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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 yesterday

A bit of a drive to get to this spot but worth it. Would suggest that renting your own vehicle and going here is the best. Apparently the views are spectacular from here, but weather wasn't great on the day we went, so couldn't fully...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well booked for the 360 tour which included tasting , tour of the vineyards and a cellar tour. We were allocated Ruben as our guide. He was brilliant. Very well informed about all aspects of the wine growing and production process. We asked all sorts...More

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

Thank you for the wonderful review of the estate. Ruben is one of our star staff members and we are so proud of him and all he has achieved at Jordan Wine Estate. We do spend time training all our staff to ensure they are...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Visited the Main restaurant for lunch was shocked with being offered a choice of only three starters and three mains- when I asked the chef to please make me a simple steak in place of the fish, rabbit or vegetarian options for mains - it...More

Thank MrBirman
Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for the review of The Restaurant at Jordan. The Restaurant is run independently by Chef George Jardine and his team. I have ensured that they received your review and will be in touch soon. Regards The Team at Jordan Wine Estate

Reviewed 17 May 2017

This Wine Estate is located in the mountains and maybe not easy to find, but if you find the way up to the estate you will never regret. The estate has wine tastings and a restaurant with delicious meals. You will have a wonderful view...More

Thank Lars M
Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for the lovely review. We are pleased to hear you had a wonderful visit to the estate and got to eat at one of the Restaurants on our property. We have slowly but surely become very popular and we encourage all visitors to...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017

So it took for me to go to South Africa to be educated about wine. So Jordan Wine Estate will be memorable for that reason. The staff was amazingly friendly, the estate, beautiful; the cellar, clean and huge, though the receiving hall where they conduct...More

Thank Gingermint
Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for the review of Jordan Wine Estate. We are so pleased the staff were friendly and you had a wonderful tour of the cellar. We hope to see you return to South Africa and Jordan Wine Estate. Regards The Team at Jordan

Reviewed 10 May 2017

We had stopped at De Toren winery to pick up their limited edition Book of XVII and asked their advice as to what winery they would suggest for views and food. They suggested that Jordon was an outstanding choice, and they were ever so right!...More

Thank ABDCPA
Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for the lovely review of Jordan Wine Estate. We are so pleased you were able to get a booking at The Restaurant and enjoy all that Chef George Jardine and his team have to offer. We hope to see you back at Jordan...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

As the only South African in the group, I must admit that when I heard the oohs and aaah about the food, I was happy. My experience was similar. Creative food, balance, innovative and simply perfect. Service was impeccable, knowledgeable, friendly, professional and a compliment...More

Thank WalterCPT
Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you so much for the wonderful review of Jordan Wine Estate. We are thrilled to hear that there were plenty of "ooohs" and "aaaaahs". We hope you to see you back at Jordan soon. Best wishes The Team at Jordan Wine Estate

Reviewed 9 April 2017

I would say that they have some decent wines, some of which are very good, maybe not quite as much to our taste as the neighbouring DMZ. Lovely views from the tasting area, very nice environment for tasting.More

Thank David M
Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Stellenbosch Kloof Valley and for visiting both DMZ and Jordan. We are pleased you enjoyed the tastings at both venues and found something that suits your tastes. We do agree though, the views at Jordan are...More

Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We loved everything about our stay at Jordan Wine Estate. Received a warm welcome from the staff (on arrival). Check in was quick and effortless. Our luxury suite exceeded our expectations. Fine attention to detail is visible throughout. Had breakfast and lunch at the bakery,...More

Thank Martie v
Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you so much for the wonderful review of Jordan Wine Estate. We are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful stay and that everything met your expectations. We hope to see you back at Jordan soon. Regards The Team at Jordan Wine Estate

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Nkomo looked after us superbly explaining each wine we tasted...she is obviously interested in her subject. We tried 3 wines each with a lovely platter of local cheeses and bread from the Bakery. The setting is lovely and it was a great introduction to the...More

Thank Claire C
Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review. We have passed the message onto Nonko and she is beaming from ear to ear! We hope to see you back at Jordan soon. Regards The Team at Jordan Wine Estate

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