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2016 harvest

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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Photo Gallery of the Month: Grape Harvest 2016
Behind the Scenes / Photo Essays / What's New / October 26, 2016

After 40 years as winemaker at Jordan, 2012 ranks as the best vintage I’ve ever experienced. I thought I’d never see another vintage like that again, especially not this soon. But, 2016 was phenomenal—truly superb. […]

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Sia “Cheap Thrills” Parody | Jordan Winery “Grape Thrills” Official Music Video
Featured / What's New / October 5, 2016

Just in time for Sia’s Nostalgic for the Present Tour, Jordan Winery’s most ambitious music video parody premieres this week. It’s a vinous rendition of Sia’s hit “Cheap Thrills” aptly entitled, “Grape Thrills.” Inspired by the performance […]

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Jordan Winemaker Q&A | Harvest Challenges, Farming Techniques
Behind the Scenes / What's New / September 15, 2016

This year marks the 40th anniversary of our first vintage at Jordan, so Sonoma County Vintners asked Winemaker Rob Davis, who has crafted every vintage of Jordan since 1976, to contribute to the new Vintner […]

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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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