Posts Tagged ‘spring’

Seasons of the Vineyard: Spring (a wine education video series)

by on May 7, 2013 in Featured, From the Vineyards

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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.” With our “Seasons of the Vineyard: Spring” video, Director of Wine Greg Miller offers an inside look at this season in wine country. It’s a beautiful time of year to visit [...]

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Budbreak in the vineyards: spring 2013 vintage report video

by on April 9, 2013 in Featured, From the Vineyards

Budbreak, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

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 of winter dormancy as early as late February, followed a few weeks later by our Alexander Valley Merlot, Malbec, Petit [...]

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Montage video: a year in wine country with Jordan Vineyard & Winery

by on April 9, 2011 in News

Cabernet Sauvignon grape veraison

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 on our journey to share the arts of winemaking, viticulture and wine country hospitality. To celebrate our anniversary, we created a montage [...]

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A light, healthy recipe to celebrate spring: fava, tree blossom salad

by on March 27, 2011 in From the Kitchen

Fava and Tree Blossom Salad Recipe

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 blossoms, other edible flowers may be substituted. Pairs beautifully with Jordan Chardonnay. Fava and Blossom Salad with Late Winter Citrus [...]

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Grapevine flowering video: how spring weather has influenced bloom and fruit set

by on July 1, 2010 in From the Vineyards

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 after several drought years.) When the warm weather finally arrived in early June, both Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon clusters bloomed [...]

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Rainy, warm spring affects shoot thinning: video

by on June 10, 2010 in From the Vineyards

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 in the winter, suckering (also known as shoot thinning) in the spring, and of course, harvest in the fall. The [...]

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Budbreak video: a look at the start of our season

by on April 19, 2010 in From the Vineyards

The 2010 growing season officially began in late March when our Merlot vineyard blocks on the Estate experienced budbreak. Protecting these newborn plants from morning frost keeps our vineyard team on alert through mid-May. The Sonoma County Winegrape Commission created a great video about the life of a vine, beginning with pruning. Here’s an advance [...]

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Spring growing season update from our garden

by on April 9, 2010 in From the Kitchen

Ideal spring weather in Alexander Valley has already afforded us an exciting harvest of lettuces, onions, strawberries and herbs, as well as near-perfect blooms on our fruit trees and impressive growth of our raspberry bushes. In this video, I discuss what’s happening this month in our garden behind the winery, including our tree-grafting experiments, which [...]

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Springtime snow on the mountains

by on April 2, 2010 in From the Vineyards

An interesting cold front lingered over the Alexander Valley and its vineyards earlier this week. Geyser Peak (3,455 feet elevation) and the surrounding mountains were dusted with snow, high above the vineyards on the valley floor–most of which recently underwent budbreak. We were a little nervous about the buds being harmed by frosts, but luckily [...]

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