Guests cheersing with Jordan Chardonnay at an annual culinary event in Healdsburg

New Wine Events Coming to Healdsburg in 2018

Winter in Sonoma County wine country means rainy days, quieter tasting rooms and plenty of time to start planning this year’s best wine events. Jordan Winery announced several big changes to its 2018 special events calendar in its January e-newsletter, which are highlighted here. There’s no better time than winter to start planning a post-winter getaway to sunny Sonoma County and its charming town of Healdsburg.

MORE VINEYARD HIKES AT JORDAN WINERY

Jordan Vineyard & Winery is expanding its buzz-worthy vineyard hike experiences in 2018. In addition its popular morning hikes around the 1,200-acre Jordan Estate in Healdsburg, afternoon hikes have been added to the calendar for the first time, with eight hiking adventures total hosted on the following dates: April 20 and 21, May 10 and 11, June 21 and 22, October 24 and November 1. Tickets for this three-hour excursion, which culminates with wine tasting and a picnic lunch, are $95 per person, plus tax. For repeat hikers, new Jordan hiking trail is also being considered for 2018. Details for all eight vineyard hike events are available on the winery’s events calendar. The first Jordan Vineyard Hike of 2018 will take place April 20.

1474 Alexander Valley Road, Healdsburg, CA, 707-431-5250, jordanwinery.com

Jordan Chardonnay in wine glasses

NEW RELEASE REVEAL TASTING

Taste new vintages before they premiere with Jordan Winery’s first New Release Reveal Tasting on March 24. Hosted in the Jordan barrel room by John Jordan and Winemaker Rob Davis, this wine tasting event is a rare opportunity to taste three stellar vintages before the official release on April 1: 2016 Jordan Chardonnay, 2014 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon and highly anticipated 2012 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon in magnum. Tickets go on sale in February for $75 per person. For those who cannot attend, the commentary will also be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube.

1474 Alexander Valley Road, Healdsburg, CA, 707-431-5250, jordanwinery.com

Dinner is served with Jordan Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon at an annual culinary event

NEW WINERY DINNER PARTY IN MAY

Jordan Winery’s loyalty program, Jordan Estate Rewards, celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018, and the winery is hosting a series of promotions and events, all highlighted on the winery’s blog. Spring at Jordan, a reception-style event hosted annually in May to share the newest vintages of Jordan Chardonnay and Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon, is going on hiatus in 2018 to make room for a Jordan Estate Rewards 10th Anniversary Dinner in Healdsburg on May 19. A festive, four-course wine dinner will be hosted in the winery’s historic oak tank room. Tickets are $200 per person and go on sale in April.

1474 Alexander Valley Road, Healdsburg, CA, 707-431-5250, jordanwinery.com

Fig and goat cheese crostinis made by guests at an Interactive Farm-to-Table Luncheon

MORE SONOMA COOKING CLASSES

Last fall, Jordan Winery hosted its first Farm-to-Table Interactive Cooking Luncheon series with Relish Culinary Adventures. The harvest season events sold out quickly and are back in 2018. The day-long, hands-on excursion begins in Jordan Winery’s garden, where guests sip Champagne and harvest fruits, vegetables and herbs before heading to Healdsburg’s farmers market for more provisions. Hosted on three Saturdays in September and October, the experience culminates at Relish’s demonstration kitchen in downtown Healdsburg with a hands-on cooking class and seated lunch with Jordan wine pairings. Tickets are $200 per person and go on sale in July.

1474 Alexander Valley Road, Healdsburg, CA, 707-431-5250, jordanwinery.com
jordan winery lunch, harvest lunch beet platter
A platter of roasted beets from the Jordan Winery garden.

WINERY HARVEST LUNCHES

To celebrate the harvest season, Jordan continues to host winery lunch events in September, October and November during both grape and olive harvest. A tradition since the 1980s, Jordan Harvest Lunches, offered exclusively to silver, gold and platinum members of Jordan Estate Rewards for $25-$50 per person plus points, will be hosted weekdays mid-September through early October, with official dates announced in July. Jordan Winery’s third-annual Olive Harvest Celebration & Lunch, featuring an olive oil component tasting, a sumptuous three-course lunch and an optional olive harvest demonstration, will take place November 2. Tickets for the general public go on sale in September for $125 per person.

1474 Alexander Valley Road, Healdsburg, CA, 707-431-5250, jordanwinery.com

There are more ways than ever to escape to Healdsburg for a weekend to enjoy the Sonoma wine country lifestyle. Peruse Jordan Winery’s entire 2018 events calendar, featuring several dinner party events, such as A Taste of Spring in April, the unforgettable Sunset Supper at Vista Point in June, a a Bastille Day Dinner in July and a Bounty of Sonoma County Dinner in August. 

 

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Born and raised in rural Kansas, Lisa Mattson fell in love with wine during college in South Florida and worked for a wine magazine before moving to Northern California. Her days are spent being a writer, photographer and videographer for Jordan Winery and nights cooking Thai food or microgreen salads. When she’s not eating and sipping her way through Sonoma County, she travels the world with her husband in search of the best restaurants, snorkeling spots and tiki bars.

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