Behind the Scenes

Vineyard Bud Break Video: A Look Inside the 2010 Grape Growing Season

The 2010 growing season officially began in late March when Jordan Merlot vineyard blocks experienced bud break. Protecting these newborn plants from morning frost keeps our vineyard team on alert through mid-May.

The Sonoma County Winegrape Commission created a great video about the life of a vine, beginning with grapevine pruning. Watch the exciting lifecycle of a grapevine here.

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Brent Young

A 2005 harvest intern who returned to Jordan full-time as viticulturist in 2008. Now Director of Agricultural Operations in charge of estate vineyards, precision farming and cattle. Spends free time showing cutting horses and restoring vintage cars, especially Woodies.

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