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Bud break in the vineyards: spring 2013 vintage report video
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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Photography essay: seasons of the vineyard
Behind the Scenes / August 24, 2011

Our video blog has gone two weeks without a video post. Wondering why? We’ve been hard at work in the editing studio, focusing on our entry to Wine Spectator‘s annual video contest. Our contest entry combines the […]


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Vine grafting: Cabernet, Merlot vineyards become Petit Verdot, Malbec
Behind the Scenes / July 7, 2011

Ever wondered how grapevines are grafted and what the process entails? In May, we embarked on our first grapevine grafting project since completion of the Jordan Estate soil mapping study. Grafting allows us to change the grape […]


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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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Farming video: choosing vineyard cover crops
Behind the Scenes / May 20, 2010

One of the key parts of sustainable farming is growing cover crops. Cover crops promote beneficial insect flight within the vineyards in early spring, allow us to incorporate high biomass organic material naturally back into […]


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Welcome to The Journey: a message from John Jordan
What's New / January 31, 2010

View our welcome video message from John Jordan, announcing the new Jordan Winery blog, The Journey of Jordan.


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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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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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Video: Jordan 2005 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Eat & Drink / January 11, 2010

In this blog and on our YouTube channel, we’ll be posting videos each year where I discuss the latest releases of Jordan Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Russian River Valley Chardonnay.  Our 2006 Cabernet and 2008 […]


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Tallowing oak cask doors in winemaking
Behind the Scenes / January 10, 2010

Each December before barrel aging begins, we create the barrel blend for our latest vintage of Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. We only blend two Bordeaux varieties with our Cabernet Sauvignon—Merlot and Petit Verdot—the latter of […]


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