Jordan Winery 2014 events calendar: Sonoma events and regional festivals to plan your next wine tasting

by on January 6, 2014 in Events, Featured

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Looking for a local wine tasting or wine country event? Here’s a sneak peek at Jordan Winery’s 2014 special event calendar, which includes new dinners and parties at the winery, as well as festivals across the country and key dates for Jordan Estate Rewards members. View our website’s winery event calendar and regional event calendar for ongoing [...]

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Jordan Estate Rewards Summer Appreciation Event Photos

by on January 2, 2014 in Events

Jordan Winery special events

Each summer, we host a Jordan Estate Rewards member Summer Appreciation event. It’s a festive affair that always takes place at a different location on Jordan Estate–with a different theme, menu, decor and live entertainment–all in the spirit of celebrating friendship. There is no ticket fee or points required; it’s our way of saying thank [...]

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Our most popular videos of 2013

by on December 30, 2013 in Featured, News

Jordan Winery Soft and Firm Ganche Chocolate Truffles photos

As the year draws to a close, we thought we’d share with you Jordan Winery’s top five most popular videos of 2013. Looking forward to making more entertaining, useful videos for our fans in the new year. Do you have a burning question about wine, food or hospitality? Please leave us a comment. You might [...]

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Christmas decorations for your holiday dinner table

by on December 17, 2013 in Featured, From the Heart

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The towering oak trees of Jordan Estate–with their evergreen foliage and swaying moss–were my inspiration for this holiday dinner table. Although this tablescape brings a hint of Christmas decorations to your dinner party, it’s also a subtle way to bring California wine country to your home during the winter months. The natural beauty of the [...]

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Aloha Christmas at Jordan event photos

by on December 7, 2013 in Events, Featured

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More than 200 Jordan Estate Rewards members turned out on a chilly, yet sunny Saturday afternoon for our annual Christmas at Jordan event. This year’s party celebrated the spirit of Hawaii, allowing our chef to show off his culinary roots (he grew up on the island of Oahu) and inspiring our events director to transform [...]

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2012 Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil: a tasting note video

by on November 25, 2013 in Featured, From the Land

Jordan Winery extra virgin olive oil

As I mentioned in a recent blog post, our 2012 Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil ($29) just released. With the busy harvest season, we finally found some time to create a video tasting note for our latest vintage. We hope you enjoy it. Jordan’s EVOO is available exclusively at jordanwinery.com.

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Gifts for Cooks: chef’s best kitchen gadgets and affordable tools

by on November 19, 2013 in Featured, From the Kitchen

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Looking for gifts for cooks this time of year? As a chef, I love gifting friends and family cooking tools. It’s an opportunity to share the latest kitchen gadgets that I’ve tested out–and even get ideas for cool equipment I want to add to the Jordan Winery pantry. Seven of the best, affordable kitchen gadgets [...]

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Fall Dessert Recipe: Dried Fuyu Persimmons with Dulcey Blond Chocolate and Sea Salt

by on November 12, 2013 in Featured, From the Kitchen

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This year’s bumper crop from our garden’s persimmon tree inspired this simple, delicious dessert made with dried persimmons and blond chocolate. The presentation alone makes these little delicacies perfect for dinner parties this holiday season (or even an unexpected surprise in your cookie exchange). What’s a blond chocolate, you might ask? French chocolatier Valrhona released its Dulcey New [...]

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Jordan Estate vegetable escabeche recipe and cooking tips

by on October 29, 2013 in Featured, From the Kitchen

JORDAN escabeche estate tour

Last summer, I began brainstorming recipe ideas for the Jordan Estate Tour & Tasting. Because this new tour offers visitors an inside look at the 1,200-acre Jordan Estate and features farm-fresh foods grown on property, I wanted the menu to be a colorful snapshot of whatever is harvested from the garden that morning. Enter the [...]

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2013 olive harvest begins at Jordan Estate today

by on October 24, 2013 in Featured, From the Land, News

jordan olive harvest

Jordan’s 2013 olive harvest kicked off this morning with a small orchard of Arbequina trees near our Merlot vineyard. The fog was thick and the air chilly enough for the pickers to see their breath, but spirits were high. Smiles gleamed across faces all morning because let’s face it: Harvest is the moment we’ve been [...]

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