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Photo Gallery of the Month: Bud Break in the Vineyards 2017
Behind the Scenes / Photo Essays / What's New / March 30, 2017

After a cold, soaking-wet winter that will go down in the record books, the vineyard soils began to dry and warm last month, signaling to the grapevines that it was time to wake from their […]


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Photo Gallery of the Month: 2016 Olive Harvest at Jordan Winery
Behind the Scenes / Featured / Photo Essays / What's New / November 8, 2016

After a weekend of heavy rain, our nineteenth estate olive harvest began in Alexander Valley under blue skies on November 1—exactly two months after the start of grape crush. The week of sunny, warm days […]


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Photo Gallery of the Month: Grape Harvest 2016
Behind the Scenes / Photo Essays / What's New / October 26, 2016

After 40 years as winemaker at Jordan, 2012 ranks as the best vintage I’ve ever experienced. I thought I’d never see another vintage like that again, especially not this soon. But, 2016 was phenomenal—truly superb. […]


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Photo Gallery of the Month: Veraison Thinning of the Grapes
Behind the Scenes / Photo Essays / What's New / August 18, 2016

Quality winemaking requires sacrifice. Every summer, in late July and early August, we begin the tedious (and melancholy) process of thinning grapes after veraison. Even in years like 2015 and 2016, when yields are low […]


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Photo Gallery of the Month: Veraison of Cabernet Grapes | 2016 Alexander Valley Vintage Report
Behind the Scenes / Photo Essays / What's New / July 25, 2016

July is always a colorful time in the vineyards. Red wine grapes begin their transition from hard, bitter and green to soft, ripe and purple–known as veraison. By the end of this week, we expect Cabernet Sauvignon, […]


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Photo Gallery of the Month: Summer Vineyards Fruit Set
Behind the Scenes / Photo Essays / What's New / June 21, 2016

This month, the grapevine berries have formed and are beginning to grow. This critical time in the development of the vine is called fruit set. As discussed in our recent spring flowering blog post, May weather was […]


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Photo Gallery of the Month: Fall Colors in Wine Country
Featured / What's New / November 20, 2015

November is one of the most beautiful (and quiet) times to visit Sonoma County wine country. The color of each vineyard’s leaves transitions from green to yellow to orange to a fiery red at different times […]


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Photo Gallery of the Month: 2015 Jordan Chardonnay Night Harvest
Behind the Scenes / Featured / What's New / August 31, 2015

After a slow start, the 2015 harvest is now in full gear at Jordan. We picked our first Russian River Valley Chardonnay grapes on August 24–symbolic due to it also being the day we celebrated […]


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Photo Gallery of the Month: Bon Traveler at Jordan
Eat & Drink / What's New / June 1, 2015

Travel blogger and instagrammer Jessica Wright of Bon Traveler visited us recently to experience Jordan food, wine and hospitality. She and her friend, photographer Sarah Gerber of Twenty Twenty Studios, documented their journey across Jordan Estate […]


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Photo Gallery of the Month: Spring Flowers
Featured / What's New / April 3, 2015

Spring has arrived with force in Sonoma County. Bud break occurred about three weeks early, and vibrant wildflowers are carpeting the hills at Jordan Estate. Lupine, chamomile, poppies and other flowers are pictured. Photographs by […]


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Photo Gallery of the Month: Happy Cows
Behind the Scenes / February 17, 2015

It’s never a dull day on the ranch at Jordan Estate, even if Ranch Manager Brent Young is just doing the daily chores–like feeding our growing herd of cattle.


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