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Sure there are many wineries in Sonoma County, but none that really deliver the full experience like Jordan Winery. I’ve seen pictures of the château, I’ve heard the rumors of the exclusive suites, and I know the views have to be killer given it’s prime location.
Then I experienced the winery.
Jordan Winery is a true Sonoma County gem. I can honestly say if you have one winery to go taste at, this is the one for the full experience. We know the wine is on point, and that’s great, though I think it’s the experience of the wine tasting, the grounds, and the hospitality that set Jordan Winery above many.
Sticking to their bread and butter, Jordan Winery is known for their bright Chardonnays and rich Cabernets. Their winery? Incredible. You drive up a long, steep driveway entering the grounds of 1200 acres of pure Sonoma County. As you arrive to the Château at the top of the hill, it is immediately apparent that no single detail has been overlooked. Lush green vines cover the French-inspired winery and the gardens beam with clean lines. Head out back, and you find yourself amongst a full-featured farm — chickens, extensive gardens, and of course, the friendly cows. The view across the rolling hills and mountains, blanketed with vineyards and bejeweled with ponds and olive trees sprinkled throughout, is any easy one to get lost in.
The kick? It’s a public winery. Just make an appointment and you’ll be at this magical slice of heaven. There is so much to this winery and I want to share 5 reasons why you should be a part of Jordan Winery…
1. Jordan Estate Rewards
The minute you make a purchase at the winery you are a member! A.K.A never be strapped to a club where you are committed to a certain amount of wine shipments. Start acruing points with each purchase, then redeem them for really cool events, tastings, and more at the winery. There is always something to enjoy, whether it’s a private wine tasting, a Harvest lunch or a Sunset dinner.
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2. The Estate Tour & Tasting
La crème de la crème, the tasting you need to experience, the one you will not forget. With only one Estate Tour & Tasting per day starting at 9:45 am, head out to explore the depths of the estate made only available on this tour. Along your expedition you get to try the wines and olive oils, understand the process of winemaking, all while riding in luxury. It’s also not just a wine tasting, it’s a food pairing as well where the brilliant Chef Todd Knoll is cooking up some tasty creations to pair with the wine. Also, if you find yourself staying at the Hotel Healdsburg, the Farm to Fork Culinary Journey includes this tasting for two in the package.
3. Full Integration
This is what really captured my attention — the integration of the estate. The water from the lakes are used to water the vineyards, fresh produce from the farm are used for dining, and much more. Jordan Winery has an emphasis on keeping the natural habitat intact and being sustainable as much as possible.
4. Hospitality & Experience
We’re talking a château people — one straight out of a fairytale book. So yes the experience will take you out of California and straight into a dream. The lushness and care in the estate is incredible. The hospitality is even better. One of my biggest pet peeves of wine tastings is the “scene” — here at Jordan, forget it. You’re there hanging out, enjoying their wines, their winery, and that’s all that matters. Everyone you encounter on the winery is ever so pleasant and you feel as if you’ve come back to your second home.
5. Sleeping Overnight at the Exclusive Suite
Alright I have beans, so I’m going to spill them. The three exclusive suites set inside of the Château overlooking the barrel rooms are probably one of the most exclusive hotel nights around. Why? You’re only staying there if you redeem the points earned from your purchases. This means you cannot purchase an overnight here any other way. The suites are extravagant, a stay includes a ride into town in a luxury vehicle at night and breakfast. In the morning, fresh pastries made in house, fruit from the farm outside your window are prepared and it’s brought to your room to enjoy. If you’re looking for a reason to buy more wine, this is certainly it.
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All photos taken by the talented Sarah Gerber of Twenty Twenty Studios
Bon Traveler was welcomed as a guest of Jordan Winery. As always, all opinions are own.