Owner & Winemaker, Kivelstadt Cellars, Glen Ellen, CA
Jordan is a passionate wine lover, grower and winemaker. He began his career working for Copain Wines of California, a premier producer of Pinot Noir and Syrah. After that he headed to Australia, working on some of the world’s best Syrah and Cabernet. He then returned to Sonoma, working for the Donum Estate, producing multiple top scoring pinots for the Russian River. Jordan’s true passion has always been restrained Rhone wines. In 2012 he launched Kivelstadt Cellars, a boutique California winery focusing on Rhone Varietals from his family’s organic vineyard, and then sourcing from the best of the North Coast of California. Today, Jordan produces about 5,000 cases a year, including Syrah, Carignane, Grenache, Rousanne, Marsanne, and in honor of his California roots – a Charbono and Zinfandel. His wines are balanced, low in alcohol, and pay homage to the classic old-world style.