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2015 Vintage Weather Report: a Split Personality Spring
Behind the Scenes / What's New / June 11, 2015

Spring of 2015 may be remembered as the “the winter of our discontent” in Northern California wine country. Despite very warm, dry conditions in March and April that led to an early bud break (three weeks earlier than normal), […]

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Alexander Valley Magnum Dinner & Barn Dance event photos
Fun & Festive / Out & About / May 23, 2015

More than 200 guests turned out for the first-ever Magnum Dinner & Barn Dance, which kicked off the 18th annual Taste Alexander Valley. Hosted at a private residence-cum-equestrian center, the unforgettable al fresco dining experience […]

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Video: 2010 vintage harvest report, Alexander and Russian River valleys
Behind the Scenes / What's New / November 4, 2010

It’s easy to generalize a vintage as classic or mediocre. Or as winemakers like to say, “challenging.” My definition of the 2010 vintage? Well, it was the best of times and the worst of times. Defined […]

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Vineyard budbreak video: a look inside the start of the 2010 growing season
Behind the Scenes / April 19, 2010

The 2010 growing season officially began in late March when our Merlot vineyard blocks on the Estate experienced budbreak. Protecting these newborn plants from morning frost keeps our vineyard team on alert through mid-May. The […]

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Alexander Valley Winegrowers Barrel Tasting Event
Out & About / March 15, 2010

Each March, members of the Alexander Valley Winegrowers Association gather at the Alexander Valley Community Hall to share barrel samples of the previous vintage with fellow winemakers and grape growers. Our board members also pass […]

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John Jordan video: a life-changing vacation
Stories Shared / January 21, 2010

While growing up in Alexander Valley, I never thought my career would involve overseeing the day-to-day operations of my family’s winery. An unexpected conversation with my dad during a family vacation in 2005 changed my […]

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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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Tallowing oak cask doors in winemaking
Behind the Scenes / January 10, 2010

Each December before barrel aging begins, we create the barrel blend for our latest vintage of Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. We only blend two Bordeaux varieties with our Cabernet Sauvignon—Merlot and Petit Verdot—the latter of […]

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