Fodor's Expert Review Jordan Vineyard and Winery

Healdsburg Winery/Brewery/Distillery Fodor's Choice

Founders Tom and Sally Jordan erected the French-style château here in part to emphasize their goal of producing Sonoma County Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons—one of each annually—to rival those from the Napa Valley and France itself. Their son John, now at the helm, has instituted numerous improvements, among them the replanting of many vines and a shift to all-French barrels for aging. Most tastings revolve around executive chef Todd Knoll's small bites, whose ingredients come mainly from Jordan's organic garden. The Library Tasting of current releases concludes with an older Cabernet for comparison. An enchanting themed lunch and wine pairing, Paris on the Terrace, unfolds on the château's terrace from spring to early fall, when the winery often hosts a three-hour Estate Tour & Tasting. The latter's pièce de résistance is the stop at a 360-degree vista point overlooking the 1,200-acre property's vines, olive trees, and countryside. Visits are strictly by appointment.

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Founders Tom and Sally Jordan erected the French-style château here in part to emphasize their goal of producing Sonoma County Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons—one of each annually—to rival those from the Napa Valley and France itself. Their son John, now at the helm, has instituted numerous improvements, among them the replanting of many vines and a shift to all-French barrels for aging. Most tastings revolve around executive chef Todd Knoll's small bites, whose ingredients come mainly from Jordan's organic garden. The Library Tasting of current releases concludes with an older Cabernet for comparison. An enchanting themed lunch and wine pairing, Paris on the Terrace, unfolds on the château's terrace from spring to early fall, when the winery often hosts a three-hour Estate Tour & Tasting. The latter's pièce de résistance is the stop at a 360-degree vista point overlooking the 1,200-acre property's vines, olive trees, and countryside. Visits are strictly by appointment.

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Quick Facts

1474 Alexander Valley Rd.
Healdsburg, California  95448, USA

800-654–1213

www.jordanwinery.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Tastings from $45, Closed Tues. and Wed. Dec.–Mar.

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