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2016 vintage

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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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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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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Photo Gallery of the Month: Summer Vineyards Fruit Set
Behind the Scenes / Photo Essays / What's New / June 21, 2016

This month, the grapevine berries have formed and are beginning to grow. This critical time in the development of the vine is called fruit set. As discussed in our recent spring flowering blog post, May weather was […]

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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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