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Jordan Winery

Address: Stellenbosch Kloof Rd | Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch 7604, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 881 3441
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Ranked #17 of 117 Activities in Stellenbosch
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Owner description: South African roots. Worldwide acclaim. Gary and Kathy Jordan have been making world-class wines...
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A great location in front of the lake with a view of the grape field hills around. Great food. You also have the choice of wine tasting The Restaurant is gourmet but the bakery is very casual and relaxing.

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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 pleased you had a fantastic experience. Come back and visit again. Regards The Jordan Team More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We arrived late morning on a very hot day without any luncheon reservations, and were fortunate to be able to book the very last table for lunch after a delightful wine tasting. We wound up on the lower terrace, which was fortuitous due to the generous amount of shade and a light breeze. We enjoyed classic meat, cheese and freshly... More 

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

Thank you so much for visiting Jordan Wine Estate. I am so pleased that the experience was a fantastic one and that you were able to enjoy a bottle of our wonderful wine with your meal. We are aware that shipping wine abroad is not cheap. However, we do have distribution in most major cities around the world. Should you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Jordan's is one of the finest wineries of the area with one of the best kitchens. We had a lovely lunch there on a very hot day. Tip: Don't book a table on the top terrace if it is hot, rather on the first terrace under the trees - much more shade and a cooling breeze!

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

Thank you so much for the lovely write up Marion. It was lovely to have you at Jordan Wine Estate. This time of year is always so hot, and being located in a bowl of mountains, we are protected from the wine and we tend to feel the heat far more than you think. Thankfully the shaded deck areas provides... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had a reservation at Jordan's restaurant (after reading a "best of Cape Town" article) for dinner and decided to stop by early for some wine tasting ahead of time. We arrived after their tasting room had closed. We happened to run into the winery staff - including owners Gary and Cathy - who invited us to... More 

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

Thank you for such a wonderful review, it was great to meet you and you wife, April. It was a pleasure to show you what Jordan has to offer. Best wishes to you all, and good luck with the next leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, we will keep an eye on the race and make sure to follow the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

worth the drive up the road! the venue opens up into spectacular views, brilliant service from tasting room staff with wonderful knowledge of the wines. wines showed up beautifully. can't wait to return to try out the restaurant.

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Western Cape, South Africa
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This was the last stop on a lengthy day of wine tasting, but definitely not the least! The setting is beautiful, the wine lovely and the service very helpful. One of the staff was dashing off her shift as we came in but stuck around to make sure we got started without having to wait, despite our assurances that we... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. I am so pleased that our staff took the time to look after you. We value each customer that visits us on the estate. We hope to see you soon. Regards The Jordan Team @Jordan_Wines More 

Mannheim, Germany
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I passed there for a wine tasting with a small group during a round trip. Very nice location in a stunning landscape. Unfortunately this nice atmosphere was spoilt by hurrying through a wine tasting with bad service. Seemed to be students without a clue or special interest on what they are doing there. No information about wine production, not able... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

The place is well worth the extra drive up the hill. Staff were very helpful and the wine was good. The restaurant looks well worth a visit

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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

We didn't eat, however enjoyed sitting outside taking in the beautiful sights of the area. Beautiful location!

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Beautiful estate, with some of the nicest wines I have ever tasted. The tasting room and deli attendants were welcoming, helpful, clearly proud of their place of employment and very well trained. Congrats to the staff and management - you added joy to our day!

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