Long before Netflix and Chill with a glass of wine on TV became an American pastime, wine made many appearances on the big screen, though always in the form of a faux. Until about 20 years ago, actors and actresses toted wine glasses filled with thin grape juice or water doused in food coloring during sipping scenes. Wine lovers scoffed at the fakes found in fancy films: No fine red wine has a pale fuchsia hue! But, as wine gained more mainstream prominence in American culture—and TV studios wanted their scenes to look and feel as real as possible—authentic wine took its place on set. Wine is now so often featured in films and television shows that it deserves a SAG card, though actors and actresses still do not typically consume alcohol while shooting scenes. (Non-alcoholic wines and quality grape juices often serve as stunt doubles for the real thing.)
Jordan Winery is very fortunate to have had its wines selected many times for appearances in TV and movie scenes—so much so that we’ve decided to start a running list of Jordan wine on TV spottings for our fans. For those who love to sip on Jordan wine while catching a flick at home, these are the latest on-demand TV shows and big screen film releases where Jordan Chardonnay and Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon appeared. To learn more about Jordan’s brushes with fame over the years, visit our Celebrities Who Drink Jordan Wine blog.
As Seen In 2023: Shows Co-Starring Jordan Wine on TV
The Time Traveler’s Wife – HBO
The love story of Clare (played by Rose Leslie) and Henry (Theo James), whose marriage has a major complication: time travel. Wine on TV spotting: Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon in season 1, episode 4.
Barry – HBO Max
This American comedy crime drama series concluded in 2023 after four seasons. Perfect for binging while sipping wine, Barry stars a former U.S. Marine who works as a hitman and joins an acting class while on the job in Los Angeles. Bill Hader plays Barry, and Henry Wilker stars as the acting class teacher, Gene Cousineau. During the second season in episode 6, professor Cousineau dines alone with a bottle of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon, remembering his lost love. In episode 5 of season 3, Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon makes another appearance on the kitchen counter.
Justified: City Primeval – Hulu
Described as “Bold, dangerous and gritty,” this drama series centers around a U.S. Marshal (Raylan Givens, played by Timothy Olyphant) from Kentucky who lives in Miami. He follows a lead from a Florida highway to Detroit and crosses paths with a sociopath, which sets him on a new collision course. Jordan Cabernet makes appearances at Sweeney’s Bar in season 1, episodes 1 and 2.
The Company You Keep – Hulu
A night of passion leads to a relationship between an Italian-American con man named Charlie (actor Milo Ventimiglia) and a CIA agent named Emma (actress Catherine Haena Kim) in this series. During season 1, episode 108, Daphne Finch (actress Felisha Ferrell), a consultant to one of the mobsters in the show, pours a celebratory glass of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon in her apartment. The show was canceled after one season and may no longer be available on Hulu, so try Amazon Prime or Apple TV.
This Is Us – NBC Peacock
This drama series, which ran for six seasons, follows the lives and families of two sets of parents (one pregnant with triplets) through childbirth and several time frames in life that follow. The popular show stars Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore (Jack and Rebecca), and Sterling K. Brown and Susan Kelechi Watson (Randall and Beth). During episode 7 of season 6, Randall pours a glass of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon for Beth.
The Lincoln Lawyer – Netflix
This popular streaming show is about a lawyer, Mickey Haller, who runs his law practice out of the back of a chauffeur-driven Lincoln Navigator in Los Angeles. This legal drama series stars Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Haller, Becki Newton as Lorna Crane and Neve Campbell as Maggie McPherson. Renewed for a third season in 2023, The Lincoln Lawyer is produced by powerhouse David E. Kelley of Ally McBeal and Big Little Lies fame. During season 2, episode 201, 2019 Jordan Chardonnay makes its wine on TV appearance.
Ginny & Georgia – Netflix
A comedy about a family that yearns to put down roots in a quaint New England town after years on the run. Georgia is the mother, played by Brianne Howey, and Ginny is her daughter, played by Antonia Gentry. They have a complicated relationship with Zion Miller, Ginny’s father, played by Nathan Mitchell. During season 2, episode 2, Zion and his new girlfriend enjoy a bottle of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon wine while having dinner with his daughter, Ginny.
City on Fire – Apple TV +
Crime drama about a college student shot in Central Park soon connected to a series of fires, the music scene and an uptown family. In the first season, episode 105, Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon is on the dining table while husband and wife are having a serious discussion.
For the Love of Jason – Amazon Prime Video, Vudu
This series follows the dating life of a single guy in his thirties named Jason Grant, played by Trell Woodberry. After breaking up with his long-time sweetheart from college, Grant, finds himself in several awkward encounters with women and starts feeling like the “odd man out” as friends move along in life. During season 2, a wall filled with Jordan Cabernet and Jordan Chardonnay bottles appears in episodes 2, 4, 5 and 6. Season 3 has yet to be announced, but we hope Jason returns with more wine on TV scenes.
You Hurt My Feelings – Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video
A drama comedy about a novelist whose long marriage gets rocky when she overhears her husband talking about her latest book. Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays Beth, the author who also teaches writing classes, and her husband, Don, is a therapist played by Tobias Menzies. During a birthday dinner for Beth’s brother-in-law, Mark, played by Arian Moayed (Succession), who is married to Beth’s sister, Sarah, played by Michaela Watkins, Jordan Chardonnay is spotted on the dining table.