The Ferrari of bottling lines unveiled at Jordan Winery

by on June 29, 2013 in From the Cellar, News

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A new kind of super car revved its engine at Jordan just days ago. Jordan Winery’s new, state-of-the-art bottling equipment is considered the “Ferrari of bottling lines” by the wine world. The craftsmanship and quality is incomparable. Fueled by Jordan 2012 Russian River Chardonnay, this bottling line is a collection of different technologies hand-selected by [...]

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Jordan Winery receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award

by on June 27, 2013 in News

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TripAdvisor recently announced its 2013 Certificate of Excellence award recipients, and Jordan Vineyard & Winery is honored to receive this award of distinction for our visitor experiences. Only the top 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award for their hospitality excellence and consistently outstanding traveler reviews. We hope you’ll visit us soon. Don’t forget: [...]

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Carnival Spring at Jordan event: photo and video highlights

by on June 18, 2013 in Events

Spring at Jordan event

Nearly 250 guests turned out for our annual new release party, Spring at Jordan, which celebrated the debut of Jordan 2011 Chardonnay and 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon. This year’s theme transformed the winery chateau and its sweeping lawns into a whimsical carnival—replete with inventive cuisine and live entertainment fit for the big top. Next year’s event will be [...]

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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

Wine Blog Awards winners - Jordan Winery

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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