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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
+27 21 881 3441
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve had so many people comment on what a wonderful position it is in and the amazing food and I was lucky enough to be given the option as a birthday present. The food and pride taken it was incredible. The waitresses regularly challenging the...More

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

We are so pleased that you got to spend your birthday at Jordan Wine Estate and that it was a memorable one too. Chef George Jardine and his team work hard to perfect recipe's and ensure the put out the best at all times. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For some reason the Portuguese people on the tour with us didn't drink the wine and I don't think they spoke English to enjoy the tour either, but we did and it was wonderful. The grounds are beautiful, the wine delicious and oh, so cheap....More

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

Thank you for the great review of Jordan Wine Estate. It is a pity that your friends on the tour with you, did not try our wines. I am sure they would have left a loyal ambassador as well. We hope you enjoy the wines...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017

Jordan Wine estate was our last stay in SA following a 2 week vacation. Before hand we were advised that whilst staying there if we were considering dining in their restaurant to pre book as they do get fully booked. Which we did. On arrival...More

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you for your review of Jordan. The Restaurant at Jordan is run independently by Chef George Jardine and his team. I have made sure they receive your review to attend to. On behalf of the winery, thank you for bringing to our attention your...More

Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Had lunch and a tour at Jordans and it was an amazing experience. Great food, superb food and service and an incredible wine estate. Keep it up and well done!

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for the great review. We look forward to seeing you back at Jordan soon. Best wishes The Team at Jordan Wine Estate

Reviewed 24 September 2017

Excellent views and service is awaiting you. Food is outstanding and very reasonable. We did a wine tasting and ended up having lunch. Lovely wines.

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Thank you for visiting and for the wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you back to Jordan soon. Regards The Team at Jordan Wine Estate

Reviewed 20 September 2017

We visited the Jordan Estate for a day and an overnight stay. We had planned a Vineyard, Cellar and Tasting tour followed by lunch in the Resturant and an overnight stay. The estate is in the most wonderful setting, the views breathtaking. Our guide for...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We had originally booked a vineyard tour however the weather cancelled our plans and when we arrived, the host gave us several options. She really went out of her way to create a memorable experience for us during our time at Jordan. We were able...More

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you so much for the review. We are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful visit to the estate despite the weather. We hope you return to experience the vineyard tour when the weather is better. Best wishes The Team at Jordan Wine Estate

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere, great wine and excellent service! We had the black magic merlot which was delicious! Cheese platter little over priced, but very tasty!

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thank you for the lovely review of Jordan. We take pride in what we do and aim for excellent service, as well as wines, to accompany the beautiful views. Thanks for visiting. Come back soon. The Team at Jordan Wine Estate

Reviewed 26 June 2017

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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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you for the review. We are a little off the beaten track, but that is one of the many things, that makes us so unique. We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful visit to the estate. The Bakery at Jordan is...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017

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

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

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

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