21 Things to do at Jordan Wine Estate when the Lock-Down Ends!

Jordan Wine Estate want to encourage all customers to stay safe at home during the lockdown but this does not mean that you can’t plan ahead to have a Jordan experience in the future.

We will be counting down the 21 things to do at Jordan wine estate to give you something to look forward to when our lock-down ends.

They’ll also be having a #21daysoflockdown celebration on their Instagram with 21 Jordan images to brighten up your day during the lockdown! Follow the wine estate on Instagram at @Jordan_wines and The Bakery @bakeryjordan and on Facebook!

Upcoming Online Tasting Experience

Gary & Kathy Jordan will be hosting a live tasting from Mousehall, in the UK, on the 10th of April. Find out what makes Jordan so unique and why we planted vines where they did from rock star / Geologist, Gary Jordan himself.

You can view part 2 here!

#1: Chardonnay Brunch Experience

Did you know Jordan is known for producing some of the best Chardonnay’s in Stellenbosch?

Why not book yourself a real treat to enjoy our Chardonnay Brunch Experience, with some of the special people you’ve not been able to see in the flesh for a while.

Enjoy 3 course breakfast brunch, made from locally sourced & seasonal ingredients. Each course is perfectly paired with one of our award winning Chardonnay’s.

If you’re lucky enough to have some stock of our infamous Chardonnays at home, why not treat yourself tonight to a glass of one these fantastic examples of Chardonnay.

Let us know which one is your favourite: Jordan Blanc de Blancs Méthode Cap Classique, Jordan Unoaked Chardonnay or Jordan Barrel Fermented Chardonnay?

Book this experience now or on sales@jordanwines.com and have something to look forward to.

#2 Safari-style Vineyard Tour at Jordan Wine Estate

Join Jordan Wine Estate for a tour of the vineyards in an open safari-style game viewing Land Rover.

You might not see lions, elephants and general game but they will take you on a tour with stops to experience the spectacular views of False and Table Bays as well as the flora and fauna of the Cape Winelands.

Experience the terroir and geology of the estate whilst tasting a selection wines in the sustainably grown vineyards.

After the vineyard tour head into the cellar and learn about the special techniques they embrace to make all wines. Then FINALLY end off on the terrace or deck over-looking the Stellenbosch Kloof Valley and taste a few more wines.

You will receive a beautifully branded wine glass on the tour, which will be yours to keep, and each time you sip a glass of wine, you’ll remember your experience at Jordan.

Book a vineyard tour here https://bit.ly/3abAOzs or email sales@jordanwines.com

#3 Enjoy a coffee with a View at Jordan Bakery

It’s the small things that spark joy and it can be as simple as enjoying a cup of coffee on The Bakery’s deck while admiring the scenic views of Jordan.

Let us know what is the first coffee you will have at Jordan after the lock-down between a Espresso single or double, Americano, Flat white, Latte, Rooibos cappuccino with honey or an Ice coffee?

Enjoy your coffee of choice with one of the many decadent pastries available from the deli counter: a salted caramel slice, red velvet cupcake, English fudge, croissant torte and many more.

View our menu and book your table at www.thebakery.co.za

#4 Award-Winning Wine Tasting at Jordan Wine Estate

It’s the first Monday in our lock-down so why not plan your next wine tasting?

Jordan Wine Estate have a great selection of award-winning & John Platter 5 star wines, for you to choose from in our Terroir Tasting at the Jordan tasting room.

Not sure which 5 wines to order for your tasting?

No problem here is a bit more information about each wine:

We all need magic in our lives. Especially black magic on those days you just think it’s never going to end. Sit back and let the magic take over with a glass of Black Magic Merlot.

Part whole-berry fermentation and softer pump-overs extract aromas of red plums and dark bitter chocolate. French oak maturation seasons the wine to accentuate the seductive flavours and generous velvety tannins.

The Jordan The Prospector Syrah, named after the mining rush that took place in the late 1800s which led to the finding of tin on the property of Jordan estate. Find a beautiful spot in your home and enjoy this silky, spicy, elegant wine.

The Inspector Péringuey is named of the Inspector General of the Cape who led the fight against phylloxera and supervised the importation of healthy rootstocks from America and grafting onto vine. He basically saved the wine industry so you could drink great wines. Save yourself… Open the bottle.

We’re all a little out of sorts at the moment. This wine isn’t. The Jordan the Outlier Sauvignon Blanc is a beautiful combination of fruit and a touch of oak. Perfectly normal for those abnormal days. Make sure it’s perfectly chilled, then chill….

Jordan Chardonnay is a variety of chardonnay clones planted on different slopes, harvested at different ripening levels and pretty much all of it fermented and matured in French oak barrels. Bold and graceful with fragrances of lemon biscuit and overripe oranges will keep you relaxed during lock-down.

Jordan The Long Fuse Cabernet Sauvignon: short fuse or long fuse, at some point there is a fuse and it’s going to explode. Once you’ve popped… the bottle, that is, enjoy this wine knowing that it took over 300 charges of dynamite to remove a granite boulder from the soils of Jordan to make way for more vines.

Jordan Unoaked Chardonnay, Inspired by the styles of Chablis where Chardonnay is allowed to express its inherent character. A totally unique unoaked offering that is defined partly by extended lees contact that develops mouthfeel and nuance in the wine. Aromas of freshly grated lemon zest and citrus orchard that finishes with flavours of apricot puree and lime sorbet.

Jordan Cold Fact Sauvignon Blanc: to be enjoyed while listening to Rodriguez album “Cold Fact” and search for that sweet spot: a combination of fruit flavours, minerality and sugar, man!

The Real McCoy Riesling is made with our German clone grapes that were vinified and once the perfect balance between sugar and acidity was reached, the fermentation was stopped to retain a hint of natural fruit sugars. Intense flavours of lime through to white peach and Granny Smith apple. A superb accompaniment to the lighter spectrum of Asian cuisine.

#5 A Wineland Getaway

After spending 21 days at home we are sure you are looking for the perfect getaway!

The Jordan Luxury Suites, located on a tranquil working estate, are just 25 minutes from Cape Town International airport and 10 minutes from Stellenbosch.  They have 13 uniquely decorated suites, overlooking the vineyards & Stellenbosch Mountains. With just a short walk to the tasting room, The Bakery and The Restaurant at Jordan, makes this the perfect place from which to explore the neighbouring wine estates!

Alternatively you can spend your entire stay on the estate! Take advantage of their range of wine tasting options, winery and vineyard tours, a food and wine pairing brunch experience, or get your pulse racing up in the vineyards with a link perfectly located, onto the Bottelary Mountain bike tracks.  Bikes are available for rent from Jordan, by prior arrangement.

Take advantage of all we have on offer and the estate and enjoy a change in scenery…

Book a night away | https://bit.ly/2xm6cN9 or email them on accommodation@jordanwines.com

#6 Dinner at the Jordan Restaurant

Only 16 days left before you can spoil yourself with dinner at the Jordan Restaurant with Chef George Jardine! Because cooking at home for 21 days, is no joke!

One of the first signature chef restaurants in the Cape Winelands, the Jordan Restaurant with Chef George Jardine brings top Chef George Jardine’s brand of contemporary fare from city to country. Featuring a tranquil terrace there are stunning views overlooking the vineyards and lake next to the Jordan cellar and tasting room.  Dinner at The Restaurant is a gastronomic experience, which is why it should definitely be on your bucket list!

Before you leave, don’t forget a trip to the walk-in cheese room to select your own board of artisanal Cape farm cheeses with preserves and breads is a MUST!

Booking is essential.

For a reservations please contact restaurant@jordanwines.com or telephone +27 (0) 21 881 3612

#7 Sweet Treats at The Bakery!

If you are anything like us you would have already eaten all your lock-down snacks. Especially if they look as delicious as this pecan nut tart and salted caramel slice from the bakery at Jordan.

The Bakery at Jordan bakes their sweet pastries daily and although they are not open, the great news is there is only 15 days left before they reopen!

While on lock-down, we are pretty sure that The Bakery’s Chef Thys Esterhuysen will be concocting all sorts of delicious new sweet treats to enjoy, especially for his daily spoils: patisserie of the day.
We can’t wait to see what he comes up with!

So what is the first thing you would buy out of all sweet treats?

The baked cheesecake, croissant with cheese & preserves, red velvet cupcake, patisserie of the day, pecan nut tart, salted caramel slice, croissant torte with gelato, English fudge, giant cookies or our flourless chocolate decadence.

With a selection like this, there is something for anyone! 

Book here | https://bit.ly/33MeNon

#8 Join the Jordan Wine Estate Wine Club

Did you know that Jordan Wine Estate have a wine club?

We present to you… the Insiders Wine Club!  This club was started in February 2006 by Gary and Kathy Jordan as a way to share their love of wine with family, friends and like-minded winos! 

As an Insider’s Wine Club member you will be eligible for complimentary tastings at the estate for yourself and three friends, up to 50% discount on local transport throughout the year and FREE delivery on local orders, for R5000 or more.  You will also be invited to exclusive Insider-only events, at the estate and in other cities in South Africa, as well as first option to purchase discounted tickets for Jordan events open to the general public.

It doesn’t stop there!

You can purchase rare or special “Members Only” wine and you will receive regular newsletters from Jordan to keep you updated with all that is Jordan. You will also get pre-notification of all special offers from the Tasting Room and first option on new vintages ahead of their release to the public. Terms and conditions do apply.

There will be running specials at The Bakery at Jordan for all Insiders members and discounts and/or upgrades for Jordan Luxury Suites.

AND SO MUCH MORE….

Sign up to become an insiders member here | https://bit.ly/2WLxcQR

Or email Tania Cupido on insiders@jordanwines.com

#9 Enjoy a beautiful picnic at Jordan Wine Estate

We have only 13 days left of lock-down (we hope) and we are so proud of how far we have come! After only having access to your own garden / courtyard / balcony why not join us for a picnic on our beautiful gardens on the estate, after the lock-down?

The picnic pods are ideal for family gatherings & celebrations.

Sit back and relax under the trees, with views for days and catch up with the ones we love.

The private picnic pods that can accommodate up to 8 adults, are decked with blankets and pillows. One picnic basket contains enough for two people and also includes a bottle of Chameleon wine and Jordan spring water.

Don’t forget the kids…. They have a lawn so lush and long they will be able to run for hours! PLUS they also do delicious kiddies baskets.

Picnics will still be available until the end of April but they will most DEFINITELY be back for spring… How many days until spring???

Enquiries: events@jordanwines.com

#10 Mountain Biking at Jordan Wine Estate

We all are craving the feeling of exercise and to stretch our legs and to get our hearts pumping to release all those feel-good endorphins!

Once lock-down is lifted why not take to the hills and enjoy the endless single track at Jordan! Perfect for cyclists, runners and if you are anything like us after 21 days… leisurely strollers.

Having a link to the Bottelary Hills Mountain Bike Trail route has made enjoying the trails all that much more exciting! The Bottelary Hills Conservancy (BHC) became a non-profit organisation in 2008 with the assistance of private landowners and conservation authorities who initiated and led the formation of the BHC.  The BHC falls within the Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve where is serves as a buffer zone to protect and maintain the rich biodiversity in the area.  Jordan Wine Estate are pleased to share the same ethos at the BHC and to be a link on the trails.

Buy your day permits for R60 from The Bakery at Jordan and head out to enjoy the most epic views of the Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Table Mountain and take in the flora and fauna of the region.  Once you have accomplished your exercise for the day, join for a coffee and pastry at The Bakery, or why not stay for a leisurely lunch?  Go on… you deserve it!

View our menu and reserve your table here https://bit.ly/2X58knx

#11 Enjoy a tasting of Jordan Wines at Den Anker

Jordan Wines love sharing their love for wine tastings! So although we are sure you will have a bucket list full of things to do after the lock-down has ended, don’t forget to add a Jordan Wine tasting at Den Anker in the V&A Waterfront to your list!

Taste three of Jordan’s finest wines, with a view across the harbour, all the way up to Table Mountain! And while you are there why not top everything off with a dinner at Den Anker.

Here is a small preview of the three wines you can taste at Den Anker:

  • Cold Fact Sauvignon Blanc: inspired by the Cold Fact album from singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez, who became a cultural phenomenon in South Africa and was made internationally famous in the film ‘Searching for Sugar Man.’
  • Barrel Fermented Chardonnay: a distinct ravine in the Stellenbosch Kloof ward allows the opportunity to harness the cooling influences from the False Bay on our south and east facing slopes. This captures the intense flavour compounds found in the grape skins.
  • Black Magic Merlot: the name Merlot is thought to be a diminutive of merle, the French name for the blackbird. At Jordan, our Merlot vineyards are based on black Tourmaline-rich granite which darkens the soil, leading to perfumed, inky wines. We all can do with a little Black Magic Merlot in our lives.

Take a virtual tour of Den Anker here https://bit.ly/2QV0ZD2

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Written by Marvin

Founder of FoodBlogSA Media. B.Bus.Sc. - Marketing; M.Bus.Sc- Tourism. A career in destination marketing was calling but then my passion for food took over. Welcome to our restaurant marketing platform.

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