Skuna Bay Salmon chef challenge event photos

by on April 18, 2013 in Events, From the Kitchen

Skuna Bay Salmon Summer Poke

Our Executive Chef Todd Knoll was a finalist in the first-annual Skuna Bay Salmon Chef Challenge, which challenged 30 chefs to create inventive salmon recipes for a chance to cook at the Kentucky Derby in May. The Jordan kitchen was the site of the competition’s Northern California finalist cook off last week, featuring Terry Letson of Fume Bistro [...]

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Video chat and online tasting with John Jordan on May 16

by on April 16, 2013 in Events, Featured

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A scene from our 2012 live video tasting with John Jordan and Rob Davis.   Join us on May 16 for live video chat sessions with John Jordan and our Director of Wine Greg Miller, featuring an exclusive tasting of Jordan’s new vintages. A series of tastings will be hosted online, one-night only, so RSVP now [...]

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New release tasting note videos: 2009 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon and 2011 Jordan Chardonnay

by on April 13, 2013 in Featured, From the Cellar

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The official release date for our new vintages is May 1, though Jordan Estate Rewards have pre-release access to order 2009 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon and 2011 Jordan Chardonnay throughout the month of April at the winery or our online shop. We’ll be hosting a live video chat and tasting online next month to celebrate the debut of our [...]

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Budbreak in the vineyards: spring 2013 vintage report video

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

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There is no mistaking it now—springtime is here at Jordan! As expected, although earlier than normal due to the unseasonably dry conditions and warm temperatures, our Russian River Chardonnay vines boldly led the way out of winter dormancy as early as late February, followed a few weeks later by our Alexander Valley Merlot, Malbec, Petit [...]

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The grapevines are bleeding

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

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The grapevines are bleeding! As the daylight hours continue to increase this time of year, the grapevines go through a fascinating reawakening after months of “sleeping.”  Thanks to the sunlight and warmer days, vineyard soil temperatures begin to rise and osmotic pressure–osmosis being the diffusion of water through the semi-permeable membrane of the vine root [...]

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The other Jordan winery spoofs our Gangnam Style video

by on March 22, 2013 in News

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We’ve been spoofed. Leave it to the folks at Jordan Wines of South Africa–the other Jordans–to make a smash-up parody of our Gangnam Style video with a montage of Harlem Shake scenes at their winery, vineyard and restaurant. The question is … which video do you prefer? And the bigger question: How will Jordan Winery [...]

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Grapevine pruning: the hard work of winter in wine country

by on March 20, 2013 in Featured, From the Vineyards


Winter. It’s the season for rejuvenation, not just for people but for plants as well. In wine country, winter is the time when vineyards sleep and recharge, waiting for the long, cold nights to get shorter and shorter. And the sun to rise earlier and earlier–a sign that spring is near. To celebrate the first day [...]

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2013 Jordan Estate Tales magazine digital edition debuts

by on March 2, 2013 in Featured, News

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Every February, we take a deep breath and exhale to celebrate the completion of Estate Tales, our annual magazine–six months in the making. We think our eighth volume of Estate Tales, which debuts this week in our Jordan Estate Rewards members’ e-newsletter, is our best effort to date. Check out the digital version here. We spent a [...]

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Jordan Winery wins three video awards at noted wine conference

by on February 13, 2013 in News


The Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium hosted its second-annual Video Awards contest last month, and we’re thrilled to announce that Jordan Winery received three awards. I was quite surprised that our spooky night harvest video beat out Gangnam Style for Best Viral Video. It just goes to show that you never know what artistic aspects of a video will [...]

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Wine Enthusiast recognizes Jordan Winery video at Wine Star Awards Gala in New York

by on February 11, 2013 in Events, Featured, News

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  Wine Enthusiast Magazine added a twist to its legendary Wine Star Awards Gala this year–an impromptu showing of our Gangnam Style parody video. Nearly 500 guests gathered in the New York Public Library for the festive affair, which honors the wine industry’s most notable leaders each year. It’s the Oscars of the wine business. While [...]

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