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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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The best winery AND the best restaurant - so selfish! :)

This place is incredible. Their wine is what drew me here (saw the awards, then drank some, then drank it whenever I could...!) but it's a lot more than that too. It's a beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is incredible. Their wine is what drew me here (saw the awards, then drank some, then drank it whenever I could...!) but it's a lot more than that too. It's a beautiful place just to be, and friendly. But THEN - the restaurant is rightly very well regarded in its own right. Possibly the best in South Africa?... More 

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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 experience at Jordan. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Regards The Jordan Team More 

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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been visiting this winery for the past 15 years. Every time I go back they've done something to improve this beautiful place even further. They added a world class restaurant, a bakery and now luxury cottages. Stayed over for two nights and what's not to love - the view, the fresh croissants for breakfast or their wonderful wines? Simply... More 

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

Thank you for lovely review. We are so pleased that you have been a loyal visitor to the estate for the past 15 years. We look forward to welcoming you back to Jordan again and again. Regards The Jordan Team More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing dinner! The four course meal created by chef George Jardine was outstanding, served by friendly and attentive staff. An open kitchen allows the guests to watch the chefs preparing the courses. A visual and flavourful firework, accompanied by exellent wines in beautiful surroundings: a mind-blowing experience!

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

Thank you for the lovely review. I am so pleased to hear your dinner was amazing. We hope you return to Jordan Wine Estate soon. Regards The Jordan Team More 

Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to this place on our wine tour and we absolutely loved it. They have a nice seating area near the little lake with a beautiful view. The wine and the food were also really good and we definitely enjoyed our stay.

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

Thank you for the lovely review. We are so pleased you made the stop by our estate. We look forward to welcoming you back to Jordan Wine Estate soon. Regards The Jordan Team More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful and relaxing venue we discovered Jordan Winery whilst doing wine tasting around the region. This was a pleasant and wonderful surprise the view was breathtaking and the wines were really good. Our sommelier, Gershwin was very professional and knowledgeable he took his time to explain the wines, the wine making process and history of the estate. Gershwin... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely review. We are so pleased that Gershwin was professional and knowledgeable tasting. We take pride in all our staff and we like to ensure that they are well trained on all the wines and kept up to speed on what we are doing in the vineyards and cellar. I am sorry you were disappointed with... More 

Randburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jordan Winery has most probably the best restaurant I've ever had the pleasure to visit. The view from the restaurant is SPECTACULAR!. The staff is so friendly and efficient We had breakfast there and oh my word!!! was the food excellent! This experience was - "food for the mind, soul and body!!! A MUST visit when in Stellenbosh!!!!!!

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

Thank you for the lovely review. We are so thrilled you had a wonderful time at Jordan. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards The Jordan Team More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jordan makes good wine. It has great views of the Stellenbosch area. But it also has a bakery with some great food. A great place for a leisurely lunch and wine tasting.

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

Thank you for the lovely review We look forward to welcoming you back to Jordan Wine Estate. Regards The Jordan Team More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cellar tour was too quick and simple and we were still charged by it. The wine tasting was good, but Jordan wines are not among my prefferred ones in South Africa. What was beautiful was the setting, one of the best we've been to in the region.

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

Thank you for taking the time to visit us at Jordan and enjoy the views. We are blessed to have such an amazing panoramic setting. I have passed your message onto the Tasting Room team regarding your cellar tour. We will ensure that this is handled better in the future. We hope you do return to try a few more... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a private tour around Jordan's, and we're very glad we did! It provided a lovely introduction to the area- being both interesting, educational and of course full of great wine to try! The tour covers everything from the cellars, ageing the wine, the rock and landscape of the vineyard and explanations of the climates. We also tried... More 

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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 time at Jordan Wine Estate. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards The Jordan Team More 

Lusaka, Zambia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Complimentary wine tasting included since we stayed at the Jordan Suites. Lovely Chardonnay, beautiful setting, good service.

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

Thank you for the lovely review. We hope you had a great stay at the Jordan Luxury Suites as well. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards The Jordan Team More 

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