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Vintage Release Videos: 2008 Jordan Cabernet and 2010 Chardonnay
Eat & Drink / What's New / April 9, 2012

On the eve of two very special birthdays at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, we’re thrilled to share two new releases that capture the heart of our winemaking style—balance, elegance and full expression of fruit—the qualities […]


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Video: 2010 vintage harvest report, Alexander and Russian River valleys
Behind the Scenes / What's New / November 4, 2010

It’s easy to generalize a vintage as classic or mediocre. Or as winemakers like to say, “challenging.” My definition of the 2010 vintage? Well, it was the best of times and the worst of times. Defined […]


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Winemaking video: using wind machines after rain
Behind the Scenes / September 20, 2010

Weather forecasters reported that a storm would roll through Sonoma County wine country last weekend. Needless to say, we were concerned — but we were also prepared. Working in vineyards where nature and nurture go hand in hand […]


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Video: cool weather, grape veraison and thinning fruit before harvest
Behind the Scenes / August 24, 2010

In last week’s video on leaf pulling, we mentioned that summer temperatures in Northern Sonoma County have been 10-20 degrees below normal. Veraison, when the green grapes change color and increase their sugar levels, started […]


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How to video: shoot thinning and suckering grapevines
Behind the Scenes / June 10, 2010

Watch the suckering process in this video to learn why shoot thinning is so important to making quality wine. The three most important vineyard management steps in the annual lifecycle of a grapevine are pruning […]


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Springtime snow on the mountains
Behind the Scenes / What's New / April 2, 2010

An interesting cold front lingered over the Alexander Valley and its vineyards earlier this week. Geyser Peak (3,455 feet elevation) and the surrounding mountains were dusted with snow, high above the vineyards on the valley […]


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A winter growing season update from our organic garden
Behind the Scenes / January 15, 2010

The mild winters of Alexander Valley mean our organic gardens continue to afford us a weekly bounty of vegetables to inspire dishes for our guests. In this video, I discuss what’s growing this month in […]


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