January 1, 2024 | by Brent Young

As stewards of a 1,200-acre estate with more than three-quarters of the land preserved as natural habitat, Jordan is naturally focused on being a sustainable green business. We are a certified sustainable winery and vineyard that follows the three tenets of sustainability in our farming and winery operations. This means our business practices must be environmentally sound, economically feasible and socially equitable. Our commitment to environmental stewardship in all aspects of the business has allowed us to achieve numerous green business and sustainable winery certifications.

Sign showing the green business certifications that Jordan Winery has earned

Sustainable Winery Certifications List

Sonoma Green Business Program
Honors small businesses that volunteer to operate in a more environmentally responsible way. Jordan Winery has been a member since 1999. This program has since transitioned into the California Green Business Network.

Bay Area Green Business Program
Distinguishes small businesses that protect, preserve and sustain our environment. Since 2000, Jordan has been enrolled in this program.

Fish Friendly Farming
Recognizes agricultural properties managed to restore fish and wildlife habitat while improving water quality. Jordan joined Fish Friendly Farming in 2012.

Fish Friendly Farming Light Touch Award 
Praises businesses who farm sustainably with a gentle touch on the land. Due to our sustainable farming practices, Jordan Winery received this award in 2012.

Bee Friendly Farming
Recognizes farms, gardens and other businesses that support bees directly or indirectly. Since 2013, Jordan has been certified in this program. We are also members of the Sonoma County Beekeepers’ Association.

The Drinks Business Green Awards
Jordan was shortlisted in 2023 for the prestigious Amorim Biodiversity Award. This award recognizes businesses that advance biodiversity, on their lands and beyond their boundaries, by enhancing species richness with clear and measurable results.

Fish Friendly Ranching
Identifies working ranches that maintain water quality and foster biodiversity in aquatic and riparian habitats. Jordan was the first sustainable winery to become Fish Friendly Ranching certified in 2014. The program is administered by Fish Friendly Farming.

EverGreen Sonoma Clean Power
Provides Sonoma businesses access to environmentally friendly power, generated by local renewable resources, such as solar, wind and geothermal. Jordan has been a member since 2014, not long after our solar array was installed in power the majority of the winery’s electrical needs year-round.

Monarch Sustainer of the Year
Jordan was named the 2022 Monarch Sustainer of the Year Award from Pollinator Partnership for the team’s exceptional efforts in creating habitats and raising awareness for monarch butterflies. Jordan maintains nearly 10 acres of pollinator sanctuaries, supporting native bees, hummingbirds and the endangered Western monarch butterfly.

Sonoma County Sustainable
Recognizes Sonoma wineries and grape growers with best practices in environmental stewardship, conservation of natural resources and sustainable farming. Sonoma County Winegrowers oversees this program, and Jordan has been certified since 2016, and most of our growers have been certified since 2019.

Certified California Sustainable Vineyard & Winery
Includes California Sustainable Winegrowing (CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE) vineyards and wineries that produce quality grapes and wine, protect the environment and enhance their communities by implementing sustainable winegrowing practices. This program is administered by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. Jordan worked on the official paperwork for several years and completed its sustainable winery certification in 2019.

Geese on the bank of the river with trees and fields surrounding
Bee in a squash blossom
Beehives at Jordan Estate
Jordan vineyard
Geese on the bank of the river with trees and fields surrounding
Bee in a squash blossom
Beehives at Jordan Estate
Jordan vineyard