Things to Do in Healdsburg: Explore Jordan Winery


Al fresco eating and drinking is always on the agenda in northern Sonoma County, a vine-carpeted, mountainous corner of The Golden State. A central meeting point in this area is the hip town of Healdsburg, where Jordan Winery calls home. Restaurants, tasting rooms, and entertainment options abound in the town, yet the crowds can get wearisome. If relaxation and pampering are on your list, Jordan, a well-known hospitality doyen, offers seven unique things to do in Healdsburg. From a vineyard hike amongst their rolling hillsides to a chef-prepared terrace lunch, pairing delicious food and wine tasting experiences with stunning Sonoma scenery is their goal.

Vineyard Hikes

Get outside with a three-hour hiking adventure across Jordan Estate during spring, summer and fall. You’ll explore the 1,200-acre ranch’s back roads, vineyards, olive orchards and chef’s garden with the backdrop of nature and breathtaking views before a picnic with wine tasting. Price: $110

Hilltop Vineyard Dinner

Feel like you’re on top of the world with an unforgettable dinner party that brings fine dining to Jordan Estate’s highest hilltop. Served in an open-air pavilion, Sunset Supper at Vista Point in June pairs Jordan’s wines and the chef’s garden-inspired cuisine with panoramic views of three wine valleys at sunset. Price: $225

Tasting in the Vineyard

Wine lovers can enjoy Jordan’s new six-acre vineyard with glass in hand as part of the Chateau Block Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard Tasting. The guided tasting includes three vintages of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon spanning a decade, paired with local charcuterie from Journeyman Meat Co. Price: $75

Picnic Days

Sonoma County and Healdsburg boast many picturesque picnic spots, including several wineries. Though Jordan doesn’t have a public picnic area, Jordan’s sweeping lawns provide the backdrop for two special picnic events in summertime. Pick from an array of homemade provisions from pork rillettes and Journeyman salumi to citrus marinated olives, artisan cheeses and more, paired with Jordan wines. Price: $95

Terrace Dining

Enjoy the quintessential wine country experience—meals served under towering oak trees with a winery as the backdrop. Jordan debuts a Bastille Day Brunch in July and continues a Bounty of Sonoma County dinner with a farm-focused menu in August. Price: $200

Harvest Lunches

Experience a Jordan Estate tradition since the 1980s—a food and wine feast in September and October celebrating the thrilling grape harvest season. In a converted dining hall, guests enjoy Jordan wines and a lavish buffet from Jordan’s chef, mingling with winery employees and grape growers. Price: $30-60*

*Available only to Jordan Estate Rewards members

Olive Harvest Lunch

Savor fall in Sonoma County wine country with an olive harvest experience at Jordan Estate. Popular since its inception in 2016, this unique experience is considered one of the best things to do in Healdsburg Enjoy an al fresco luncheon featuring an interactive olive oil component tasting and a sumptuous three-course menu by the winery’s chef. Adventurous guests can also opt for olive harvesting after lunch. Price: $150

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Published on February 20, 2019