Old world elegance,
new world hospitality
It took a few more years for the Jordans to fully realize their food-focused concept of winery entertaining. In 1979, construction of the chateau’s hospitality wing was finally complete—just in time for the release of the inaugural 1976 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon. The dining room overlooked the oak cask room, a gourmet kitchen abutted the cellars and three guest suites opened to the barrel rooms. The thoughtful design integrating hospitality and wine production captured France’s old-world elegance in every detail. Jordan remains one of the only California wineries with lodging where you can stay overnight and wake up with a view of the wine barrels.
Apart from a small addition to the kitchen, the unique chateau’s original footprint has remained untouched, a testament to the Jordans’ foresight. While the ivy-covered chateau looks unchanged on the outside, major investments in energy efficiency and hospitality have occurred in recent years. Bacchus Courtyard, the Library, Cellar Room and all three guest suites were renovated during the pandemic. Guests can explore the Winery Chateau and its new, old-world look on the Library Tasting or a Winery Tour & Tasting.