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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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2015 Vintage Weather Report: a Split Personality Spring
Behind the Scenes / What's New / June 11, 2015

Spring of 2015 may be remembered as the “the winter of our discontent” in Northern California wine country. Despite very warm, dry conditions in March and April that led to an early bud break (three weeks earlier than normal), […]

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Spring at Jordan event photos
Fun & Festive / What's New / May 21, 2015

Last weekend, the Jordan Winery Chateau and its sweeping lawns were transformed into a sea of white for A White Spring at Jordan. The afternoon event featured elegant hors d’oeuvres and food stations by our chef, premier purveyors, such […]

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Seasons of the Vineyard Video: Spring
Behind the Scenes / April 6, 2015

It’s springtime in Sonoma County, and the vines have awoken from their winter sleep. This video offers an in-depth look at the lifecycle of a grapevine as the plant transitions from dormancy to bud break–the official […]

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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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Bud break arrives with force: what this means for the 2014 harvest
Behind the Scenes / March 28, 2014

Our vineyards slept through the driest winter on record in Sonoma County in 120 years, and after some welcomed rains in February, they’ve awoken from their dormancy with force. Bud break began about one week […]

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Seasons of the Vineyard: Spring (a wine education video series)
Behind the Scenes / May 7, 2013

Over the next year, we’ll be documenting the life cycle and growing season of grapevines in our first video series, “Seasons of the Vineyard.” Our “Seasons of the Vineyard: Spring” video offers an inside look […]

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2013 Spring Grape Growing Vintage Report Video | Bud Break
Behind the Scenes / April 9, 2013

There is no mistaking it now—springtime is here at Jordan! As expected, although earlier than normal due to the unseasonably dry conditions and warm temperatures, our Russian River Chardonnay vines boldly led the way out […]

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Montage video: a year in wine country with Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Behind the Scenes / April 9, 2011

It’s amazing to think that more than one year has past since we debuted this video blog. On behalf of everyone at Jordan, thank you for watching our videos, reading our blog posts and joining us […]

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A light, healthy recipe to celebrate spring: fava, tree blossom salad
Eat & Drink / March 27, 2011

The harbinger of spring on the Jordan Estate is the blossoming of our fruit trees. Our apple tree and fava bean blossoms inspired this light, healthy salad recipe to celebrate the new season. If you don’t have access to […]

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Grapevine flowering video: how spring weather has influenced bloom and fruit set
Behind the Scenes / July 1, 2010

Wet, warm spring weather throughout April and May delayed flowering, or bloom, in our vineyards by two weeks. (While rainfall during spring was unseasonably high, overall rainfall levels for the year were ample and welcomed […]

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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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