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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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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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Winter in the vineyards: double-pruning grapevines video
Behind the Scenes / January 14, 2010

Ever wondered how to prune a grapevine? While grapevines are dormant during winter, they still require a great deal of care. Pruning is the first step in nurturing these plants for the following season, and this critical […]


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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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