Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Celebrate with us honoring the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts 2010 Art of Dessert Event Saturday, March 13 at 6pm!

The Art of Dessert
A Gala Evening Raising Funds for
Transforming Young Lives through Arts & Education

Celebrate with us honoring the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts 2010 Arts Benefactors of the Year Marcia and Gary Nelson and the Nelson Family of Companies at The Art of Dessert!

Enjoy an elegant evening of
 Delicious Dining
 Divine Desserts
 Exclusive Live and Silent Auctions
 Diamonds and Martinis

All proceeds raised will help fund Wells Fargo Center for the Arts programs, including our Education Through the Arts program serving 30,000 children a year.

To make a donation, including goods or services for the auction, and to reserve your table today; please contact Diana Hodgins at 707.527.7006 ext. 116 or call the Box Office at 707.546.3600.

Event Information
Saturday, March 13 at 6pm - Grand Lobby
$200 each or $1500 for a table of eight

J Vineyards & Winery Donation to Live Auction:
Legacy Vintage Brut Gift Collection
Bubble Room Tour & Tasting for Four
WC Member for the Day
Valued at $2,240.00

Legacy Vintage Brut Gift Collection:

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts:

Come Celebrate with J Vineyards & Winery at the 2010 World of Pinot Noir on Saturday, March 6th!

J Vineyards & Winery will be at the 2010 World of Pinot Noir.
Come celebrate with us!
March 5-6, 2010
The Cliffs Resort, Shell Beach, CA

Saturday, March 6th - Pinot Noir by the Sea Grand Tasting
Location: The Cliffs Resort ~ 2 - 5pm

Saturday, March 6th - Santa Barbara-style Paulée Dinner
Location: Au Bon Climat Winery ~ 6.30 - 11pm

Saturday Pinot Noir by the Sea Grand Tasting
Join more than 100 Pinot Noir producers from across the globe showing both current releases and library selections in three tasting tents located on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean and in The Grand Ballroom of The Cliffs Resort.

Saturday: Santa Barbara-style Paulée Dinner
This convivial fête, shared by participating Pinot Noir producers and connoisseurs was inspired by the Burgundian tradition that celebrates the end of harvest. Traditionally, each attendee of the Paulée brings a special bottle to share with the group. A special feature of this tradition of our own is that each winery participant attending will bring a special bottle and guests are not required to bring a special bottling - unless, of course, if you'd like to have "bragging rights" amongst your group! We're expecting more than 200 wineries in attendance!

Seating is open and mingling is encouraged. Visiting Chefs from across the country will share their specialties in a buffet extravaganza. Small plates are offered "a la minute" at Chef Stations and gourmet cheese/bread tables are available throughout the venue.

Come see J at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) Public Tasting on February 20th, 2010 from 2-5pm

Come see J at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) Public Tasting

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2010
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion near the Marina
of San Francisco

We will be pouring our wining wines:

Best of Class Judges' Choice
Sparkling Sweepstake Winner
J NV Brut Rosé, Russian River Valley

Gold Medal
J Vineyards 2007 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

For TICKETS and more information go to:

$60 Advance, $80 at the door if available.
Tickets are on sale now.
Buy now as the last two year public tastings' sold out in advance.

Friday, January 15, 2010

New Year Greeting From Judy Jordan, Founder & President of J Vineyards & Winery

GOODBYE 2009, HELLO 2010

When I founded J Vineyards & Winery nearly a quarter century ago, I knew I was in for the ride of my life. From our first vintage of sparkling wine made in an old converted prune processing shed to the launch of our new varietal wine program this year, J has carved out a niche built upon wine excellence and elegant hospitality. Our success has exceeded my wildest dreams.

I am very proud of this company and it would not have been possible without everyone’s hard work and dedication. From our winemaking, viticulture and administration, to sales, marketing, and hospitality, everyone at J should be proud of what we have accomplished together. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their rock solid support of J Vineyards & Winery.

As an entrepreneur and mother of two, I have worked hard to shape a successful wine company that is the essence of elegance and balance. Our sparkling wines, featuring the distinctive yellow “J” signature, are instantly recognized around the country by consumers, whether in a restaurant or a retail outlet.

This past year we embarked on a new direction for J. With the launch of our estate varietal Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines in new packaging, we are staking our legacy on the terroir of Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley. This unique viticultural appellation is our home. It is where we farm more than 250 acres of cool-climate grapes, planted on a myriad of rootstocks and clones, and all located along the loam and gravel edges of the Russian River and on nearby benches and hillsides.

My roots in the soil come honestly. As a trained geologist, I have come to know how terroir plays such an important role in the creation of world-class wines. The magnificent alluvial soils found in the Russian River Valley were formed over the millennia and play an important role in our ability to make great wine. Accompanying me on this journey of exploration are veteran Winemaker, George Bursick, and Viticulturist, John Erbe. Both have become experts on all aspects of our Russian River Valley terrain, and their dedication certainly shines through in our wines.

While we remain dedicated to our sparkling wine program, our varietal estate wines clearly represent the next generation of J Vineyards & Winery. The new varietal packaging, featuring a more subtle version of our classic “J” paintbrush logo, is designed to distinguish the varietal wines from our sparkling wines. The new labels reflect all the distinctive elements that comprise the very definition of terroir — soil, water, and air.

This launch of our new varietal program may seem like a gamble in today’s tough business climate. I assure you, however, that these are the right wines, at the right time, and I remain steadfast in my belief that winemaking excellence and wines of regional distinction will rule the day.

I encourage you to share a taste of our new Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines with your friends and family. The joy of wine discovery is still very much alive, even in these tough times.

Let us all raise a glass of J and toast to a bright New Year.

Judy Jordan
Founder & President

Monday, January 11, 2010