Posts Tagged ‘extra virgin olive oil’

Easy Duck Confit Recipe: Substituting Olive Oil for Duck Fat

by on November 25, 2014 in Featured, From the Kitchen

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In the Jordan Winery kitchen, there is always a batch of duck confit in some stage of preparation. One of the key ingredients in a traditional duck confit recipe is the duck fat, which isn’t easy for most home cooks to source pre-made. Rendering your own fat from the duck takes more time than most [...]

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California Olive Oil Sensory Boot Camp at UC-Davis

by on November 12, 2014 in News

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I’m proud to be one of forty “nerds” from around the world who gathered recently at University of California’s Davis campus for an extensive olive oil sensory boot camp. This course was designed to mimic a practicing sensory panel’s methodology, and Ranch Manager Brent Young and I attended for continuing education purposes, as we are [...]

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2014 olive harvest begins in Sonoma County

by on October 31, 2014 in Featured, From the Land, News

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Fire up the mill–olive harvest has begun. The 2014 olive harvest officially kicked off at Jordan on Monday, October 27, which is about three weeks early for Sonoma County extra virgin olive oil makers. Cue the case of déjà vu. As mentioned in our grape harvest report, Sonoma County wine country has enjoyed near-perfect weather conditions [...]

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Jordan Winery releases 2012 Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil

by on September 24, 2013 in Featured, From the Land, News

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Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil is now served lakeside at Seven Oaks during the new Estate Tour & Tasting. With the launch of our new Estate Tour & Tasting this month, Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil sales are soaring, and it’s time release our newest vintage: 2012 Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil. A true [...]

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New tasting note video: 2011 Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil

by on November 30, 2012 in Featured, From the Land

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Our 2011 Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil has been released and is available exclusively at Jordan. Executive Chef Todd Knoll offers his tasting notes and vintage report in this week’s video. The exotic fruit nuances, round texture and clean finish captured in our 2011 Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil have made this vintage the culinary [...]

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2012 olive harvest vintage report video

by on November 15, 2012 in Featured, From the Land

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Experience the 2012 olive harvest with our vintage report video. Harvesting commenced at Jordan the morning of November 13 with Spanish Arbequina olives, and we’re thrilled with the quality and quantity of the fruit. Our 2012 Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil will be released in late 2013.

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Simple appetizer recipe: olive oil and citrus marinated goat cheese

by on June 18, 2012 in Featured, From the Kitchen

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When entertaining at home, one of my favorite appetizers to serve at dinner parties is aged goat cheese marinated with Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil, seasonal citrus, spices and fresh herbs. This recipe is easy to make and has a very elegant presentation; it can be made a day in advance to save time, and [...]

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New release video: 2010 Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil

by on May 20, 2011 in From the Land, News

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The cool growing season in 2010 allowed us to produce what I believe is our best vintage of olive oil to date. In this 2010 Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil tasting note video, I discuss the weather, fruit ripening and making of our latest vintage, as well as the award-winning oil’s flavors, texture and myriad uses in the kitchen. Released officially [...]

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Video: watch the 2010 California olive harvest in action

by on January 13, 2011 in From the Land

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Nearly 18 acres of olive trees are planted on the Jordan estate. All four varieties of olives (Frantoio, Leccino and Pendolino of Italian origin and the Spanish Arbequina) are blended to create our vintage-dated extra virgin olive oil, which is released each year at our Spring at Jordan event. Here are a few scenes from our [...]

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Photographing Cheeses

by on May 24, 2010 in From the Kitchen

Fromage de Meaux (left) and Queso de Tetilla (center), originally uploaded by blog.jordanwinery.com. A well-regarded wine magazine is publishing a story about wine country cheesemakers and the wineries who partner with these local creameries to offer cheese and wine pairing tastings. Because Todd (our chef) and Nitsa (his wife and our hospitality director) put the [...]

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