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Sonoma County Flooding: How Floods Have Impacted Vineyard Pruning This Winter
Behind the Scenes / Featured / Photo Essays / What's New / January 16, 2017

After a week-long wave of storms that dropped up to 20 inches of rain and 12 feet of snow, Northern California’s drought is officially over. According to the federal government’s U.S. Drought Monitor, January’s atmospheric […]


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2016 Vintage Winter Weather Report from Jordan Vineyards
Behind the Scenes / What's New / March 11, 2016

Mother Nature has been good to us so far in 2016, delivering more than 21 inches of rain to date and an additional 4-plus inches are predicted by the end of this week. Currently, the 21 […]


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2015 Winter Weather Report: Here Comes the Rain
Behind the Scenes / What's New / February 12, 2015

From super soaker storms in December to a record rainfall of literally zero in January, vintage 2015 is already keeping us on our toes–and budbreak is still at least a month away (hopefully). Watch my […]


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Inside look at the 2014 drought in Sonoma County wine country
Behind the Scenes / February 13, 2014

Brian Brett, a poet and farmer, once said, “Farming is a profession of hope.” For farmers who aren’t in control of their water sources, hope might be the only option in this recording-shattering drought year. […]


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How to video: shoot thinning and suckering grapevines
Behind the Scenes / June 10, 2010

Watch the suckering process in this video to learn why shoot thinning is so important to making quality wine. The three most important vineyard management steps in the annual lifecycle of a grapevine are pruning […]


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A week of rain: good news for Sonoma County vines, fish and residents
Behind the Scenes / January 21, 2010

Blue Heron at Jordan Estate’s lower lake   Over the last six days, our region has been blanketed with rain. Because the grapevines are currently dormant — and Sonoma County has experienced drought for four […]


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