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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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.
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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.