29 May, 2010

Jordan Vineyard and Winery

hospitable [ˈhɒspɪtəbəl hɒˈspɪt-]
1. welcoming to guests or strangers
2. fond of entertaining

Recently, Jordan hosted a luncheon and tour for wine bloggers and friends on their Alexander Valley property where they demonstrated this understanding flawlessly. From the tour of the property's herb and vegetable farm and lunch prepared by Chef Todd Knoll, to the vineyard tour presented by Viticulturist Brent Young, the Jordan team truly has mastered the relationship between the host and the guest. Without a doubt, Jordan Vineyard and Winery have done their homework and fully understand the true definition of hospitable.

Jordan Winery CEO John Jordan  is at the helm, and since 2005 when he took control of the winery, his vision and belief in both showing guests a warm and genuine experience as well as welcoming them and showing them the honest, soulful life in the winery his father founded, demonstrates his commitment to hospitality. While wine is Jordan's commitment, it's evident that their passion is people!

The property is wonderful and delivers west-looking views from the "Rock Wall" that are unsurpassed.

With more than 130 acres planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot, they grow 3 of the 4 classic Bordeaux blend varietals for their red wine as well as Chardonnay.

So if you're in the Healdsburg area and are set to check out the Jordan estate, you'll need to pause a second or so... in that Jordan does not accept walk in tastings. Reservations are accepted for a group tasting and only 16 people are given the opportunity to enjoy the experience at any one time. Jordan charges a $30 tasting fee and while that seems steep on its face, the quality of wine, the setting in their tasting salon and the wonderful experience delivered is well worth it. Please give them a ring and book a tasting.

Many thanks to Jordan's Director of Communication, Lisa Mattson and our dear friend, Thea Dwelle of Luscious Lushes for their efforts in organizing this luncheon and tour. It's always great to get together with a good crowd of fellow bloggers and enjoy a day at a great winery.

While we can't say that the Jordan wines fall within our price point, you should certainly make a reservation and avail yourself to a day of tasting and for certain, WONDERFUL hospitality.