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Jordan Winery

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Address: Stellenbosch Kloof Rd | Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch 7604, South Africa
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South African roots. Worldwide acclaim.

Gary and Kathy Jordan have been...

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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We did a wine tasting, 6 wines for R50. They wines are overall very good. Some were great. Not expensive either. Good service, good presentations of each wine.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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stockholm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a wine tasting, 6 wines for R50. They wines are overall very good. Some were great. Not expensive either. Good service, good presentations of each wine.

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Mere cheshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an excellent guide in Eden who took us initially into the cellars describing in detail the complex process of producing wine. He then took us round the vast vineyard in a safari truck stopping at locations to explain the rocks and minerals affecting the different vines. We finally stopped to have a red wine tasting in a spectacular... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and 8 ladies made a trip across the Bay from Fish Hoek to Jordan Wine Estate, such a beautiful setting, we sat in the garden and enjoyed our wine tasting,the ladies ordered a bottle of wine to enjoy with the tasty bread platters from their amazing bakery, we then made our way up to the bakery where we all... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although the Jordan winery has little history (they basically started to produce only in 1993) the quality of the wines (particularly the Reserve range) is quite amazing and is on par with many of the top red wines in the Bordeaux region - certainly when taking into account the relatively modest prices. And if you truly want to make your... More 

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Wallasey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Estate is tucked away in its own valley with beautiful views, a lake, extensive outside seating for tasting or party dining and a wonderful restaurant serving exquisite food. It is not difficult to find. Take the R310 out of Stellenbosch, and where the R310 branches to the left, carry straight on (watch the lights!) to the M12, the turning... More 

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

Thank you for the fantastic review. We are so pleased to hear you had a wonderful visit to the estate. I have shared the wonderful review with the all staff on the estate. We hope to see you back at Jordan soon. Regards The Team at Jordan Wine Estate More 

Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, let me talk about the excellent service here! We made a reservation for wine tasting and we arrived an hour before our reservation because we were traveling from Capetown and didn't calculate our travel time properly. We were however welcomed in a friendly manner and offered the option to join a group tour of the estate since... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful review of Jordan Wine Estate. We are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful visit to the estate and that you enjoyed the cellar tour and tasting. The Real McCoy Riesling is a fantastic choice, and is one of our award winning wines. We look forward to welcoming you back to Jordan Wine Estate to... More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really nice location, with a beautiful view, where you can just sit and enjoy the entire afternoon. Wine tasting is standard price, and service was friendly.

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

Thank you for visiting us at Jordan Wine Estate. We hope to see you again! The Team at Jordan Wine Estate More 

Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious wines tasted in a picturesque setting. Restaurant food looked good but we didn't eat here. Slightly disappointed by what was on offer at the Bakery. Very knowledgeable and interesting staff doing the wine tastings.

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

Thank you for the review of the estate and of The Bakery at Jordan. I am so pleased to here you had a wonderful tasting and enjoyed the wines. Please do try The Bakery again, we change the menu regularly to keep it as fresh and seasonal as possible. Regards The Team at Jordan Wine Estate More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

My husband and I did a winery tour and a tasting at Jordan during our 2 week honeymoon in South Africa and we loved the experience. Shane, who was our guide, was truly wonderful. He was very friendly and answered all of our questions, plus he had a lot of interesting facts and stories to tell us. Drinking their lovely... More 

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

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so pleased to hear that Shane gave you a wonderful tour of the estate and heard all about why Jordan is so unique. We look forward to seeing you back at Jordan Wine Estate on your next visit to South Africa. Regards The Team at Jordan Wine Estate. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We visited Jordans in November 2016 for Sunday lunch Cumbria e Wine tasting. The food was excellently cooked and served but it was all too small for a main meal. I had the Duck. We eat a lot of Duck in France and can recognise the quality of the duck served. It was a small duck and I had just... More 

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

Thank you for the review of the Restaurant at Jordan. The Restaurant at Jordan is run independently by Chef George Jardine, I have passed your comments onto them directly. We appreciate all feedback and comments. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the wines and the wine tasting and were able to purchased two bottles to bring back to the... More 

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