Harvesting white asparagus

by on February 8, 2010 in From the Kitchen

El Niño, characterized by unusually warm temperatures in the Pacific Ocean near the equator, caused a wave of January rainstorms in Sonoma County—and an early harvest in our garden thus far this season. On January 15, our white asparagus arrived two months early, so we recorded a video of Sous Chef Manuel burying the asparagus to deprive [...]

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Winter winery projects: a message from John Jordan

by on February 6, 2010 in News

Though our grapevines are sleeping this time of year, it has been a busy winter here at Jordan with lots of exciting additions to continuously elevate the experience we offer our valued guests. Here’s my latest video message highlighting some of the changes you may notice during your next visit to the estate. We hope [...]

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Floral design tips for parties and events

by on February 5, 2010 in From the Heart

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A Valentine’s Day recipe recommendation

by on February 5, 2010 in From the Kitchen

Last week, I interviewed with Tom Simoneau from our local news talk radio station, KSRO, for his Wine Minutes segment in honor of Valentine’s Day. Here’s a quick video discussing the Duck Confit recipe recommended to his listeners. The recipe, as well as a link to download it from our website, are included below. Wishing [...]

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A Valentine’s Day floral tip: personalizing a last-minute gift

by on February 4, 2010 in News

I’ve been enamored with flowers ever since grade school, when my father started the tradition of giving me a fresh bouquet every year on Valentine’s Day. Here’s a quick video tip for anyone purchasing flowers as a gift. (If your local grocery store doesn’t have a floral department, you can use the same approach at [...]

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Chef Todd’s tip #1: the Marcona kick stand

by on February 2, 2010 in From the Kitchen

When conceiving ideas for menus, we work backward: We start in the garden and at the store, taking inspiration from the seasonal fruits and vegetables available. The citrus season is at its peak, so beautiful, ripe blood oranges and Meyer lemons were the cornerstone ingredients in our dessert served Thursday, a financier pastry topped with a blood-orange, [...]

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Welcome to The Journey: a message from John Jordan

by on January 31, 2010 in News

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About our blogroll

by on January 31, 2010 in News

It’s an exciting time for wine enthusiasts. The wealth of online sources for information, enlightenment and enjoyment is unprecedented. That brings me to our blogroll. There are so many wonderful wine, food and travel bloggers out there we want to promote with recommended links to their blogs. We’re new to the blog world and plan [...]

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FlightSafety training in Southern California

by on January 26, 2010 in News

My friends and colleagues know I have three passions in life: running the winery, flying airplanes and bass fishing. Every January, I get to partake in one of the less-exciting aspects of being a pilot and operating a business jet: FlightSafety International training at the Long Beach Learning Center. FlightSafety is the world’s leading aviation [...]

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John Jordan video: a life-changing vacation

by on January 21, 2010 in From the Heart

While growing up in Alexander Valley, I never thought my career would involve overseeing the day-to-day operations of my family’s winery. An unexpected conversation with my dad during a family vacation in 2005 changed my career path.

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