, April 23, at 8:30 [...]

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Video: demonstrating the old-world art of making a wine barrel

by on April 15, 2011 in From the Cellar

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Every winter, new French and American oak barrels are crafted and delivered to the winery for aging our youngest vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon. I always take the opportunity to visit Nadalié cooperage in Calistoga, one of our barrel makers, to monitor the making of our American oak barrels in action. (Nadalié also makes our French oak barrels in France.) We [...]

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Montage video: a year in wine country with Jordan Vineyard & Winery

by on April 9, 2011 in News

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It’s amazing to think that more than one year has past since we debuted this video blog. On behalf of everyone at Jordan, thank you for watching our videos, reading our blog posts and joining us on our journey to share the arts of winemaking, viticulture and wine country hospitality. To celebrate our anniversary, we created a montage [...]

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Winery newsletter comes to life with digital magazine technology

by on March 30, 2011 in News

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Our first newsletter, Estate Tales, debuted just before John Jordan took the reins about five years ago. The glossy, oversized, print publication has been a colorful way to share behind-the-scenes stories about the Jordan Estate with our daily winery guests and loyal customers. With the print world changing rapidly in recent years,  we’ve decided to give our 2011 edition of Estate Tales [...]

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