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Jordan Wine Estate

Stellenbosch Kloof Rd | Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch 7604, South Africa
+27 21 881 3441
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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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Stellenbosch Kloof Rd | Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch 7604, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful lunch and dinner. Delicious 5 course meal. We went twice. So happy we booked as it made our trip to Cape Town. Zandi the host was charming and the food and wine absolutely fantastic.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Jordan for the first time for wine tasting,it's a fair way out of the beaten track but well worth it when you get there. Wine tasting held by Roberto,excellent young man who gave us good info but also listened to what we had...More

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the fantastic review. We take pride in all our staff and ensure they have the knowledge and skills to conduct professional wine tastings, that leave you with a piece of Jordan. We hope to see you back at Jordan for another wine...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely estate with good service and food. Suitable for any sort of visit, even celebrations. There are two restaurants to choose from, each offering a different atmosphere. Our favourite is the Bakery on the deck under the trees that looks out over the Stellenbosch mountains....More

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing Jordan Wine Estate. We are proud to be offering from breakfast - light lunches & picnics to world-class fine dining. We look forward to welcoming you back to Jordan Wine Estate soon. Maybe next time you can enjoy a stay at...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...and there we were coming back my wife and I to Jordan's after our last experience in late March 2017, where there was 12 of us and simply could not fault it. But this time to celebrate my wife's birthday. Having booked on the 8th...More

Thank helmoe
Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review and for bringing to our attention your unfortunate experience. This is no way represents what Jordan stands for or what we offer to our guests. The Restaurant at Jordan, with Chef George Jardine, is run independently to the winery, Bakery...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jordan is definitely one of our favourites in the winelands - and it continues to fulfill ones expectations year after year! What we particularly like is the non pretentious and calm atmosphere. We arrived 20 min before our booking and received a warm welcome back,...More

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so pleased to hear you had a great visit to the estate, the Restaurant at Jordan and The Bakery. We do hope you come and visit us again soon. Best wishes The Team at Jordan Wine Estat

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch after a day of wine tasting. We unfortunately did not do a wine tasting this time but the kitchen made us some delicious toasted sandwiches! The service was wonderful, I was a bit chilled in the shade and they brought a...More

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us for lunch at The Bakery at Jordan. We do hope to see you back at Jordan soon. Best wishes The Team at Jordan Wine Estate

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jonathan and Madilee have built a hidden gem in the accommodation side of Jordan Wine Estates. The rooms are situated on the site of the wine estate, just a short (2 minute walk) from the tasting rooms, separate enough to provide perfect privacy but close...More

Thank Edward C
Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Jordan Wine Estate and all we have on offer. We are so pleased to read you had a wonderful stay and that the staff were welcoming and we able to make your stay a little more special....More

Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We elected for Jordan after a long search for an appropriate breakfast spot that catered for both meat and vegetarian needs. The Bakery at Jordan is on the wine estate nestled at the end of a beautiful farm road. The Apple pie was outstanding and...More

Thank Chris G
Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the fantastic review. We are so pleased we could accommodate all your dietary requirements. We hope to see you back at Jordan Wine Estate soon. Regards The Team at Jordan Wine Estate

Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Good outlook and good wines. What I found strange is the restaurants pricing strategy and ok quality. It was 36degree and we only wanted to have two startes and two sweets, plus wine... It was only possible to have a two course menue.... so we...More

Thank Ragazzo01
Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank you for the review of our wines and The Restaurant at Jordan. The views are spectacular and we are so pleased to hear that they complemented the wines you enjoyed. The Restaurant at Jordan is run independently by Chef George Jardine and his team....More

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Had a fabulous tasting experience at Jordan’s. 6 of the estate wines gives you a great insight to the lovely wines at this vineyard at very little cost. Huge thank you to Gershwin who was the most fabulous host and wine expert. Lovely day out...More

Thank Claire S
Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you for the fantastic review of the wines at Jordan Wine Estate. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your 6 chosen wines. Gershwin is a star, we do love his passion for the wines we produce. Thank you for visiting and we...More

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