• Annual toy drive yields nearly 750 pounds of gifts for kids

    Annual toy drive yields nearly 750 pounds of gifts for kids by Lisa Mattson on December 20, 2014 We’re proud to announce that this year’s Jordan Winery holiday toy drive yielded 740 pounds of toys for Sonoma County kids. Each year, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Jordan Winery employees rally to donate toys for local children in need through the Toys for Tots non-profit organization.

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  • 2014 year in review video blooper outtakes

    2014 year in review video blooper outtakes by Lisa Mattson on December 18, 2014 As we pause to reflect on all our blessings this holiday season (here, here and here, to mention a few), we can’t help but reminisce about our 2014 video projects–and all those moments captured on camera that were left on the cutting room floor. Hope you enjoy ou ...

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  • Our most popular blog posts of 2014

    Our most popular blog posts of 2014 by Lisa Mattson on December 18, 2014 It’s that time of year to share Jordan Winery’s most popular blog posts of 2014. Three video blogs and two news posts with photos made the list, including our April Fool’s Day Star Wars tribute. Do any of these s ...

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  • Herb Roasted Pork Belly Porchetta Recipe

    Herb Roasted Pork Belly Porchetta Recipe by Todd Knoll on December 15, 2014 Looking for a easy, delicious recipe for your family dinner party this holiday season? Herb roasted pork belly made in the Italian porchetta tradition (boneless pork roast with savory herbs) is a savory dinner party entrée that is simple to prepare in advance, and its fresh herbs complement the earthy notes in Bordea.

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  • Jordan Winery harvest lunch menus

    Jordan Winery harvest lunch menus by Lisa Mattson on December 15, 2014 Harvest Lunch Menus Hosted annually in September/October at Jordan Winery in Healdsburg, Jordan Estate Rewards Harvest Lunches showcase the bounty of our garden, as well as local farms in Sonoma County. Entrees celebrate a range of ethnic cuisines from the homelands of our staff.

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  • Our chef’s most popular holiday dessert recipes

    Our chef’s most popular holiday dessert recipes by Lisa Mattson on November 30, 2014 To celebrate the holiday season, we’re serving up our chef’s five most popular dessert recipes of 2014. These tasty sweets received the most views and comments out of all the recipes featured on our blog and YouTube channel. Links below will take you to the full reci ...

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  • Easy Duck Confit Recipe: Substituting Olive Oil for Duck Fat

    Easy Duck Confit Recipe: Substituting Olive Oil for Duck Fat by Todd Knoll on November 25, 2014 In the Jordan Winery kitchen, there is always a batch of duck confit in some stage of preparation. One of the key ingredients in a traditional duck confit recipe is the duck fat, which isn’t easy for most home cooks to source pre-made.

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  • John Jordan Education Center ribbon cutting ceremony

    John Jordan Education Center ribbon cutting ceremony by Lisa Mattson on November 22, 2014 Community leaders, students and non-profit workers turned out on October 22 in Santa Rosa, Calif., for the grand opening of the John Jordan Education Center at Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County (CAP Sonoma County), John’s latest philanthropic effort to decrease income inequ ...

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  • California Olive Oil Sensory Boot Camp at UC-Davis

    California Olive Oil Sensory Boot Camp at UC-Davis by Todd Knoll on November 12, 2014 I’m proud to be one of forty “nerds” from around the world who gathered recently at University of California’s Davis campus for an extensive olive oil sensory boot camp. This course was designed to mimic a practicing sensory panel’s methodology, and Ranch Manager Brent Young and I attended ...

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  • Jordan named American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast

    Jordan named American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast by Lisa Mattson on November 11, 2014 For the last 15 years, Wine Enthusiast magazine has honored a small group of leaders in the wine and spirits industries with its Wine Star Awards. Winners are noted for their energy and groundbreaking vision, as well as the courage to take risks and the skills to succeed in the ...

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  • Dry Rub Pork or Turkey: Holiday Dinner Recipe Ideas

    Learn how to make a dry rub base with Jordan Winery Executive Chef Todd Knoll. With this recipe and demonstration, you will learn how to make a dry rub base to last all summer and then three ethnic spice rub recipes from the base: an Asian, Mediterranean and an Indian dry rub. All are great menu ideas for your summ ...

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  • 2014 olive harvest begins in Sonoma County

    2014 olive harvest begins in Sonoma County by Lisa Mattson on October 31, 2014 Fire up the mill–olive harvest has begun. The 2014 olive harvest officially kicked off at Jordan on Monday, October 27, which is about three weeks early for Sonoma County extra virgin olive oil makers. That’s no surprise because olives always follow the grapes–and warm weather plays a huge roll i ...

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  • Star Wars Halloween party photos and drink recipes

    Star Wars Halloween party photos and drink recipes by Lisa Mattson on October 28, 2014 Last Saturday night, we hosted our most ambitious Halloween party to date: The Chateau Strikes Back, a “Star Wars” themed event. Todd and Nitsa Knoll, our dynamic culinary duo, and their staff created an energizing, authentic ambiance, replete with Jabba the Hutt, Jar Jar Binks, Boba Fett ...

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  • Jordan Winery receives TripAdvisor Award

    Jordan Winery receives TripAdvisor Award by Lisa Mattson on October 13, 2014 Jordan Winery has received a 2014 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award, which recognizes us as one of the best Healdsburg wineries based on reviews from the world’s largest travel website. This is the second consecutive year that Jordan has earned this award.

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