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Jordan Winery

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Address: Stellenbosch Kloof Rd | Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch 7604, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 881 3441
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South African roots. Worldwide acclaim.

Gary and Kathy Jordan have been...

South African roots. Worldwide acclaim.

Gary and Kathy Jordan have been making world-class wines since 1993 on a farm with a history going back over 300 years. He's a geologist, she's an economist - together this husband and wife team is a phenomenon. Gary's parents, Ted and Sheelagh, bought the 146-hectare Stellenbosch property in 1982, and embarked on an extensive replanting programme, specializing in classic varieties suited to the different soils and slopes. From the Jordan hillside vineyards one has spectacular panoramic views of Table Mountain, False Bay and Stellenbosch.

Gary and Kathy worked internationally for two years, refining their high-energy instincts with practical experience. They returned home to build a cellar in 1992.

The following year the vines were judged ready for making wines that would carry the Jordan name. From that first year it was obvious that a new star had been added to the winemaking firmament. Continuing success has enlarged the team, with the focus on producing fiercely individual wines that combine the fruity accessibility of the New World with the Classic Elegance of the Old.

Jordan wines - a team effort, distinctly individual in character.

Unique by Nature's Design.

The Jordan philosophy is simple: Success begins in the vineyards. Exceptional wines are made possible by careful management of the farm's extensive natural assets through innovative canopy management and selecting varieties and clones specifically suited to the various soils and slopes.

Unique by Nature's Design, the Jordan slopes face North, South, East, and West, with vineyards lying at differing altitudes from 160 to 410 m above sea level. The vineyards with their close proximity to both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans benefit from coastal fog and cool breezes. A mild Mediterranean climate with a maritime influence minimizes the risk of frost damage.

The soils at Jordan have evolved from 600 million year old Cape Granite, and range from deep, well-drained clay-loam to gravelly and sandy duplex soils situated on clay.

The Jordan philosophy combines the vineyards' natural assets with innovative management, creating a profound expression of terroir. It also includes a profound respect for nature with a selection of indigenous flora and fauna to be found on the farm

Technology in the hands of Mother Nature

The cellar is pure Jordan. An elegant, yet bold fusion of Old and New World architectural ideas. State-of-the-art, practical and functional, the high-tech elements blend easily with the forces of nature. The cellar is designed around a gravity flow system using natural cooling through recessing the cellar into the slope of the mountain.

Stainless steel fermentation tanks, varying in capacity, enable fruit from individual vineyards to be vinified separately. Tanks are jacketed with cooling bands to ensure

controlled fermentation and storage temperatures.

The barrel-fermented white wines are made according to Classic Burgundian methods. Fermentation takes place in the coolest area of the underground cellar. Separate barrel cellars are designated for Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Shiraz where the wines mature and undergo malolactic fermentation in Bordeaux-shaped barrels.

To ensure the highest level of quality, all wine is bottled and labeled on site, thus completing the circle from vineyards to wine.

The Jordan cellar - a perfect environment to transform exceptional fruit into world-class wine.

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Great wines and lovely service

My husband and I did a winery tour and a tasting at Jordan during our 2 week honeymoon in South Africa and we loved the experience. Shane, who was our guide, was truly wonderful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I did a winery tour and a tasting at Jordan during our 2 week honeymoon in South Africa and we loved the experience. Shane, who was our guide, was truly wonderful. He was very friendly and answered all of our questions, plus he had a lot of interesting facts and stories to tell us. Drinking their lovely... More 

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so pleased to hear that Shane gave you a wonderful tour of the estate and heard all about why Jordan is so unique. We look forward to seeing you back at Jordan Wine Estate on your next visit to South Africa. Regards The Team at Jordan Wine Estate. More 

Coventry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Jordans in November 2016 for Sunday lunch Cumbria e Wine tasting. The food was excellently cooked and served but it was all too small for a main meal. I had the Duck. We eat a lot of Duck in France and can recognise the quality of the duck served. It was a small duck and I had just... More 

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of the Restaurant at Jordan. The Restaurant at Jordan is run independently by Chef George Jardine, I have passed your comments onto them directly. We appreciate all feedback and comments. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the wines and the wine tasting and were able to purchased two bottles to bring back to the... More 

Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On our weekly day out we decided to try Jordan and boy are we glad. A beautiful sunny day, a fairly quick drive from Gordons Bay and we were there. such a beautiful setting, all the staff were very welcoming, there are three distinct areas, the wine tasting, the Bakery and Jordans restaurant. As we had only come out for... More 

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review of Jordan Wine Estate. We are so pleased to hear you had a memorable visit to the estate. Madeleine is now a firm favourite in the Tasting Room and far less nervous ensuring all guests experience the synergy between soul and soil. We look forward to seeing you back at Jordan Wine Estate soon.... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

After a two month wait for our trip down to Cape Town and our reservation at Jordan, we were welcomed by friendly staff that showed us directly to our table. The view was exquisite, as it was a cloudless day in Stellenbosch. My partner had the mussels for a starter, which was amazing, and I had the pea puree ravioli.... More 

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review of The Jordan Restaurant. The Restaurant at Jordan is run independently by Chef George Jardine, we are so pleased to have him and his team at the estate putting out top quality food to visitors. The Restaurant at Jordan has been in the Top 10 Restaurants of South Africa since opening in 2009. We... More 

Godalming, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Great wines, with a very informative introduction to each one. We tasted before our lunch (which has to be booked seperately) and brought a couple of bottles home with us. Saving them for a special occasion!!

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. We are so pleased to hear you had a wonderful visit to the estate. We are so pleased to hear your tasting at the estate was informative and that you left with a couple of bottles to enjoy at home. We take pride in our staff and spend a huge amount of time training... More 

Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Stopped by on our way to Franschhoek as we had tried Jordan wines in Cape Town and really enjoyed them. Our rental's GPS could not zero in on the exact location but we picked up a sign and we were able to find it. The winery is way off the main road so if you feel lost, you are probably... More 

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for finding us. It can be tricky as we are at the VERY end of Stellenbosch Kloof Road, but if you keep on driving you will drive into our estate. We hope you come back to Jordan Wine Estate to enjoy lunch on the deck again soon. Regards The Team at Jordan Wine Estate More 

Kenwood, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Our tour of the Stellenbosch region (about 60-90 mins from CapeTown) featured three wineries and a stop for lunch at a beautiful spot nested in a scenic valley between two towering sets of rugged mountains. Winery one was Jordan, a full service winery featuring stellar, newly remodeled accommodations with modern decor that were an absolute knockout, as well as a... More 

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We do agree that Explore Sideways are fantastic. We really enjoy being part of their portfolio of wineries they send visitors too. We hope to see you back at Jordan Wine Estate soon. Regards The Team at Jordan Wine Estate More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The service by Ruben and all the staff was outstanding! The Setting was surreal with with bright sunshine and birds singing about the lake. The wine was amazing, to the point we now have to check luggage:). The seller tour and wine tasting was intimate and not rush. Jordan's is a very accommodating and not to be missed winery in... More 

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review of the estate. Ruben is new to the team but has exceptional knowledge of wines and is fast becoming one of star Wine Advisors. We do hope you enjoy your purchase and we see you back at Jordan Wine Estate soon. Regards The Team at Jordan Wine Estate More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This estate is stunning. The gardens are well manicured and lends elegance to this address. The staff were exceptionally knowledgeable on their house wines. We also found them to be warm and friendly. The bakery sells delicious pastries. Although we never visited the Jordan restaurant it comes highly recommended especially as the top well known chef George Jardine is resident... More 

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We take great pride in ensuring that the gardens are well kept and have recently employed a Horticultirist, Wesley, who managers the gardens with a team, all over the property. The Restaurant with George Jardine has been a welcomed addition to the estate since 2009 and the Bakery in the last 3... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

What a perfect lunch we had today. The view overlooking the Healderberg Mountains and the surrounding vineyards was a beautiful and serene setting to enjoy an absolutely perfect lunch. The wines were wonderful and we left with a case to bring home and enjoy. Staff was delightful. It is a must do for anyone wanting a taste of the wine... More 

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. We are pleased to hear you had a wonderful lunch and visit to the estate. Enjoy your wine purchase and we look forward to seeing you soon. Regards The team at Jordan Wine Estate. More 

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