Instagrape: the life of a grapevine through Instagram photos

by on August 29, 2013 in Featured, From the Vineyards

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Digital Media Coordinator Erin Malone had the awesome idea to capture the life cycle of a grape–from vine to table–through a series of Instagram photos. I dubbed her idea, “Instagrape,” and it’s our main entry into this year’s Wine Spectator video contest. Through 175 Instagram photos, every aspect of a Cabernet Sauvignon grape’s life–pruning, budbreak, flowering, veraison, [...]

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Watch Jordan grapevines grow (time-lapse video of budbreak to veraison)

by on August 27, 2013 in Featured, From the Vineyards

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Last spring, we announced our latest time-lapse video experiment: capturing a grapevine’s entire life cycle on camera, from budbreak in March all the way through leaves falling in December. Our first video showed the grapevines awaking from their winter sleep and pushing new buds, but we haven’t shared any new video footage from the project [...]

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Introducing the Jordan Estate miniature donkeys

by on August 26, 2013 in Featured, From the Land

Jordan winery donkeys

Guests who visit Jordan to experience our new Estate Tour & Tasting will be greeted by Goose and Maverick–a pair of friendly, miniature donkeys–who joined our growing family of animals this summer. The Jordans have a long history of adopting animals that need a happy home–everything from pygmy goats and wild boars to turtles, dogs and cats. [...]

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Between the Vines: a summer growing season update

by on August 14, 2013 in Featured, From the Vineyards

Jordan Cabernet grapes veraison

In my last blog post, I expressed skepticism about the “free ride” Mother Nature had provided this year with the early, but perfect, budbreak, flowering and fruit set. As it turns out, foolish were those who danced in the sun in celebration, wise were they who called the bluff. The 2013 growing season has been [...]

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Remembering the Jordan Playboy

by on August 13, 2013 in From the Heart

2013 John and Sally Jordan with Jordan Playboy vintage car

Almost a century ago, a newcomer to the American car market, Cleveland’s Jordan Motor Car Company, turned heads with the attractive styling and innovations of Jordan cars. Founded in 1916 by Ned Jordan, Jordan was also one of the first automakers to christen its model types with evocative names, such as the Sport Marine (with [...]

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A weekend at Jordan with sommeliers

by on July 24, 2013 in Events, Featured

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Each summer, we host sommeliers from different cities for weekend getaways to Alexander Valley wine country. It’s not uncommon for wineries and trade associations to bring their top customers to California to learn more about winemaking practices and what sets a particular producer or wine region apart from the rest. These types of trips usually [...]

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Robin Thicke “Blurred Lines” parody ~ Jordan Winery music video “Blurred Vines”

by on July 9, 2013 in Featured, From the Vineyards

Jordan Winery Blurred Vines

Jordan Winery’s parody music video of “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke. In the world of wine, there are two types of men: wine geeks and wine dudes. Geeks obsess over wine lists, wine scores and winemaking techniques. Dudes love their wine but don’t take it too seriously. Who gets the girl? Watch “Blurred Vines” to [...]

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The Ferrari of bottling lines unveiled at Jordan Winery

by on June 29, 2013 in From the Cellar, News

New Bottling Line Jordan Winery

A new kind of super car revved its engine at Jordan just days ago. Jordan Winery’s new, state-of-the-art bottling equipment is considered the “Ferrari of bottling lines” by the wine world. The craftsmanship and quality is incomparable. Fueled by Jordan 2012 Russian River Chardonnay, this bottling line is a collection of different technologies hand-selected by [...]

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Jordan Winery receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award

by on June 27, 2013 in News

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TripAdvisor recently announced its 2013 Certificate of Excellence award recipients, and Jordan Vineyard & Winery is honored to receive this award of distinction for our visitor experiences. Only the top 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award for their hospitality excellence and consistently outstanding traveler reviews. We hope you’ll visit us soon. Don’t forget: [...]

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Carnival Spring at Jordan event: photo and video highlights

by on June 18, 2013 in Events

Spring at Jordan event

Nearly 250 guests turned out for our annual new release party, Spring at Jordan, which celebrated the debut of Jordan 2011 Chardonnay and 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon. This year’s theme transformed the winery chateau and its sweeping lawns into a whimsical carnival—replete with inventive cuisine and live entertainment fit for the big top. Next year’s event will be [...]

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