After living in San Francisco over 1.5 years it seemed absurd that I had yet to make it to Healdsburg. I had heard such fabulous things about the wineries, the gorgeous landscape, the adorable downtown and the fabulous restaurants that I was thrilled to plan a day trip to visit. I wanted to be sure to put together the perfect itinerary with a mix of both casual and more formal traditional wineries which is exactly what I did. The first stop is Stone Street Vineyards & Winery. Super chill and relaxing. I would then suggesting finishing at Jordan Winery for that over the top fabulous visit and experience. Read more about Jordan below.
For my first visit to Jordan Winery (since after going once I know I’ll be returning again many times) I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. From the web site I could tell it was a very established impressive vineyard, but it wasn’t until I arrived and entered the grand estate did I realize how gorgeous and spectacular it really was! I was participating in a Trade Tour & Tasting, which is very similar to the Winery Tour & Library Tasting offered to consumers and it was fabulous. We had an amazing guide, Jayson, who couldn’t have been more passionate, professional and informative, not only about the Jordan Wines but also the Jordan family, the Jordan Winery’s winemaker and their fabulous chef. The wines were wonderful; I tasted different vintages of their flagship Cabernet Sauvignon and one vintage of Chardonnay, and there was an option for everyone. The grounds of Jordan Winery are so spectacular that you feel as if you’re at a château in Bordeaux, France.
As a fellow blogger, I was also very intrigued to learn that Jordan Winery has a blog which has received impressive honors including: 2013 Best Winery Blog, 2013 Best Photo/Video on a Blog and 2012 Best Winery Blog, as well as a finalist in Wine Spectator‘s 2013 and 2011 Lights! Camera! Pour! Video Contest. Be sure to check it out. 1474 Alexander Valley Road. Healdsburg, CA 95448
The Jordan family
Jayson Blakley our fabulous Tour Guide
Selected photos below courtesy of Jordan Winery.