The tour started with a light breakfast consisting of seasonal fruits picked from the Jordan garden, scones, and freshly squeezed Orange Juice, a far better breakfast than I would have made myself. Once everyone had arrived, we were picked up by the Jordan Mercedes chariot.   Our first stop was to the Jordan garden where we met the Estate donkeys and chickens before exploring the bountiful garden beds.

jordan garden

 

Next, we stopped at the serene 10 acre lake where we could taste while watching blue herons swoop down and ducks float along the surface of the lake.  We were served Jordan olive oil paired with their own crackers made by Potter’s.  The Estate has about 18 acres of olives and their olive oil is exclusively sold on property, not outsourced.jordan lake

 

We stopped by a creek with a rustic bridge that brought us to the young blooming vines.  The vineyards at Jordan are very unique because of the natural growth preservation of the Oaks and wild flowers.  Chamomile is everywhere on the property and every now and again you will find shifts in the rows of vines to make room for an old Oak tree, a preservation the Mrs. Jordan was insistent about.

jordan vineyard

We ended our tour on the Vista Point of the Estate where you can see everything.  This view was spectacular, and was even more so when given library wines to enjoy in the wide-open tasting room that the collapsing sliding doors revealed.Jordan vista point

 

John Jordan was there to greet and dine with us with more than enough laughs to last a lifetime.

Thanks to the whole Jordan Family!

 

Did you read the first Jordan Estate blog?

Posted by Anne Loupy

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