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Review of Jordan Wine Estate

Jordan Wine Estate
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US$ 317.62*
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Private 2-Night Stellenbosch Wine Estate Stay...
Ranked #5 of 121 things to do in Stellenbosch
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Exceptional view, had a great afternoon. Good service, great wine and very nice environment. There is a wine tasting facility

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Reviewed 22 July 2018

This is a little gem we discovered, as my husband is totally in love with the nine yards chardonnay and I wanted to surprise him by buying it straight from the farm. Unfortunately we arrived on a very rainy day and we couldn’t see much, but this farm took us by surprise. From the moment we stopped it just appealed to us. The surroundings, the bakery, the views, the lush rolling green lawns down to the dam. The wine tasting couldn’t have been presented any better.
A very knowledgeable, friendly host, Tanya did the wine tasting with us. Gave us loss of interesting facts about the farm and the history. The only downfall was that she could speak Afrikaans and we spoke in Afrikaans, yet she continued to give the presentation in English. Why not make it even more special by serving us in our language if she is accustomed to it?

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
We are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful visit to the estate. We hope the weather is far better next time, so you can enjoy the views down the Stellenbosch Kloof Valley.

Tanya is one of our star staff members and she loves sharing the stories about Jordan and the wines which we make. She is not, in fact, Afrikaans. The little she can speak tends to be a little broken and so does not have the confidence to conduct the tastings in Afrikaans, in fear of not getting the stories correct and accidentally saying the wrong thing.

We do hope you return, on a sunnier day, to visit us again and all we have on offer.

Best wishes
The Team at Jordan Wine Estate.

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Visiting in Stellenbosch simply means you need to find those wine estates that really just resonate with you... And one of those estates is Jordan Wine Estate. (Purely because of the incredible Chardonnay that they produce.)

I think what you need to understand about this estate is that they have slopes facing North, East, South & West. And vineyards lying between 160 & 410 meters above sea level. An they are exposed to both the Indian & Atlantic Ocean. Now this creates a perfect Mediterranean climate for growing grapes of great quality.

2 of my favourites from this wine farm that I'm suggesting you try are the Unoaked Chardonnay & The Outlier (Sauvignon Blanc). Don't get me started on the reserve & vintage wines, because that is a completely different story for a different day.

To understand the wine, you need to understand the cellar in my opinion. On a tour through the cellar, you get a feeling of both very modern & the old school ways of making wine, using stainless steel tanks & barrels. Whilst making use of a gravity flow system & natural cooling.

As they put it; "The Jordan cellar - a perfect environment to transform exceptional fruit into world-class wine."

There is also a private tasting room downstairs in the vinoteque cellar which is exclusively used for vintage tastings. It's absolutely beautiful down there. I can just imagine on a summer evening being down there sipping on some of their special wines.

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Thank LloydL259
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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thank you for visiting us, Lloyd.
We are so pleased you had a wonderful tasting and tour of the estate.

Please do come back to see us in summer, and enjoy a vineyard tour of the estate.

Best wishes
The Team at Jordan Wine Estate

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

Had wonderful lunch with great wine. Everyone enjoyed their lunch and trip to the cheese room. Delicious mussels with beautiful side salad. Perfectly prepared fish dish and butternut squash ravioli. Wished we had booked accommodations for the evening. Beautiful setting.

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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We shared a cheese platter which was more than enough for the two of us. We sat under beautiful trees and admired the vineyards in the distance. It is definitely worth visiting the bakery.

Thank Lourens W
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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

It sounds like you had the perfect relaxing afternoon!
We hope to see you back at Jordan soon.

Best wishes,
The Team at Jordan Wine Estate

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