Posts Tagged ‘storytelling’

Jordan 40 storytelling series: our first wine country Thanksgiving

by on November 20, 2012 in Featured, From the Heart

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As part of our 40th anniversary storytelling series, Mrs. Jordan tell the story of the family’s first Thanksgiving dinner party in the Jordan chateau dining room back in 1979. It was a day filled with community and chaos–definitely a Thanksgiving to remember–and we thought it would be fun to share a slice of our history few people know about. [...]

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Jordan 40 storytelling series: learning to taste wine with a legend

by on July 19, 2012 in From the Heart

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My memories of learning to taste wine with the legendary André Tchelistcheff.

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Jordan 40 storytelling series: John Jordan’s birth on winery deed day, May 25, 1972

by on April 21, 2012 in From the Heart

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Sally Jordan tells then story of how she and Tom chose the bucolic Alexander Valley for the location of their Bordeaux-style wine back in 1972–and how the signing of the deed on their first piece of vineyard land on May 25, 1972, coincided with the birth of their son, John Jordan, who is now CEO of Jordan Vineyard & Winery.

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Video trio: sunrise harvest, vineyard sorting tables and our winemaker’s taste buds

by on October 28, 2010 in From the Vineyards

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Winemaker Rob Davis has forged strong connections with many of Alexander Valley’s finest grape growing families, including the Millers, the Mazzonis, the Dilworths and the Munselles. Fifth-generation grower Bret Munselle farms several plots of his Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vines to Rob’s specifications. On October 7, I visited Bret at a Munselle family vineyard, which is [...]

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Redwood water tank video: memories, demolition and recycling

by on September 22, 2010 in From the Heart

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John Jordan shares his childhood memories of the winery’s redwood water tank, which had to be replaced last month. The decision to tear it down — and watching the demolition — was quite difficult for John and his parents. Luckily, our next hospitality project will ensure those wood planks are recycled to preserve a piece of family history. [...]

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Video: How Winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff adopted us

by on September 14, 2010 in From the Heart

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Jordan co-founder Sally Jordan shares the story of how she and Tom Jordan discovered legendary winemaker André Tchelistcheff, then set out on a mission to convince him to become our consulting winemaker in the mid-1970s. The Jordans loved French wines and never expected to make wine in California — until they tasted a Beaulieu Vineyards Georges de Latour [...]

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Video: How the Jordans discovered and purchased the winery estate

by on May 12, 2010 in From the Heart

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Jordan co-founder Sally Jordan tells the story of how they discovered and purchased the winery estate from another family fond of fishing. It’s a tale of perseverance in purchasing their dream piece of real estate property—and a story few have heard and never watched on video.

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Welcome to The Journey: a message from John Jordan

by on January 31, 2010 in News

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John Jordan video: a life-changing vacation

by on January 21, 2010 in From the Heart

While growing up in Alexander Valley, I never thought my career would involve overseeing the day-to-day operations of my family’s winery. An unexpected conversation with my dad during a family vacation in 2005 changed my career path.

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