If feeling like you’re in France while sipping award-winning wines from Alexander Valley is your thing, look no further. I’m sharing everything you need to know about visiting Jordan Winery in Healdsburg, California.
And I’ll spill the beans upfront — this is time and time again, my number one recommended winery in Sonoma to friends and family. From the idyllic setting to incredible wines, Jordan Winery is a memorable wine-tasting experience for those looking to do something elevated.
Let’s start with how well-awarded Jordan Winery is. This spring 2023 it made the World’s 50 Best Vineyards list at number 28. As the only Sonoma winery to make the list (and only one of two U.S. wineries), Jordan Winery is producing some seriously great wine. Known for their aged chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon, their estate vintages are focused on balanced wines.
This Bordeaux-inspired winery was started by owners Tom and Sally Jordan who had a love for French-style wines. Today, Jordan Winery has its own chateau, sustainable farm, and even an entire culinary team that is integrated into its wine tours. Their sustainable growing practices and conservation methods over the 1,200 Jordan Estate set them apart even more.
What I love even more about Jordan Winery is that while you feel a world away out in the Alexander Valley, it’s only 15 minutes from the bustling downtown of Healdsburg, California. Go from sipping wines at Jordan Winery right into the heart of Sonoma County.
And for Loyalty Program members, there awaits an even more magical experience. The opportunity to stay overnight in their luxury chateau suites. An old-world suite inside the working winery with incredible views over the valley. A gourmet breakfast and hot coffee delivered in the morning.
Read on to learn more about the best tours and tastings at Jordan Winery to find the right one for you. Plus all of the details on how to stay overnight in their chateau.
Wine Tastings at Jordan Winery
The Best All-Around Wine Tasting at Jordan Winery:
The Winery Tour & Tasting
Having done this tour twice now at Jordan Winery, I love how comprehensive it is. It has all the memorable components of Jordan Winery — the wine, the grounds, the winemaking process, and the winery chef’s food. Elements like getting to explore the grounds while sipping a crisp glass of Jordan Winery chardonnay feel extra magical.
You’ll wander into the winery’s chateau, which houses the grand library—a homage to vintage books and aged wines. You then end the tour in the new cellar room, a French-inspired room with winemaking artifacts and a library of wines. You finish the tour with seasonal hors d’oeuvre pairings done by the winery chef.
This tour gives you a wonderful taste of who Jordan Winery is, its wines, and its history.
Length of time: 1.5 hours | 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday-Sunday | Reservations Required | $80
Best for Short on Time: A Taste of Jordan
For those looking to do something under an hour and try the Jordan catalog of wines, this is the one for you. At 45 minutes, you’ll have the chance to sip wines, do an estate olive oil tasting, and be indoors at the chateau.
Length of time: 45 minutes | 3 p.m. Monday-Sunday August-December | Reservations Required | $50
Staying in the Suites at Jordan Winery
Available to members of Jordan Winery’s loyalty program, Jordan Winery offers three stunning suites inside the chateau. I had the chance to spend one night on an invitation to experience the lovely recent renovations to these suites since my last visit.
The suites give you a taste of France with their French antiques throughout the space. As a French-American, it’s everything one could hope for in one of the most exclusive suites in Northern California. The spacious suites open up to the vineyards and you can even peek into the working barrel room.
The suites are outfitted with plush king beds, a soaking tub, fireplace, and you’ll even find a record player inside the French armoire. Don’t forget the tucked-away kitchen corner, stocked with a Nespresso machine and bottles of water to hydrate.
One of the highlights of staying in the suite is the gourmand breakfast delivered to your room. Made from ingredients right from the farm like their chicken’s eggs, it’s a wonderful way to start your day. And be sure to go for a leisurely stroll in the Versaille-inspired gardens.
And while you stay, Jordan Winery will give you courtesy transportation into town for dinner at night. It’s one of those “pinch-me” kinds of stays and all the reason to sign up for their loyalty program.
Booking details: Member pricing $275-175 a night + 5000 points | 2 Night Maximum | 21 and over, no pets
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