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Make Chardonnay Great Again | Funny Public Service Announcement Video
Featured / Fun & Festive / What's New / November 1, 2016

Just in time for the finale of the election season, we bring you this important public service announcement. Next time you reach for a bottle of Chardonnay, know that you have the power to make […]

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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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Four Secrets to Making an Elegant Chardonnay
Behind the Scenes / Featured / What's New / June 8, 2016

With 40 harvests under his belt, Winemaker Rob Davis knows his way around the vineyard … and the cellar. Here are his top four Chardonnay secrets—approaches used to spotlight the fruit, freshness and minerality in […]

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Inside Chardonnay winemaking: press cuts
Behind the Scenes / September 27, 2012

Our 2012 Chardonnay is already beginning its transformation. After passing through the destemmer and sorting process as detailed in my previous harvest post, Chardonnay grapes–still firm and cool from the night harvest–are then transported to […]

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Video: night harvesting Russian River Valley Chardonnay grapes
Behind the Scenes / October 4, 2010

Watching a picking crew harvest grapes is an unbelievable rush. Your eyes fight to follow the hooked knives slicing away at each stem. You hear the grapes shaking on the vines as the workers tug the canes. A […]

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Photo shoot for “Decanting Sonoma County” + other food photography, video
Behind the Scenes / June 4, 2010

Because food is an essential part of the Jordan experience (both at the winery and hopefully in your home), Executive Chef Todd Knoll seasonally creates new recipes that pair nicely with balanced, elegant Chardonnays and […]

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Cooperage trial tastings: which wine barrel producers make the cut
Behind the Scenes / April 15, 2010

Twice a year our winemaking team spends several weeks conducting a series of blind tastings to assess the merits of each cooperage from which we source barrels. Although we only work with the finest coopers, […]

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New Chardonnay food pairings inspired by our garden and spring
Eat & Drink / March 22, 2010

Guests who visit the Jordan estate to experience our 11 a.m. Winery Tour enjoy little tastes from our kitchen, prepared by myself and Sous Chef Manuel Reyes to complement two vintages of Jordan Chardonnay. These food pairings, in […]

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Recycling lees in Chardonnay winemaking
Behind the Scenes / January 13, 2010

One of the vital steps to crafting a great Chardonnay involves lees, residual yeast cells that remain in contact with the wine during fermentation and aging. The lees help give Chardonnay its round mouthfeel and mild tannins. When […]

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