New Jordan Estate Tour & Tasting video

by on May 9, 2014 in Featured, News

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The first full season of the new Jordan Estate Tour & Tasting is underway. Guests journey beyond our winery chateau to remote corners of the serene Jordan Estate to savor Jordan wines, olive oil and our chef’s cuisine—all paired with breathtaking views. Get a sneak peek in our latest video and request a reservation on [...]

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Getting Fit for Jordan wines: a 1980s-inspired music video for National Fitness Month

by on May 1, 2014 in Featured, From the Heart, News

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Jordan’s latest vintages–2012 Chardonnay and 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon–release nationally on May 1. John Jordan and Winemaker Rob Davis are REALLY excited. Like so totally excited that they just can’t hide it. And since May is National Fitness Month, we decided to make a 1980s-inspired music video to get everyone ready for our new wines. Let’s [...]

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Our favorite things to do in Healdsburg and Sonoma wine country

by on April 22, 2014 in From the Heart, News

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One of the best parts about working in Sonoma wine country is getting to hang out in this beautifully diverse corner of Northern California. Days off can be like a vacation in our own backyard. I asked a few Jordan employees to share their favorite things to do around Sonoma County. Here’s our top five [...]

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New edition of Jordan Estate Tales wine country magazine debuts

by on April 19, 2014 in From the Heart, News

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Every year at Jordan, I challenge our talented staff to elevate their respective crafts—whether in the cellar, the kitchen, the vineyard or the offices. Somehow, these new enhancements to Jordan wines and hospitality always end up involving a construction project. A wood-fired oven for our chef. A barn for our cattle program. A new composting area [...]

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First full season of new epicurean excursion begins at Jordan

by on April 17, 2014 in Featured, News

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Jordan Vineyard & Winery begins the first full season of our new Estate Tour & Tasting experience today. Guests will journey to remote corners of the nearly 1,200-acre Jordan Estate to enjoy a farm-to-table, wine-and-food-tasting excursion with a backdrop of stunning vistas. Reservation requests are now being accepted at jordanwinery.com/visit for tours hosted Thursday through Monday until November 10, [...]

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Time lapse video: 365 days with a Cabernet grapevine

by on April 15, 2014 in Featured, From the Vineyards

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Our first outdoor time-lapse video experiment is complete. We captured one year of a grapevine’s life at Jordan Estate, from winter pruning through budbreak, flowering, fruit set, veraison, harvest fall foliage and winter dormancy again. This year, we are moving the camera closer to the vine in hopes of getting close-up shots of the grape [...]

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New release wines: Jordan 2010 Cabernet and 2012 Chardonnay

by on April 2, 2014 in Featured, From the Cellar, News

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“European winemaking is a history of empirical experience.” Those were the words André Tchelistcheff, the great wine guru, once said to me while we were driving to visit a winery in France. As our 39th growing season begins here in Sonoma County, I realize just how much I agree with his observation. Our winemaking skills [...]

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John Jordan to Open Jedi Training Academy in Wine Country

by on April 1, 2014 in Featured, News

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New legion of Jedi Masters will protect the Wine Republic against the enemies of fruit HEALDSBURG, Calif. (April 1, 2014)–The first-ever Jedi Training Academy is set to break ground in Sonoma County wine country this spring in a remote corner of Alexander Valley, less than an hour’s drive from George Lucas’ famed Skywalker Ranch. The [...]

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Budbreak arrives with force: what this means for the 2014 harvest

by on March 28, 2014 in Featured, From the Vineyards

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Our vineyards slept through the driest winter on record in Sonoma County in 120 years, and after some welcomed rains in February, they’ve awoken from their dormancy with force. Budbreak began about one week earlier than usual for our vineyards. (This was partly due to weather and the timing of pruning.) Days in early March [...]

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Jordan ranked no. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon in 2014 Restaurant Poll

by on March 18, 2014 in Featured, News

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The results of Wine & Spirits magazine’s 25th annual Restaurant Poll are in, and according to magazine editors, it shows the greatest strength in restaurant wine since the Great Recession of 2008. Seventy percent of respondents reported that wine sales have increased as a percentage of their restaurant’s total sales. Jordan is thrilled to have earned [...]

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