Friday, November 29, 2013

Jordan celebrates 21 years and launches Jardine bakery

Maryna Strachan sipping Jordan’s delicious rosé
A beautiful summers day at Jordan
Into the cool winery for the vertical tasting
2 Jordan barrel fermented chardonnays and five years of Nine Yards Chardonnay
Thomas Orpen, Jordan marketing manager
Tasting Room manager Eron Martin
Sjaak Nelson, winemaker
Owner Cellarmaster Gary Jordan telling us about Jordan's 21 years of wine making
Dave Hughes CWM
Lunch: Louise Genis and Tom Orpen await us on the brand new deck
Eron shows us the older vintages we will enjoy with lunch
Talented chef and baker George Jardine
George’s wife Louise, who is the Restaurant manager, with Louise Starey
Ciska Rossouw, the baker, preparing our platters
Louise Genis
A very happy David Biggs
The menus to be served on the deck
The team who have been baking for us
A huge selection of breads and dips to start lunch with
Sesame humus, Chimichuri and Caponata to go with the bread. There was also a lovely garlicy aioli
Our wine list
One of the best views ever in the winelands
Owners Kathy and Gary Jordan with the media
The charcuterie platter with a silky smooth duck pate bloc, rilette, a great selection of local and imported meats accompanied by a sharp apricot relish, caper berries and cornichon
The local cheese platter with preserved figs
Peas and new potatoes with herbs and butter
What is the surprise inside this bread package?
Perfectly cooked fresh and moist hake!
Who can get enough of the relaxing views of vines and mountains?
A sticky tart au pruneaux (soaked prunes on an almond frangipani base) with a very chocolatey brownie
Alan Mullins
The dam is full, the vines are flourishing and the weather is perfect. Now go and see for yourself.
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2013

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