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Jordan Wine Estate

Stellenbosch Klood Road, Vlottenburg
Region: Stellenbosch (+27) 21 881 3441 http://jordanwines.com
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  • Year Established:
    1993
  • Winery Contact:
    Gary & Kathy Jordan
  • Winemaker:
    Sjaak Nelson

About our winery:

Gary and Kathy Jordan have been making world-class wines since 1993 on a farm with a history going back over 300 years. He’s a geologist, she’s an economist – together this husband and wife team is a phenomenon. Gary’s parents, Ted and Sheelagh, bought the 146 hectare Stellenbosch property in 1982, and embarked on an extensive replanting programme, specializing in classic varieties suited to the different soils and slopes.From the Jordan hillside vineyards one has spectacular panoramic views of Table Mountain, False Bay and Stellenbosch. Gary and Kathy worked internationally for two years, refining their high-energy instincts with practical experience. They returned home to build a cellar in 1992.The following year, the vines were judged ready for making wines that would carry the Jordan name. From that first year it was obvious that a new star had been added to the winemaking firmament. Continuing success has enlarged the team, with the focus on producing fiercely individual wines that combine the fruity accessibility of the New World with the classic elegance of the old.


Three things to love about us:

The cellar is pure Jordan. An elegant, yet bold fusion of Old and New World architectural ideas. State-of-the-art, practical and functional, the high-tech elements blend easily with the forces of nature. The cellar is designed around a gravity flow system using natural cooling through recessing the cellar into the slope of the mountain.Stainless steel fermentation tanks, varying in capacity, enable fruit from individual vineyards to be vinified separately. Tanks are jacketed with cooling bands to ensure controlled fermentation and storage temperatures.The barrel-fermented white wines are made according to Classic Burgundian methods. Fermentation takes place in the coolest area of the underground cellar. Separate barrel cellars are designated for Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Shiraz where the wines mature and undergo malolactic fermentation in Bordeaux-shaped barrels.The Jordan cellar – a perfect environment to transform exceptional fruit into world-class wine.


What makes us unique:

Unique by Nature’s Design.The Jordan philosophy is simple: Success begins in the vineyards. Exceptional wines are made possible by careful management of the farm’s extensive natural assets through innovative canopy management and selecting varieties and clones specifically suited to the various soils and slopes.Unique by Nature’s Design, the Jordan slopes face North, South, East, and West, with vineyards lying at differing altitudes from 160 to 410 m above sea level. The vineyards with their close proximity to both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans benefit from coastal fog and cool breezes. A mild Mediterranean climate with a maritime influence minimizes the risk of frost damage.The soils at Jordan have evolved from 600 million year old Cape Granite, and range from deep, well-drained clay-loam to gravelly and sandy duplex soils situated on clay.The Jordan philosophy combines the vineyards’ natural assets with innovative management, creating a profound expression of terroir. It also includes a profound respect for nature with a selection of indigenous flora and fauna to be found on the farm


Our awards:

Jordan received the International Chardonnay Trophy at the Decanter World Wine Awards (2nd time in 3 years) for the 2013 Jordan Estate Barrel Fermented Chardonnay.Jordan Wine Estate was rated one of South Africa’s Top 20 Wineries in a 2014 wine-writer poll conducted by Tim James, (and 1 of only 7 wineries to occupy this position since 2001.) The 2014 Top 100 SA Wine Awards presented Jordan Wine Estate with the Top 5 Vineyard Consistency Award with 3 wines (2013 Nine Yards Chardonnay, 2013 ‘The Real McCoy’ Riesling, and the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon) in the Top 100 SA wines. The 2011 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon won the American Express Trophy at the prestigious 2014 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show for the best Cabernet Sauvignon (also the second time in three years). The 2011 Jordan Chameleon Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot was rated in the Top 6 Red Blends at the Classic Wine Awards.The 2012 Jordan ‘The Prospector’ Syrah was awarded the prestigious Shiraz Top 12 award by the SA Shiraz Association in June 2014. The 2012 ‘Nine Yards’ Chardonnay and the 2011 Cobblers Hill red Bordeaux Blend received gold medals at the Sommelier Wine Awards in London and joined ‘The A-list’ at a straw poll of sommeliers. ‘The Real McCoy’ Riesling and the ‘Nine Yards’ Chardonnay received Platinum awards at the South African Wine Index for consistency.Jordan Wine Estate was awarded Producer of the Year at the 2014 SA Terroir Wine Awards with three national winners, one of the Top 5 Estate


  Days and hours open

Mon9:30 AM4:30 PM
Tue9:30 AM4:30 PM
Wed9:30 AM4:30 PM
Thu9:30 AM4:30 PM
Fri9:30 AM4:30 PM
Sat9:30 AM4:30 PM
Sun9:30 AM4:30 PM

  • Casual
  • Good For Groups
  • Hidden Gem
  • Has A View
  • Modern
  • Quiet
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Merlot
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Rose
  • Riesling
  • Syrah
  • Blends
  • Bordeaux
  • Chardonnay
  • Food Available
  • Gardens
  • Private Tasting
  • Picnic Sites
  • Catering
  • Ability to Purchase Wine
  • Wedding Services
  • Restaurant
  • Tours
  • Event Space
  • Wheelchair Friendly

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