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John graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles with an economics degree in 1995 and then continued his education at Empire College School of Law and the University of San Francisco, receiving both his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration in 2002.

After passing the California Bar Examination, John joined the Santa Rosa-based law firm where he’d worked as a clerk in law school, opening his own firm in Sonoma County in 2004. In 2005, John stepped away from his law practice to run Jordan. He moved to Jordan Estate in 2006, building a hilltop home near the winery.

 

John Jordan driving a vehicle in a vineyard. Dogs are running alongside

A second-generation vintner, John has utilized his business acumen and philosophy to reenergize the winery. Building upon Jordan’s brand equity, he has fostered a culture of excellence where passionate people are encouraged to perfect their respective crafts. From energy-efficient roofs, solar arrays and water recycling to fruit sourcing, extended bottle aging, soil-mapping studies, iPad integration and the overall hospitality experience, John has elevated the winery’s relentless commitment to quality in every aspect of the business.

In 2012, John created the John Jordan Foundation—a private, charitable foundation that works to fight the negative effects of poverty through education and health care programs.

An interest in public policy led John to join the Hoover Institute at Stanford University, where he has served on the Board of Overseers since 2010. Since 2017, Jordan has been a regular guest analyst on international television networks, providing commentary on a variety of topics, such as economics, national security and aviation.

Aviation has played a part in John’s life since he was a teenager. An avid pilot, John holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with Gulfstream and Citation type ratings as well as a Flight Instructor Certificate.

John has served in the Navy Reserves since 2000. He speaks German and Russian, shares his hillside home with his dogs, and enjoys flying his Piper Cub and fishing for bass on Jordan lake.