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

Wine & Spirits Restaurant Poll Most Popular Cabernet 2014

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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United Way names John Jordan Philanthropist of the Year

by on March 15, 2014 in Featured, From the Heart, News

United Way Philanthropist of the Year Award, John Jordan, Jordan Winery

United Way of wine country honored John Jordan as the 2014 Philanthropist of the Year at its annual Tocqueville Society luncheon, hosted at Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant on March 7. John Jordan, CEO of John Jordan Vineyard & Winery, was recognized for his extraordinary generosity and the impact of his work for our community. “In honoring [...]

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Jordan Guzzle Buddy unveiled in “Cougar Town” infomercial spoof

by on March 5, 2014 in News

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The Guzzle Buddy wine device made its debut on TBS’s “Cougar Town” last night. Loved seeing this infomercial spoof with a full demonstration using bottles of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon. Great lines! Pouring wine is such a chore. Ouch! Wine wrist. Plug it and chug it. Pouring is boring. Check out the #guzzlybuddy post on their Facebook [...]

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Second Sunset Supper at Vista Point wine dinner announced

by on March 4, 2014 in Events, Featured

2014 Jordan Winery Sunset Supper dinner in the vineyard

  Last month, we unveiled our first-ever Sunset Supper at Vista Point event to Jordan Estate Rewards members, and it sold out within two days. We thought wine lovers would be intrigued by a dinner in the vineyard event, hosted on Jordan Estate’s highest hilltop at sunset, but we didn’t realize it would be this popular. [...]

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Inaugural Valentine’s Dinner at Jordan photos and menu

by on February 21, 2014 in Events, Featured

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Last weekend, we hosted our first-ever Valentine’s Dinner for Jordan Estate Rewards members. Thirty guests turned out for a decadent, seven-course meal prepared by our chef (menu below) and paired with an array of Jordan vintages. Guests also previewed the 2010 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon, which releases officially on May 1. Valentine’s Dinner in the Dining Room [...]

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San Francisco restaurants: latest food and wine trends

by on February 18, 2014 in News

Photo credit: Maggie Hoffman, SeriousEats.com

In the second installment of our regional spotlight series, we asked local experts in the city by the bay to share their thoughts on the latest food and wine trends emerging in San Francisco’s dining scene. These four topped their lists. Elite chefs going casual continues. When chef Michael Tusk of Quince, one of the [...]

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Grapevine pruning experiment keeps plants, people healthy

by on February 15, 2014 in From the Vineyards

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Pruning grapevines during their winter dormancy period remains the most expensive type of vineyard work we do each year. The practice is tedious and downright tiring with a lot of repetitive motion—it is both an art and a science, as described in our last pruning video. The Jordan viticulture team of four usually spends the [...]

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Inside look at the 2014 drought in Sonoma County wine country

by on February 13, 2014 in Featured, From the Vineyards

Lake Mendocino during 2014 drought, by George Rose

Brian Brett, a poet and farmer, once said, “Farming is a profession of hope.” For farmers who aren’t in control of their water sources, hope might be the only option in this recording-shattering drought year. Last month, while most of the United States braced against the bitterly cold temperatures of a rare polar vortex, that [...]

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