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Experience the Jordan garden with harvest lunch this fall
Eat & Drink / Photo Essays / What's New / September 10, 2014

September is my favorite time of the year in the Jordan Estate garden. From heirloom tomatoes, chili peppers and Japanese eggplants to Kadota figs, Zebra squash and Charentais melons, practically every plant is covered with […]


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Watch our Chardonnay grapes being harvested at night
Behind the Scenes / October 12, 2012

Experiencing night harvest is a rush for anyone who loves wine grapes. You can see your breath, the grapes are cold and the air thick with fog. I stopped by one of our top Chardonnay vineyards on […]


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Harvest 2011: videos and photos from our first week of crush
Behind the Scenes / What's New / September 30, 2011

The 2011 harvest kicked off at Jordan in the wee hours of the morning on Monday, September 26, with our first gondolas of Chardonnay night-harvested in the Russian River Valley. It is more expensive to […]


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Harvest trailer video + guess our 2011 harvest start date
What's New / September 21, 2011

Within days, our first grapes from the 2011 vintage will be harvested. Join us to celebrate the season with a simple trivia contest. Can you guess the official start dates of harvest 2011? Post your […]


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Video: watch the 2010 California olive harvest in action
Behind the Scenes / What's New / January 13, 2011

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 […]


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Video: night harvesting Merlot grapes, Alexander Valley
Behind the Scenes / October 20, 2010

For those of you who enjoyed our Russian River Valley Chardonnay night harvesting video, we’ve also captured footage of Alexander Valley Merlot grapes being harvested at night. This vineyard is owned by Justin Miller and […]


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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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How to grow, harvest and cook white asparagus
Behind the Scenes / Eat & Drink / February 8, 2010

Ever wondered what the difference is between white and green asparagus? It’s not hard to grow white asparagus, but it does take a lot of dedication. On January 15, our white asparagus season arrived two […]


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White asparagus arrives two months early
Behind the Scenes / Eat & Drink / January 15, 2010

In the Jordan estate garden, we focus on growing heirloom varieties and other fruits and vegetables that demand meticulous care. Our white asparagus arrived two months early this year (see winter garden post), so Sous Chef […]


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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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2009 vintage: growing season + grape harvest
Behind the Scenes / January 3, 2010

Every growing season—and grape harvest—has its own distinct personality. Grapes can be precocious or take their own sweet time to mature. Harvests can range from hectic to calm and thrilling to frustrating. These grapes are our […]


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