Posts Tagged ‘brent young’

Petit Verdot grape thinning experiment to elevate quality

by on July 25, 2012 in Featured, From the Vineyards

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We constantly experiment in the vineyards, always seeking ways to improve fruit quality and uniformity of the grape clusters–which ultimately leads to a higher quality wine. Trying to push the bar even higher with Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon is no easy task. We use precision farming techniques based on our soil mapping study and continue to [...]

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Jordan viticulturist receives award for contributions to agriculture

by on August 16, 2011 in News

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Viticulturist Brent Young has been named “Outstanding Young Person In Agri-Business” by the 2011 Sonoma County Harvest Fair. Brent was selected as one of this year’s honorees due to his extensive community service and leadership in the Sonoma County farming community. Winners will receive awards at the Harvest Fair Awards Gala in Santa Rosa on September 24. Since joining Jordan in 2008, [...]

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Soil mapping video: precision farming with resistivity technology

by on October 15, 2010 in From the Vineyards

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We’ve nearly completed a comprehensive soil mapping study of every Jordan estate vineyard block. What does that mean? We’re rediscovering our dirt to continue elevating grape quality. When I started working at Jordan in 2008, I asked Winemaker Rob Davis how I could work in the vineyards to help him achieve his winemaking goals. He explained how [...]

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Leaf pulling video: preparing grapevines for ripening

by on August 10, 2010 in From the Vineyards

After the grapes bloom and tiny berries form into full grape clusters, it’s time for the important practice of leaf pulling, captured in the above video. Our vineyard team pulls leaves away from the area just above a grapevine’s cordon, or arms, where grape clusters grow. Removing targeted leaves allows for increased air movement and [...]

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Budbreak video: a look at the start of our season

by on April 19, 2010 in From the Vineyards

The 2010 growing season officially began in late March when our Merlot vineyard blocks on the Estate experienced budbreak. Protecting these newborn plants from morning frost keeps our vineyard team on alert through mid-May. The Sonoma County Winegrape Commission created a great video about the life of a vine, beginning with pruning. Here’s an advance [...]

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Springtime snow on the mountains

by on April 2, 2010 in From the Vineyards

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 floor–most of which recently underwent budbreak. We were a little nervous about the buds being harmed by frosts, but luckily [...]

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