The Jordan Journey

A video blog about vineyards, wine, food and entertaining at Jordan Vineyard & Winery in Sonoma County wine country

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2020 Vintage Update: Sonoma Grape Harvest Begins at Jordan

Our 42nd harvest of Jordan Chardonnay grapes began in the wee hours on Wednesday, August 26. If you would have been standing at the hopper with me smelling the fresh fruit as it dropped from the gondolas just before sunrise, you would have never thought that one of winemakers’ worst nightmares seemed to be unfolding the week prior. The last nine...

How One Restaurant Owner is Changing During the Pandemic

There are copious amounts of headlines in the news about how restaurants and many other businesses are struggling to adapt during this pandemic. As a wine list-focused brand, Jordan has been assisting restaurants where we are able to: highlighting restaurants open for take-out, social media posts…. and much more. In our latest email to our trade partners,...

Jordan Winery Reopens with More Hikes, More Picnics and a New Food & Wine Pairing Lunch

We finally have some good news to share: Jordan Vineyard & Winery will officially reopen for seated food and wine pairing experiences on Thursday, June 11. Last week, a new Sonoma County Health Order was issued, allowing wineries that serve food to begin welcoming guests again–but only if experiences can be hosted outdoors. The Jordan kitchen is...

Jordan Winery COVID-19 Safety Statement – How We’re Keeping Guests & Employees Safe

Thank you for supporting local small businesses during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As a winery centered around hospitality, our highest priority is ensuring that our guests feel safe and enjoy their recreational time on our estate during these uncertain times. We are open by appointment only for educational nature hikes and are doing everything...

4 Factors That Made 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon a Stellar Vintage

After releasing a special vintage like the 2015—the first Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon aged entirely in French oak—Jordan fans could think that the following vintage would live in the shadow of such a historic wine. But that is absolutely not the case. We’re actually even more excited for this month’s release of the 2016 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon—a vintage...

4 Things that Made the 2018 Chardonnay Vintage a Great Year

Nature often rewards grape growers and winemakers with an excellent vintage the year after an extremely challenging one, and we’re thrilled to report that this was the case with the 2018 chardonnay vintage. On the heels of the difficult 2017 vintage, 2018 reminded us of the 2012 vintage—one of the finest we’ve seen in more than 40 years of winemaking....

How to Use a Durand Wine Opener: Tips for Opening Old Wines

With a cellar of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon dating back to 1976, we have the pleasure of opening up old wines from time to time. Using the ah so–a two-prong cork puller–was our preferred device for uncorking old cabernets for decades until the invention of the Durand wine opener in 2007. In this video, our winemakers demonstrate how to use a Durand to...

Release Day Virtual Wine Tasting for Jordan New Vintages

Jordan Release Day winery events were among the thousands of spring parties canceled across the globe, but we couldn’t bring ourselves to let such a historic occasion pass without some sort of celebration. The release of our 40th anniversary vintage of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon only comes around once in a lifetime, so we are embracing the times–and...

Sonoma Family Meal Launches New Disaster Relief Fund

The demand for prepared meals is at an all-time high due to the Coronavirus pandemic. That’s why Sonoma Family Meal, a disaster-focused non-profit created two years ago to feed wildfire victims in Sonoma County, launched a Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund last week—a new initiative to pay local restaurants to provide healthy, chef-made meals to those...

Where to Find Great Food & Wine To Go During the Pandemic

Normal life has come to a screeching halt for so many people around the globe this month. We’re all adapting to new ways to eat, drink, work and retain the fundamental joy of human contact–all while staying healthy. Fortunately, state officials are stepping up and allowing restaurants to sell wine to-go or pickup or delivery. Jordan has always been...

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