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Sonoma County Flooding in January | How Floods Have Impacted Vineyard Pruning This Winter
Behind the Scenes / Featured / Photo Essays / What's New / January 16, 2017

After a week-long wave of storms that dropped up to 20 inches of rain and 12 feet of snow, Northern California’s drought is officially over. According to the federal government’s U.S. Drought Monitor, January’s atmospheric […]


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Leaf pulling video: preparing grapevines for ripening
Behind the Scenes / August 10, 2010

After the grapes bloom and tiny berries form into full grape clusters, it’s time for the important practice of leaf pulling, captured in the above video. Our vineyard team pulls leaves away from the area […]


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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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White asparagus arrives two months early
Behind the Scenes / Eat & Drink / January 15, 2010

In the Jordan estate garden, we focus on growing heirloom varieties and other fruits and vegetables that demand meticulous care. Our white asparagus arrived two months early this year (see winter garden post), so Sous Chef […]


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A winter growing season update from our organic garden
Behind the Scenes / January 15, 2010

The mild winters of Alexander Valley mean our organic gardens continue to afford us a weekly bounty of vegetables to inspire dishes for our guests. In this video, I discuss what’s growing this month in […]


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2009 vintage Jordan olive harvest report
Behind the Scenes / January 8, 2010

Our estate olives were harvested in November and in early December 2009. We recorded a quick video, which includes an olive harvest report and scenes from the last day of harvest in December. Small bins […]


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2009 vintage: growing season + grape harvest
Behind the Scenes / January 3, 2010

Every growing season—and grape harvest—has its own distinct personality. Grapes can be precocious or take their own sweet time to mature. Harvests can range from hectic to calm and thrilling to frustrating. These grapes are our […]


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