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Address: Stellenbosch Kloof Rd | Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch 7604, South Africa
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+27 21 881 3441
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South African roots. Worldwide acclaim.

Gary and Kathy Jordan have been...

South African roots. Worldwide acclaim.

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.

Jordan wines - a team effort, distinctly individual in character.

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

Technology in the hands of Mother Nature

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.

To ensure the highest level of quality, all wine is bottled and labeled on site, thus completing the circle from vineyards to wine.

The Jordan cellar - a perfect environment to transform exceptional fruit into world-class wine.

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Lovely views from the tasting area, decent wines

I would say that they have some decent wines, some of which are very good, maybe not quite as much to our taste as the neighbouring DMZ. Lovely views from the tasting area, very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would say that they have some decent wines, some of which are very good, maybe not quite as much to our taste as the neighbouring DMZ. Lovely views from the tasting area, very nice environment for tasting.

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Stellenbosch Kloof Valley and for visiting both DMZ and Jordan. We are pleased you enjoyed the tastings at both venues and found something that suits your tastes. We do agree though, the views at Jordan are spectacular. We hope to see you back at Jordan to try our new vintages, something... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved everything about our stay at Jordan Wine Estate. Received a warm welcome from the staff (on arrival). Check in was quick and effortless. Our luxury suite exceeded our expectations. Fine attention to detail is visible throughout. Had breakfast and lunch at the bakery, very good with excellent and extremely friendly staff. The best view on earth. We can... More 

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review of Jordan Wine Estate. We are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful stay and that everything met your expectations. We hope to see you back at Jordan soon. Regards The Team at Jordan Wine Estate More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nkomo looked after us superbly explaining each wine we tasted...she is obviously interested in her subject. We tried 3 wines each with a lovely platter of local cheeses and bread from the Bakery. The setting is lovely and it was a great introduction to the Stellenbosch region.

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. We have passed the message onto Nonko and she is beaming from ear to ear! We hope to see you back at Jordan soon. Regards The Team at Jordan Wine Estate More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my mom for lunch ..... amazing experience. Great food, wine and service as well as a fantastic view.

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We hope to see you back at Jordan soon. Regards The Team at Jordan Wine Estate More 

Truro, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called in to Jordan vineyard knowing that their food was good value and well prepared. We were not disappointed. Friendly service helped us on our way. Much better than our below average experience last year. Overall impression much better.

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for returning to Jordan despite your first bad experience. We went through significant changes in the last year and we are pleased to say that we've spent even more time in training the staff and working on ensuring the menu is fresh and exciting. We hope to see you back at Jordan again soon. Regards The Team at... More 

Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this winery as part of a wine lands tour. The setting is gorgeous and the weather was wonderful to enjoy a wine tasting. Tasted several wines and enjoyed my experience.

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of Jordan Wine Estate. We are so please you had a great visit to the estate and the weather played it's part in ensuring it was a perfect. We look forward to seeing you soon. Regards The Team at Jordan Wine Estate More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked lunch here both the food and service where excellent,followed by wine tasting,would highly recommend a visit if you are in this area .

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review of Jordan Wine Estate. We are thrilled to hear you had a great visit to The Restaurant and the tasting room. We hope to see you back at Jordan soon. Regards The Team at Jordan Wine Estate More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is one of those restaurants which you go uphill n be surrounded with a wide reservoir and greenery One of the most interesting restaurants in stellenbosch, there's like a fashion food show there I was trying to take pics of the plates as much as I can Try their fish plate

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review of Jordan and The Restaurant at Jordan. We are so pleased you had a wonderful visit. We hope to see you back at the estate soon. Regards The Team at Jordan Wine Estate More 

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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This was our place to stay during our 3 nights stay in Stellenbosch to attend a friend's wedding. To some up this place in one word...INCREDIBLE! The way it presents and the Interior design is absolutely stunning. From the pebble flooring in the bathroom, to the colour interiors and furnishings used throughout is first class. And the bed...the Super sized... More 

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review of the Jordan Luxury Suites. We are thrilled to hear you had a fantastic stay. We hope to see you back at Jordan again soon. Best wishes The Team at Jordan Wine Estate. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I want to live here! What a beautiful place and such a shame we only had one night to spend here. Tranquility and utter relaxation in fantastic, flawless accommodation with great wine and service. I started missing it the very minute we started driving away!

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Thea v, Manager at Jordan Wine Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review of Jordan Wine Estate. We are so pleased to hear you had a wonderful stay at the Luxury Suites and could relax. We hope to see you back at Jordan soon. Best wishes The Team at Jordan Wine Estate More 

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