Posts Tagged ‘harvesting’

Experience the Jordan garden with harvest lunch this fall

by on September 10, 2014 in Events, From the Land

Chili pepper harvest Jordan Winery

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 something colorful and delicious. It’s the perfect time to celebrate the produce we grow through our annual Harvest Lunches. A [...]

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Watch our Chardonnay grapes being harvested at night

by on October 12, 2012 in Featured, From the Vineyards

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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 October 3 during the night harvest and joined the picking crew, who’d been hard at work since 3 a.m. Those [...]

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Harvest 2011: videos and photos from our first week of crush

by on September 30, 2011 in From the Vineyards

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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 pick grapes at night, but for our house style of a balanced, elegant Chardonnay with bright stone fruit, we believe [...]

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Harvest trailer video + guess our 2011 harvest start date

by on September 21, 2011 in From the Vineyards, News

jordan winery harvest video

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 answers for both Russian River Valley Chardonnay and Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon here on our blog, on Twitter or on [...]

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Video: watch the 2010 California olive harvest in action

by on January 13, 2011 in From the Land

jordan winery olive harvest

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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Video: night harvesting Merlot grapes, Alexander Valley

by on October 20, 2010 in From the Vineyards

merlot night harvest

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 Karin Warnelius-Miller, proprietors of Garden Creek Vineyards. A sixth-generation California farmer, Justin and his wife, Karin, grow grapes for other [...]

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Video: night harvesting Russian River Valley Chardonnay grapes

by on October 4, 2010 in From the Vineyards

jordan chardonnay night harvest

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 tractor engine hums. You hear the men shout for more collection bins. But you can’t see anything–unless you follow the [...]

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Harvesting white asparagus

by on February 8, 2010 in From the Kitchen

El Niño, characterized by unusually warm temperatures in the Pacific Ocean near the equator, caused a wave of January rainstorms in Sonoma County—and an early harvest in our garden thus far this season. On January 15, our white asparagus arrived two months early, so we recorded a video of Sous Chef Manuel burying the asparagus to deprive [...]

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White asparagus arrives two months early

by on January 15, 2010 in From the Kitchen

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 Manuel Reyes rushed out to the garden on Friday to bury all the asparagus spears in the ground. White asparagus [...]

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2009 olive harvest report with Dana Grande

by on January 8, 2010 in From the Land

dana grande, jordan winery olive harvest

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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