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Jordan in 40 Words Contest Winners Announced

the number "40" in blocks with bottles of Jordan Winery Cabernet and Chardonnay in the background

Congratulations to the winners of our Jordan in 40 Words essay contest:

Grand Prize ~
Patricia Nelson of Colorado for “Jordan wines: a family tradition and namesake”
Essay: In 1986 we named our first son after this great wine!  We bought a 1986 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon and saved it until his 21st birthday. That bottle moved and traveled with us many miles and was thoroughly enjoyed that day!

First Runner Up ~
Marshall Tilden III of New York for “My Epiphany Wine: The 1996 Jordan Cabernet”
Essay: Since my early teens, my father exposed me to the culture of wine. While I always enjoyed wine, it was not until I tasted the 1996 Jordan Cabernet that wine became part of my soul…truly a life changing event.

Second Runner Up ~
Carrie Jackson of Texas for “Reason to Celebrate”
Essay: Jordan is part of my life’s celebrations. Jordan was there the night my husband asked me to marry him as well as at our wedding.  I look forward to cellaring a 2010 vintage to commemorate the birth of my daughter.

Third Runner Up ~
Jordan Catapano of Wisconsin for “Toasting Togetherness”
Essay: My in-laws sold their home of 27 years to be near their grown children and growing grandchildren. The realtor’s closing gift was a Jordan Cabernet. To celebrate the move, our family all dined together, toasting kin, togetherness, and every generation’s bright future.

Each will receive a prize as noted in the original contest announcement:

GRAND AWARD ~ (1) Excalibur 3900 Deluxe Food Dehydrator
FIRST RUNNER-UP ~ (1) Jordan-engraved Riedel crystal decanter
SECOND RUNNER-UP ~ (1) Black Jordan-embroidered designer fleece jacket
THIRD RUNNER-UP ~ (1) Rosle Cheese Knife

Congratulations again to all our winners and a big thanks to everyone who submitted an essay. Stay tuned for news about our next online contest this summer.


In 2001 I was at Jordan’s with Tony La barba.  We stayes in the guest house in the vineyard It was simply awesome and of couse the wine was special.  Linda Burk


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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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