Jordan named one of TripAdvisor’s Top 10 U.S. Winery Tours

by on October 9, 2013 in News

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TripAdvisor just announced its list of the Top 10 Winery Tours in America, and Jordan earned the no. 6 spot. We are honored to receive this recognition from our visitors and thrilled to be the top-rated Sonoma County winery on the list. Read TripAdvisor’s official announcement here. Other California wineries that made the list include [...]

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Video montage: scenes from 2013 harvest at Jordan Winery

by on October 4, 2013 in Featured, From the Vineyards

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I love the autumn days when my alarm clock goes off at 5:30 a.m.–yes, I said five-thirty in the morning–because I know I’ll be in the middle of a hilltop vineyard in 90 minutes, capturing video footage of harvest. It’s pitch black when I leave my house, and by the time I climb up to [...]

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Uncorking 1981 Jordan Cabernet: new tastings notes for a special Jordan Estate Rewards member wine offer

by on October 3, 2013 in From the Cellar

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In preparation for next week’s e-newsletter for Jordan Estate Rewards members, we dipped into the cellar yesterday and uncorked two bottles from the 1981 vintage: a 750mL regular bottle and a 1.5L magnum. 1981 is a featured library vintage offered exclusively to members through our October e-newsletter. The Guest Services team and I tasted these [...]

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When to pick grapes: grape sampling, sugar testing and trusting our palates

by on September 26, 2013 in Featured, From the Vineyards

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Within view but often unnoticed beyond the grapes gliding across Jordan’s sorting table, the information needed to make one of the most important decisions in winemaking is materializing. That is, of course, the decision of when to pick the grapes, and the means of gathering this information is through vineyard-block sampling. “What is sampling?” you [...]

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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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