With 15,000 acres planted to grapevines but only about 40 wineries, Alexander Valley is a peaceful, rustic Sonoma wine region with fertile hills prized by winemakers. Alexander Valley’s warm climate, ideal soil chemistry and rolling hillside topography are best suited to Bordeaux grapes. The best cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot and malbec grapes thrive from the gentle benchland slopes to the hilltop mountain ridges, thanks to the valley’s inland locale and its array of soils rich in calcium, gravel, sand and clay.
Grand cru classé wines of Bordeaux were built around a rigorous classification system, and we believe new-world winemaking that honors our old-world peers should do the same. Our winegrowing philosophy guides us to use a diverse collection of exemplary vineyards—Jordan Estate hillside vineyard blocks and benchland and hillside family grower parcels, known as the “Côte de Jordan.”
Russian River Valley
Thanks to Jordan’s long-term relationships with our extended family of growers and lengthy experience with many of the region’s vineyards, chardonnay grapes are grown precisely to our standards from vintage to vintage. Grower Relations Manager Dana Grande works closely with our growers to adapt every minute detail of the winegrowing process based on constant changes during each growing season.