Fodor's Expert Review Jordan Vineyard and Winery

Healdsburg 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. The signature winery tour and tasting includes a peek at the tank room and its towering oak barrels. The pièce de résistance of the three-hour Estate Tour & Tasting, hosted from spring to early fall, is a stop at a 360-degree vista point overlooking the 1,200-acre property's vines, olive trees, and countryside. As part of these experiences and other seasonal events, the executive chef prepares small bites and dishes whose ingredients come mainly from Jordan's organic garden. Visits are strictly by appointment.

Fodor's Choice Winery

Quick Facts

1474 Alexander Valley Rd.
Healdsburg, California  95448, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Tastings from $90, Closed Tues. and Wed. Dec.–Mar.

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