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Grapevine flowering video: how spring weather has influenced bloom and fruit set
Behind the Scenes / July 1, 2010

Wet, warm spring weather throughout April and May delayed flowering, or bloom, in our vineyards by two weeks. (While rainfall during spring was unseasonably high, overall rainfall levels for the year were ample and welcomed […]


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How to video: shoot thinning and suckering grapevines
Behind the Scenes / June 10, 2010

Watch the suckering process in this video to learn why shoot thinning is so important to making quality wine. The three most important vineyard management steps in the annual lifecycle of a grapevine are pruning […]


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Pruning olive trees and reusing cuttings
Behind the Scenes / March 31, 2010

After the vineyard team finishes pruning grapevines each March, we move onto pruning 18 acres of olive trees planted on hillsides near Jordan’s two lakes. It takes just one minute to prune a grapevine, but an olive […]


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Alexander Valley Winegrowers Barrel Tasting Event
Out & About / March 15, 2010

Each March, members of the Alexander Valley Winegrowers Association gather at the Alexander Valley Community Hall to share barrel samples of the previous vintage with fellow winemakers and grape growers. Our board members also pass […]


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A week of rain: good news for Sonoma County vines, fish and residents
Behind the Scenes / January 21, 2010

Blue Heron at Jordan Estate’s lower lake   Over the last six days, our region has been blanketed with rain. Because the grapevines are currently dormant — and Sonoma County has experienced drought for four […]


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Winter in the vineyards: double-pruning grapevines video
Behind the Scenes / January 14, 2010

Ever wondered how to prune a grapevine? While grapevines are dormant during winter, they still require a great deal of care. Pruning is the first step in nurturing these plants for the following season, and this critical […]


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2009 vintage Jordan olive harvest report
Behind the Scenes / January 8, 2010

Our estate olives were harvested in November and in early December 2009. We recorded a quick video, which includes an olive harvest report and scenes from the last day of harvest in December. Small bins […]


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