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A Tribute to a Beloved Pet, Clyde Jordan, the Pygmy Goat (1997-2010)

We’re mourning the loss of our beloved winery pet, Clyde, a pygmy goat who became a part of the Jordan family three years ago. Clyde passed away peacefully on October 29, 2010. He was 13 years old.

Born in Sebastopol, Calif., Clyde worked as a show goat as a kid, touring throughout California. With his great stride and commanding posture, he garnered many ribbons.

In 2007, Clyde retired to the Jordan estate garden, where he excelled as resident landscape architect. Guests who joined our daily tours and tastings had the opportunity to watch Clyde in action, chomping away at native grasses on the hillside behind the winery. He had to be kept on a long leash so he wouldn’t wander into coyote country to graze. An expert lawnmower, Clyde worked hard, loved life and never complained.

Clyde is survived by his good friend Barney, a black pygmy goat who lived with Clyde above the Jordan garden.

We’ll take good care of Barney for you, Clyde.

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He was so beautiful! Looked like my first goat “Billy”…I loved him so much! Sending healing your way!



Thank you, Pam. We all adored Clyde. He was friendly and so much fun. 🙂

Old Wine Educator

You folks should build a Goat Tower like Fairview & Aveleda!

Pygmy goats: a tribute to their lives at Jordan Winery, Sonoma

[…] duo, Barney and Clyde. His death comes almost one year to the day that we laid to rest Clyde, who passed away October 29, 2010. Director of Operations Tim Spence, who buried Barney next to Clyde on the Jordan […]


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Lisa Mattson

Videographer, photographer, writer and publicist. Find me on weekends trying to capture footage of the elusive Jordan Estate jack rabbits and turkeys.

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