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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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Description: 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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I have only ever heard good things about Jordan and have been wanting to go visit for a while. The setting near the dam is so beautiful, and our host Gershwin was fantastic. His... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I have only ever heard good things about Jordan and have been wanting to go visit for a while. The setting near the dam is so beautiful, and our host Gershwin was fantastic. His knowledge and mutual enthusiasm about the wines really contributed towards making it a recommendable experience.

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I will definitely pass your message onto Gershwin. He is one of our star staff members. We do hope you return to Jordan soon. Best wishes The Jordan Team More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Visited yesterday and it was a great setting, we did a tasting of 6 wines. Gershwin did our tasting and he was fantastic, one of the better tastings I have experienced!

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback. I will pass your messageonto Gershwin, he is one of our star staff members. We look forward to having you visit us again. Regards The Jordan Team More 

Sandton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Lovely winery with great wines. This is a place to do a tasting of their full selection as they have some outstanding wines. The restaurant is lovely and can give you more of an ideal of the versatility of their wines.

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

Thank you so much for visiting us at Jordan Wine Estate. We are so pleased you had a great experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards The Jordan Team. More 

Pretoria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great place to visit with friends. Did a tasting and had a great time with great wine. This is a farm you can do on the go by

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

Thank you for stopping by! We do hope you come back soon. Regards The Jordan Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Our South Africa Tour included a 1-day guided winelands tours and Jacobs Winery was our first stop. The young lady in the tasting room was very pleasant and had an extensive knowledge of the Jordan wines. Thoroughly enjoyed some of the red wines, but couldn't buy any as we were flying the following day. After the tasting we stopped into... More 

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

Thank you so much for coming to Jordan Wine Estate. We are all so pleased you had a fantastic time on the estate visiting the tasting room and the bakery. If you wish to purchase our wines abroad, please send an email to sales@jordanwines.com Come back and visit us soon. Regards The Jordan Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Me and my friend,Ronell we enjoyed a beautiful tour with Eben,he really made the experience special!!! The wine tasting was fantastic,we especially liked the chocolate shot glasses with the sweet wine I will definitely be back on my next trip to South Africa in November!!!!

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

Thank you for visiting us at Jordan Wine Estate. We are so thrilled you enjoyed your visit. Looking forward to your return. Regards The Jordan Team More 

Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

By far one of the most beautiful places i have ever been. The staff made us feel right at home and took us on a wonderful tour of the Winery. We can not wait for our next trip there.

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

We are so thrilled to hear you had an awesome time at Jordan Wine Estate. We look forwad to your return. Regards Thea More 

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We had a superb dinner at The Restaurant at Jordan Winery. The menu, food, setting and service was of outstanding quality. We opted for the wine pairing with the food and that enhanced our delight. We will be back!

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

Thank you for joining us this weekend at Jordan Wine Estate. We look forward to having you back. Regards The Jordan Team More 

Rossendale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Stunning! surroundings.. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch, their is absolutely nothing to fault the food was to die for! Staff wonderful breathtaking views....Can't wait to visit again.

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

Thank youso much for visiting for the lovely review. Come and visit again soon. Regards The Jordan Team More 

Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

What a gem to find. Reluctant to share with others as I want to keep it secret. Off the beaten track, a beautiful view going up to it - and then when you turn back stunning views again. Try pastries from the bakery over coffee sitting under the trees overlooking the pond.(After you've sampled the wine of course).

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

Thank you for the lovely write up. We are thrilled you had a fantastic time at the estate. Best wishes and come back soon Regards The Jordan Team More 

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Address: Address: Stellenbosch Kloof Rd | Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch 7604, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 881 3441
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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