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Review of Jordan Wine Estate

Jordan Wine Estate
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US$ 103.92*
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Full-Day Private Wine Safari and Brandy Tasting...
Ranked #4 of 121 things to do in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
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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 4 weeks ago

Jordan Wine Estate has everything going for it – the beautifully landscaped vineyards, the wine, the restaurants, the accommodation and the staff!
My husband and I spent 5 nights at the Jordan Suites – it was our base to explore Stellenbosch and Cape Town. We cannot recommend it enough.
The suites are spacious and comfortable with high quality fittings, furnishings and amenities. We had a beautiful view of the mountains and vineyards and were tempted into an early morning walk to explore the estate. We were not disappointed.
The staff is efficient and friendly - it was all very smooth right from the time of booking till the time we checked out. Jonathan, Pearl and Madilee were extremely responsive and helpful with information and tips to maximise our time in Stellenbosch. And thank you Pearl for all those restaurant recommendations and reservations!
Breakfast at the Bakery is a great way to start the day – croissants just out of the oven, freshly squeezed juice, really good coffee – not to mention the delicious preserves and biltong. Despite all the good food we were eating through the day in the Cape region, we looked forward to breakfast every morning.
We ate at the Jordan restaurant one evening. We opted for the 5 course meal with the wine pairing. It is a very well put together menu – we did not feel too full or heavy after all those courses. Every dish was spectacular and the wines far too easy and enjoyable to drink. We left with a few bottles!
If you are anywhere near Stellenbosch, don’t miss the chance to visit/stay at Jordan Wines!

Thank Namita G
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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

WOW!
What a great review.
We are OVER THE MOON to hear you had such an wonderful stay and visit to the estate.

We look forward to seeing you back soon.

Best wishes
The Team at Jordan Wine Estate

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Reviewed 2 September 2018

We visited Jordan as part of a mini-tour around a number of the wine estates in the area. We tasted several of their very good wines (including a very good Chardonnay - if you don't like Chardonnay prepare to be surprised!) in comfortable surroundings and were greeted by a lovely old dog called Picasso who lives there.

Thank Simon H
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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review.
We do like to impress our guests with our Chardonnay.

Thank you for visiting and come back soon.

Best wishes
The Team at Jordan Wine Estate

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Reviewed 23 August 2018

They have a very special Chard, but we always enjoy tasting all their wines and the best part is they are available to us in the USA as Jardin, we drink them often. The tasting room is nice, near the bakery and restaurant and you can taste wine outside on nice days.

Thank majiksea
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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us!
Yes, our wines are available in the USA under the same label but are called Jardin.
Please do look online at Cape Ardor should you wish to purchase more of our wines.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Jordan soon.

Best wishes
The Team at Jordan Wine Estate

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

Making a booking at The Bakery was very easy and efficient. We arrived an hour early and did a wine tasting on the terrace overlooking the vineyards, lawn and pond. Vernon guided us through our wine tasting and was friendly, humorous and confident. We tried six excellent wines and purchased some sauvignon blanc and chardonnay.

Once our friends arrived we moved to our table on the deck at The Bakery. The views are similar to the tasting area and can not be faulted. We ordered hamburgers and fish&chips. I asked for salad with my fish. The food was beautifully presented and I enjoyed my lunch.

The venue allows for adults to relax and for the kids to have fun on the lawn. Everyone enjoyed the day and we will not hesitate to arrange another lazy lunch at The Bakery.

Thank CuriousMeerkatjie
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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for visiting Jordan Wine Estate.
We are so pleased you got to enjoy a tasting on the terrace as well as a lunch at The Bakery at Jordan.

We do hope to see you again soon.

Best wishes
The Team at Jordan Wine Estate

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

Jordan wines is situated amongst rolling hills which are beautiful, with a great view. We spent a wonderful afternoon there.

Thank Gayatri G
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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review and for choosing Jordan Wine Estate.
We hope to see you back with us soon.

Best wishes
The Team at Jordan Wine Estate

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