A Story of Jordan Vineyard & Winery

In the heart of California’s esteemed Alexander Valley, where rolling hills embrace sun-soaked vineyards,
Jordan Vineyard & Winery stands as a beacon of wine-making excellence. For more than 50 years, this
illustrious estate has been synonymous with exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon and chardonnay wines,
each bottle a testament to the unwavering commitment to quality and innovation that defines Jordan’s
legacy.

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Jordan Winery Estate Harvest Sunrise Block H Cabernet Sauvignon

The story of Jordan Vineyard & Winery is one of vision, determination and an unrelenting pursuit of
crafting exceptional and balanced fine wines. It all began in 1972 when Tom and Sally Jordan made the
bold decision to purchase 250 acres on the floor of the Alexander Valley. With a dream to craft wines
that could rival the finest Bordeaux blends while capturing the unique essence of Sonoma County, they
embarked on a journey that would shape the landscape of California wine-making.
From the outset, the Jordan’s meticulously selected grape varieties best suited to the terroir of the
Alexander Valley, focusing on Cabernet Sauvignon and chardonnay, which would eventually become the
cornerstones of Jordan’s renowned portfolio.

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Jordan Winery wine-making Maggie Kruse barrel inspection-

As the vines flourished under the nurturing California sun, so too did the reputation of Jordan Vineyard
& Winery. Year after year, the estate garnered accolades for its impeccably crafted, European-style
wines, each vintage a testament to the land’s unique environment and the expertise of the wine-making
team. From the rich, age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon to the crisp, Burgundian-style chardonnay, Jordan
wines became synonymous with sophistication, refinement and timeless elegance.

Central to Jordan’s wine-making philosophy is a steadfast commitment to traditional techniques and a
deep respect for the land. The estate’s vineyards are farmed sustainably, with a focus on preserving the
delicate balance of the ecosystem and ensuring the long-term health of the soil. Every grape is carefully
handpicked at optimal ripeness, then gently sorted and de-stemmed before undergoing fermentation in
temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. This meticulous attention to detail allows the true
expression of the fruit to shine through in every bottle of Jordan wine.

Over the years, Jordan has achieved numerous milestones and accolades, solidifying its position as one
of California’s premier wine producers. From earning the #1 Winery in North America and #20 in the
World by World’s Best to being recognized as Pollinator Partnership’s Monarch Sustainer of the Year,
Jordan has consistently pushed the boundaries of excellence and innovation.

Nestled among rolling hills and 1,200 acres, the elegant chateau-style winery offers guests an immersive
experience, from guided estate tours of the vineyards to seated food and wine pairing experiences
hosted on the chateau terrace. In 2021, Jordan enhanced its hospitality program by completing its first
major renovation as part of a larger seven-year enhancement plan. After several months of renovations, the winery unveiled a jaw-dropping transformation of its three chateau guest suites that were skillfully
redesigned to uphold their French-inspired charm while enhancing the amenities.

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But perhaps the greatest achievement of all is the enduring legacy of excellence. Second-generation
proprietor John Jordan has utilized his business acumen and philosophy to re-energize the winery since
he took over day-to-day operations in 2005. Building upon Jordan’s brand equity, he has fostered a
culture of excellence where passionate people are encouraged to perfect their respective crafts. Under
his leadership, Jordan continues to thrive, crafting wines of unparalleled quality and distinction while
remaining true to the timeless principles that have guided the estate since its inception.

As Jordan celebrates its rich history and looks to the future, it remains steadfast in its dedication to
sustainability, innovation and hospitality in the heart of the Alexander Valley. From the vineyard to the
bottle, each step of the journey is imbued with the passion and expertise that have defined Jordan for
over half a century. With every sip, wine lovers around the world are invited to experience the timeless
elegance and unparalleled quality of Jordan wines, a true testament to the enduring legacy of this iconic
estate.