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2016 growing season

Photo Gallery of the Month: 2016 Olive Harvest at Jordan Winery
Behind the Scenes / Featured / Photo Essays / What's New / November 8, 2016

After a weekend of heavy rain, our nineteenth estate olive harvest began in Alexander Valley under blue skies on November 1—exactly two months after the start of grape crush. The week of sunny, warm days […]


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Cool Weather Delays Russian River Chardonnay Harvest | a 2016 Growing Season Report
Behind the Scenes / Featured / Photo Essays / What's New / August 27, 2016

Hurry up and wait. August is the final mile of the marathon for cool-climate grapes like Chardonnay, and it’s usually the month with the hottest days, pushing the grapes to full ripeness before harvest. Usually. […]


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Photo Gallery of the Month: Veraison Thinning of the Grapes
Behind the Scenes / Photo Essays / What's New / August 18, 2016

Quality winemaking requires sacrifice. Every summer, in late July and early August, we begin the tedious (and melancholy) process of thinning grapes after veraison. Even in years like 2015 and 2016, when yields are low […]


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Photo Gallery of the Month: Veraison of Cabernet Grapes | 2016 Alexander Valley Vintage Report
Behind the Scenes / Photo Essays / What's New / July 25, 2016

July is always a colorful time in the vineyards. Red wine grapes begin their transition from hard, bitter and green to soft, ripe and purple–known as veraison. By the end of this week, we expect Cabernet Sauvignon, […]


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Spring Growing Season Report | Jordan 2016 Vintage
Behind the Scenes / Featured / What's New / June 10, 2016

With El Niño now behind us, you wouldn’t know by the green-carpeted rows of vineyards and emerald hills that Sonoma County has been experiencing a drought for the last four years. After ample rainfall of […]


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2016 Vintage Winter Weather Report from Jordan Vineyards
Behind the Scenes / What's New / March 11, 2016

Mother Nature has been good to us so far in 2016, delivering more than 21 inches of rain to date and an additional 4-plus inches are predicted by the end of this week. Currently, the 21 […]


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