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Annual production is approximately 100,000 cases (includes sparkling as well as still and dessert wine). Actual production numbers are proprietary.
Founded in 1986 with a focus on excellence and authenticity of terroir, J Vineyards and Winery is housed in a state of the art facility in Healdsburg, CA that once belonged to Piper Sonoma. The vineyards included in the winery holdings are certified sustainable and J supports viticultural practices that are environmentally sensitive and responsible. J Vineyards and Winery has partnered with Canine Companions for Independence and donates a percentage of proceeds from special flights directly to the organization. Modern, refined elegance describes the winery's public tasting areas and J is the recipient of the 2014 CellarPass Destination Award for Best Food and Wine Pairing. J Vineyards and Winery is an inspiring destination that you don't want to miss.
Judy Jordan is a second generation vintner, following in the footsteps of her dad, Jordan Winery founder Tom Jordan. Judy, a college tennis player, graduated with a degree in Earth Sciences/Geology from Stanford University. In 1986 at age 25 she started her own winery, what is now named J Vineyards and Winery. The operation originally began producing sparkling wine in proximity to her father's winery. During the initial period wine was made in an old processing barn. The first release was in 1991 of the 1987 J Vintage Brut. The business grew and in 1996 Judy purchased the former Piper Sonoma winery just south of Healdsburg. In 1999 Judy incorporated a lavish food and wine pairing experience into a special tasting room. Hardships including recession, flooding and more have been overcome along the way. New vineyards have been acquired as old debts were paid off. The focus has remained on quality throughout the journey. Some award winning still varietal wines have been added to the lineup.
Judy and the team at J Vineyards and Winery are committed not only to making remarkable, world class sparkling wine, but to making great sparkling wine that truly reflects the terroir of the vineyards. To reflect the wine's sense of place including the climate, the soil, the aspect and much more. Core values come across as focusing on intergrity, respect and elegant comfort.
The 'J' brush stroke on the bottles was originally drawn by Judy several years ago and became the winery's trademark after working through the final design with a graphic designer. The wines are very popular for weddings, especially with brides whose first names begin with "J"!
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