Posts Tagged ‘extra virgin olive oil’

Our hands from tree to bottle: 2009 Extra Virgin Olive Oil

by on May 4, 2010 in From the Land, News

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Our 2009 Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil released on Saturday, May 1, in conjunction with our Spring at Jordan event. This vintage has special significance to me because it shows our stylistic progression to a rounder mid-palate EVOO, thanks to the addition of more fruit from our young Arbequina trees. We also utilized an innovative mobile mill to [...]

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EVOO recipe contest winner announced

by on April 21, 2010 in Events, News

Thanks to all who entered our first recipe contest, inspired by the May 1 release of our 2009 Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil. And the winning recipe our judges selected is … Due to availability of seasonal lettuces, vegetables and seafood, we added (and substituted) a few ingredients in Chef Woody’s dish. I hope he doesn’t [...]

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Pruning olive trees and reusing cuttings

by on March 31, 2010 in From the Land

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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 tree—due to its size and number of branches—requires 10 minutes of grooming to create proper shaping and light exposure, which ensures efficient picking [...]

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Online contest #1: a recipe inspired by Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil

by on March 5, 2010 in Events, News

To celebrate the release of our 2009 Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil, we’re pleased to announce our first online contest—a recipe challenge—conceived to inspire fellow epicures. If you have, or wish to create, an inventive recipe in which Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a key ingredient, we’d love to hear from you. Watch the video from Nitsa Knoll, Director of Hospitality & [...]

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Creating a master blend: 2009 Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil

by on February 26, 2010 in From the Land

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Like winemaking, a critical step in crafting extra virgin olive oil is creating the master blend. One week after our EVOO is racked (see recent blog post), we re-taste each barrel drum of Arbequina, Frantoio, Leccino and Pendolino oil in preparation for our annual blending trial exercise. Yesterday, our consultant Kevin Rogers and I tasted three potential blends of [...]

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2009 olive harvest report with Dana Grande

by on January 8, 2010 in From the Land

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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 are used to harvest our olives in the Italian brucatura tradition, a method where our estate workers pull each olive from [...]

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