Jordan Winery releases 2012 Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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

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Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil is now served lakeside at Seven Oaks during the new Estate Tour & Tasting. With the launch of our new Estate Tour & Tasting this month, Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil sales are soaring, and it’s time release our newest vintage: 2012 Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil. A true [...]

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Video report: harvest 2013 is underway at Jordan Winery

by on September 12, 2013 in Featured, From the Vineyards

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Harvest 2013 kicked off at Jordan on Friday, September 6, and we’re already half-way finished picking all of our Russian River Valley Chardonnay grapes. It’s shaping up to be a very quick, exciting harvest. The picking might be going fast, but those grapes have had a long, moderate growing season to fully develop beautiful flavors. [...]

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What people are saying about the Jordan Estate Tour & Tasting

by on September 11, 2013 in From the Heart, News

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We were all bouncing around the winery last Thursday like kids on Christmas morning. “Is it time yet? Is it time yet? Are they here? Are they here?” Our excited voices echoed down the hallways. The first-ever Jordan Estate Tour & Tasting was about to begin. This is a passion project that almost every employee–literally–has [...]

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Wine Spectator video contest finals: vote for us this week

by on September 9, 2013 in Featured, News

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Wine Spectator just announced the finalists for its seventh-annual video contest, and our “Pruning Season” video with grower Bret Munselle made the short list. Popular vote determines the winner, so we hope you’ll vote for “Pruning Season” by clicking here. Votes will be accepted through September 16. Due to the contest’s three-minute limit on video length, [...]

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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

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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

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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

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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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