Jordan Winery estate now open to the public through Estate Tour & Tasting experience

by on June 13, 2013 in Featured, News

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After four decades of hosting tours and tastings by appointment at its iconic chateau, Jordan Vineyard & Winery is launching our first Estate Tour & Tasting experience. 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 showcasing foods grown on the property with a backdrop of stunning [...]

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Jordan Winery wins two titles at the 2013 Wine Blog Awards

by on June 11, 2013 in Featured, News

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Nearly 200 wine bloggers from North America gathered in British Columbia last weekend for the annual Wine Bloggers Conference and its grand finale event, the coveted Wine Blog Awards ceremony. We’re thrilled to announce that The Journey of Jordan Winery took home two 2013 Wine Blog Awards: Best Winery Blog and Best Original Photography or Video [...]

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Flowering, fruit set and what grapevines have in common with Jabba the Hutt

by on June 7, 2013 in From the Vineyards

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Like the yellow snails loitering on the guyot-trained grapevines of Meursault and the vile, “gangster” gastropod Jabba the Hutt of Star Wars, the flowers of Vitis vinifera grapevines are hermaphroditic.That is right! Simply put, they possess both male and female parts. For cultivated grapevines rooted here in Earth’s lithosphere, these hermaphrodites are considered “perfect flowers.” Perfect [...]

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Dry rub recipes: how to make a dry rub base and three ethnic spice rubs

by on June 5, 2013 in Featured, From the Kitchen


We are fortunate in Sonoma wine country to be able to fire up the terrace grill almost year-round, but summer is still the season when we grill the most–and stock up on my favorite, ethnic dry rub blends to get us through the season. In this video, I demonstrate how to make the Jordan house [...]

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Director’s Quarterly Letter: a seasonal look inside Jordan Vineyard & Winery (1st Edition, Spring 2013)

by on May 23, 2013 in Featured, News

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At large, Punxsutawney Phil’s 2013 prognostication for an early spring did little for his already less-than-stellar batting average, but here in Sonoma, his stock has gone up amongst local winegrowers. This year’s winter and spring climatic conditions stumped us all, vines included. February Sonoma temperatures hit highs in the ‘60s in all but one day, [...]

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Will you vote for us? 2013 Wine Blog Awards finalists announced

by on May 21, 2013 in Featured, News


  Finalists were unveiled yesterday for the 2013 Wine Blog Awards, and we’re honored to be nominated for both Best Original Photography or Video on a Wine Blog and Best Winery Blog. Voting is open through midnight on Friday, May 24, so vote for your favorite wine blogs here. Winners of each category will be [...]

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Video chat and online tasting here on May 16

by on May 15, 2013 in From the Cellar

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Watch live streaming video from jordanwinery at Join us this Thursday, May 16, for a live web video chat and new release tasting with John Jordan and Director of Wine Greg Miller. A series of tastings will be hosted, so friends across the country can participate: THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013 3 p.m. PST / 6 [...]

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Between the Vines: a spring growing season update (frost season)

by on May 12, 2013 in News

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Can you hear that? Those are the exhales of the winegrowers, echoing off the west walls of the Mayacamas Mountains throughout the Alexander Valley. As the nighttime temperatures continue to inch away from any danger of spring frost, and with an April low of just 38°F, it seems we have made it over the first [...]

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Watch our grapevines grow (budbreak time-lapse video)

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


  For a few years, we’ve experimented with time-lapse video around Jordan Estate. The time-lapse shooting process required daily attention–a Canon 5D camera had to be set-up each morning and removed at night to protect it from the elements–which was easy to do when capturing the winery chateau changing colors during fall and much more [...]

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Seasons of the Vineyard: Spring (a wine education video series)

by on May 7, 2013 in Featured, From the Vineyards

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Over the next year, we’ll be documenting the life cycle and growing season of grapevines in our first video series, “Seasons of the Vineyard.” With our “Seasons of the Vineyard: Spring” video, Director of Wine Greg Miller offers an inside look at this season in wine country. It’s a beautiful time of year to visit [...]

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