Who: More than 300 LA-area restaurateurs, retailers, sommeliers, press, tastemakers and celebrities turned out to commemorate Jordan Vineyard & Winery’s 40th anniversary at a private event in West Hollywood hosted by winery CEO John Jordan and winemaker Rob Davis on April 23. VIP guests included Jimmy Stafford, Scott Underwood and Hector Maldonado of the superstar band Train, professional soccer player Landon Donovan of the Los Angeles Galaxy and the U.S. Men’s National Team, noted comedian and “Chelsea Lately” regular Ben Gleib, comedian Ben Morrison of “Punk’d” and “Last Comic Standing,” comedian Daryl Wright, Fox News Network “Fox & Friends Weekend” host Juliet Huddy, top producer Randall Winston (“Cougar Town,” “Scrubs,” “Spin City”), noted model Tinka Milinovic, restaurateur Piero Selvaggio of Valentino, chef Joe Miller of Joe’s and Bar Pintxo, Kathryn Romeyn of Los Angeles Confidential, Anthony Dias Blue of The Tasting Panel and many more. Jordan Winery 4 on 4 Los Angeles Art Competition winners Agne Jomantaite, Kristi Lippire, Mark Dean Veca and Kremena Ivanova were also in attendance.
When: Monday, April 23, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Where: The London West Hollywood Rooftop, 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
What: Jordan Vineyard & Winery, an iconic Sonoma County vintner known for its elegant Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, gorgeous chateau, intimate tours and tastings and dynamic culinary program, celebrated its 40th anniversary with a string of events in four cites: Miami (3/29-4/2), New York (4/4-4/5), Los Angeles (4/11, 4/23) and Dallas (4/24-4/25). The April 23 event in LA featured tastings of Jordan’s new vintages (2010 Chardonnay and 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon—releasing nationally May 1), as well as big bottles and standard formats of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon (1979 6 liter, 2001 3 liter, 2005 1.5 liter, 2002 750ml), fabulous food by Gordon Ramsay (mango-lobster crepes, ahi poke wontons, filet mignon potato rounds, crab cakes, angus sliders, vegan samosas), views from the London Hotel’s legendary rooftop and poolside cabana bottle service. Additionally the Los Angeles winners of the Jordan 4 on 4 Art Competition event, hosted April 11 at Hadid Gallery in West Hollywood, also exhibited their work. (For more information on Jordan Winery’s 4 on 4 Art Competition in Los Angeles, visit http://blog.jordanwinery.com/2012/04/4-on-4-los-angeles-art-competition-event-photos-and-highlights/.)
About Jordan’s Anniversary: 40 years ago on May 25, Tom and Sally Jordan signed the deed on their first piece of land in Alexander Valley and established what they then called Jordan Vineyard. Their son, John, was born that very same day. In honor of Jordan Vineyard & Winery’s 40th anniversary and John’s milestone birthday, Jordan is hosting a series of events across the country and fun activities online to share that festive party spirit with their loyal customers. A grand finale event will be held at the winery on June 2: www.causes.com/jordanforcharity.
Inspired by the masterful wine, food and hospitality of France, Tom and Sally Jordan followed their hearts from Colorado to California’s bourgeoning wine country in 1972. They quickly planted their first vineyard with a vision for creating a singular Cabernet Sauvignon that could rival the finest wines of Bordeaux. When the first vintage of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon debuted, it was an immediate success due to its elegance and early approachability, as well as its affinity for food. The Jordan family has spent the last four decades quietly building a reputation for relentless quality, graceful ageability and remarkable consistency of its Cabernets and Chardonnays vintage after vintage. For more information, visit www.jordanwinery.com, facebook.com/jordanwinery or follow Jordan on Twitter @jordanwinery.