Posts Tagged ‘winter’

Inside look at the 2014 drought in Sonoma County wine country

by on February 13, 2014 in Featured, From the Vineyards

Lake Mendocino during 2014 drought, by George Rose

Brian Brett, a poet and farmer, once said, “Farming is a profession of hope.” For farmers who aren’t in control of their water sources, hope might be the only option in this recording-shattering drought year. Last month, while most of the United States braced against the bitterly cold temperatures of a rare polar vortex, that [...]

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Grapevine pruning: the hard work of winter in wine country

by on March 20, 2013 in Featured, From the Vineyards

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Winter. It’s the season for rejuvenation, not just for people but for plants as well. In wine country, winter is the time when vineyards sleep and recharge, waiting for the long, cold nights to get shorter and shorter. And the sun to rise earlier and earlier–a sign that spring is near. To celebrate the first day [...]

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Winery chateau time-lapse video: Boston ivy fall transformation

by on January 1, 2013 in Featured, From the Heart

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Our latest photography time-lapse video captures the transformation of Jordan Winery’s chateau from fall to winter. Each year, over the course of four months, Boston ivy covering the winery’s exterior walls morphs from vibrant green to red, then orange to pale yellow, before the leaves fall to the ground. The ever-changing ivy ensures no one picture [...]

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The fall transformation of our vineyards and winery …

by on December 10, 2012 in Featured, From the Cellar

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November was a month of transformation at Jordan, both inside and out. In the vineyards, carbohydrates continue the slow journey down into the roots in preparation for dormancy. Unwilling to give up their fight to continue providing through photosynthesis, a few leaves held onto their green pigments like proud soldiers hoping to be the first ever [...]

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Recipe: Roasted Leg of Lamb with Sumac Rub

by on March 12, 2012 in From the Kitchen

Jordan Roasted Leg of Lamb with Sumac Rub Recipe

Inspired by my wife’s Greek family heritage, this Roasted Leg of Lamb recipe makes for a fun, festive main course at a winter dinner party, with its warm spices and rich flavors. The sumac dry rub–product of tinkering with my newest kitchen gadget, a dehydrator–is easy to prepare in advance and brings an exotic touch to [...]

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Time-lapse video: winery chateau from fall to winter

by on January 4, 2012 in From the Heart

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When winter officially arrived on December 22, the winery was already closed for the holidays. We’re now back to work–plowing through hundreds of emails, pruning the vineyards, tasting young wines in barrel. To welcome the new year (and a few more months of winter), we thought it would be fun to share a time-lapse video [...]

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

by on April 9, 2011 in News

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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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Winter winery projects: a message from John Jordan

by on February 6, 2010 in News

Though our grapevines are sleeping this time of year, it has been a busy winter here at Jordan with lots of exciting additions to continuously elevate the experience we offer our valued guests. Here’s my latest video message highlighting some of the changes you may notice during your next visit to the estate. We hope [...]

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A week of rain: good news for Sonoma County vines, fish and residents

by on January 21, 2010 in From the Land

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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 consecutive years — we welcome this heavy winter rainfall. While we’re pleased by these last series of storms, we continue [...]

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White asparagus arrives two months early

by on January 15, 2010 in From the Kitchen

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 Manuel Reyes rushed out to the garden on Friday to bury all the asparagus spears in the ground. White asparagus [...]

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