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About J Vineyards & Winery

A legacy of making exceptional sparkling and varietal wines in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley since 1986.

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As a gutsy 25-year old, Judy Jordan set out on a quest to create her vision of the perfect sparkling wine. Her journey took her to Sonoma County's Russian River Valley where she and her team masterfully crafted an elegant sparkling wine collection that was met with a passionately loyal following.
As a trained geologist, Judy was inspired by Mother Nature's bounty of microclimates laced throughout J's Russian River Valley estate vineyards. When people told her it was "impossible" for a sparkling wine house to make great varietal wine, it further fueled her competitive nature to bring the ultimate wine experience to life. Let's just say, this is one woman who knows how to live boldly and make her mark.

With a commitment to innovation and a passion for wine, J continues to produce sparkling wines as well as highly lauded varietal Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays, Pinot Gris, and other varietal wines led by Winemaker Nicole Hitchcock. Experience it all through J's food and wine pairing indulgence - the Bubble Room and Legacy Lounge, or with an al fresco tasting on their Terrace.

features Notable Features
  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Corporate Events
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Food Service
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
  • Visa Signature
tours and tastings Tours & Tastings
  • Cellar Tours
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • Patio Tasting
  • Private Tastings
  • Public Tasting Room
  • Reservations Recommended
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Vineyard Tours
  • Wine & Cheese Pairing
  • Wine & Chocolate Pairing
  • Wine Club
  • Wine Tasting
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Chardonnay
  • Dessert Wine
  • Pinot Gris
  • Pinot Meunier
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rosé
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Viognier
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Domenic C. Member Since 5/31/2017
Tour & Tasting on 8/06/17 2:30 PM

Jim was awesome. Treated us like royalty. Very thorough and entertaining and welcoming.

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Ross B. Member Since 7/21/2015
Tour & Tasting on 8/03/17 2:30 PM

We were completely impressed with our tour and tasting. We are admittedly not super knowledgeable about wine and came away from our visit with a better understanding of the grape to bottle process and an increased appreciation for the nuance involved. The tour was educational without being condescending. We asked lots of questions and got to sample a wide variety of wines. I would highly recommend

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Carole K. Member Since 7/30/2017
Signature Tasting on 7/30/17 2:00 PM

Very impersonal, not much info about the wines, glad we shared a $20 tasting. We only liked one.

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Joseph M. Member Since 7/7/2017
Tour & Tasting on 7/23/17 11:30 AM

Great tour and provided information

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Megan D. Member Since 7/12/2017
Signature Tasting on 7/22/17 2:00 PM

Staff was very friendly and the wine was great!

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Katherine A. Member Since 7/16/2017
Tour & Tasting on 7/16/17 11:30 AM

On 7/16/17 three of us did a tour and tasting with Veronica. She was so knowledgeable and friendly! The tour was incredible, and the wine was fantastic. Wine stations were set up around the winery for a very smooth and seamless tour. The production aspect of J was so fascinating to learn about, and the facility was beautiful- will definitely be back!!!!

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Lesley S. Member Since 6/22/2017
Tour & Tasting on 6/26/17 11:30 AM

My husband and I were lucky to be the only ones on the tour the day we visited! It was very interesting to get a behind the scenes look at the operations, and the wines we tasted were delicious.

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John J. Member Since 7/7/2017
Tour & Tasting on 7/07/17 11:30 AM

It was top notch. We loved it. We loved it so much we stayed for three hours

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Jenai W. Member Since 6/19/2017
Tour & Tasting on 7/03/17 2:30 PM

Very disappointing. No greeting; had to wait. Felt disorganized. Tour guide -- Veronica -- kept putting the glasses she was handing us back because they had lipstick on them. She lacked knowledge about the winery -- even gave the wrong year of founding -- and could not answer basic questions or keep the interest of the group. Always liked the wine, but tour was disappointing waste of time.

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Nancy A. Member Since 7/6/2016
Tour & Tasting on 7/03/17 2:30 PM

We took the tour and had a really nice time! We learned a lot, even though we've been on tours before. The wine tasting during the tour was a nice touch. We love the Brut Rose and ended up buying a glass to enjoy on the patio after the tour. We also purchased wine.

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Cheryl H. Member Since 6/5/2017
Signature Tasting on 6/17/17 11:00 AM

excellent wines, beautiful location. When we booked, I wish we had realized there were options for food and sitting down. It turned out to be a long time to stand up. It had been a really hot day. The wines were great and our host was very knowledgeable and likeable, but it did feel like a bit of heavy sales pitch to join the club. Tone it down unless the person indicates that what they came for.

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Jessica E. Member Since 6/28/2017
Signature Tasting on 6/28/17 11:00 AM

Our plan was to go to J Vineyard as a first stop to the day but we had such a great experience that we stayed for quite a while and made it the only winery stop of the day. Kevin was awesome - he was so knowledgeable and the appropriate amount of attention was paid. Most importantly, the wines we tried were amazing.

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Elise C. Member Since 3/28/2017
Signature Tasting on 6/18/17 4:00 PM

The "host" was knowledgeable about the wines and very friendly.

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Mark K. Member Since 6/4/2017
Tour & Tasting on 6/22/17 2:30 PM

This was truly a fun experience, especially the tour of their vineyard and winery. They are located right next to Rodney Strong, but after trying the wines at J Vineyards we had no desire to go see Rodney Strong. The wine at J Vineyards was great and we would recommend this to anyone. In fact, this will be on our list for our next visit.

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Alberto J. Member Since 5/30/2017
Tour & Tasting on 6/18/17 11:30 AM

Beautifully maintained grounds, welcoming and knowledgeable staff, fantastic dining options, and world-class wines.

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Jennifer S. Member Since 6/13/2017
Tour & Tasting on 6/16/17 2:30 PM

We did a tour/tasting at J. Our guide, Kevin, was awesome. He was very knowledgeable and friendly and took the time to educate us on each of the samples. We would definitely recommend a tour of J Vineyards & Winery.

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Julia B. Member Since 5/15/2017
Tour & Tasting on 6/04/17 11:30 AM

My husband and I happened to be the only 2 in the tour group that day, and we had a great time! The wines were great, and the place was beautiful. So happy we went.

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Ann M. Member Since 5/29/2017
Tour & Tasting on 5/29/17 2:30 PM

The tour was very informative. I only wish we had taken it on a non-holiday day. Most employees were off. Thus, we did not see anyone bottling wine, etc. The wines were great!

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Nastassia A. Member Since 11/29/2015
Signature Tasting on 5/20/17 12:00 PM

What an amazing experience we had. This was the day after our wedding and we were treated so well. We were greeted pleasantly, everything was well organized and ran smoothly and the staff were even considerate of the fact that it was so warm and provided plenty of water for everyone. This was JUST the type of warm welcome and service we needed the day after our wedding. Thanks a ton!

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Julianne J. Member Since 5/11/2017
Tour & Tasting on 5/21/17 11:30 AM

Have previously visited with family; parents are Club members. Brought my fiancee (he knows it's our family favorite) and we ended up Club members ourselves! Thank you, J, for another great visit.

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Kelly T. Member Since 5/12/2017
Tour & Tasting on 5/13/17 2:30 PM

Very friendly and approachable staff. Despite being busy and bigger than I expected, we were made to feel special and not "one of a crowd". Our tour lead - Jim - was wonderful. And - of course - we loved the wine.

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Patsy S. Member Since 5/4/2017
Tour & Tasting on 5/11/17 11:30 AM

This was a wonderful tour and tasting. Kevin took us through the vineyard, crushing area and bottling area. We tasted wonderful wines along the way. He was very informative without being snobby.

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Layne G. Member Since 4/13/2017
Tour & Tasting on 5/06/17 2:30 PM

It was good.

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Larisa M. Member Since 11/17/2012
Tour & Tasting on 4/29/17 11:30 AM

J Vineyards is my absolute FAVORITE vineyard in all of Sonoma and Napa! The ambience and decor is hip and beautiful. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and courteous (although one small downside, they push the wine club very hard before you've even had your first sip! I would recommend waiting until we are two or three tastings in :-) I LOVE sparkling wine and J has the best by far.

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John S. Member Since 4/10/2017
Signature Tasting on 4/22/17 1:00 PM

It had been quite a few years since I visited J Vineyards & I promise not to wait so long again. Most people I know really love J bubbly. I bought a magnum of the Vintage Brut for my Birthday Dinner-White Party that evening. I tried to drink more than my guests because it's that good. J Bubbles make all events more decadent.

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John R. Member Since 2/21/2017
Legacy Wine Tasting on 4/22/17 11:00 AM

3rd visit over 5 years. Disappointed with overall experience. Previous room had a much more intimate atmosphere, allowed for much more interaction with host, We found the new tasting room to be very noisy and sterile. Our host went through the virtues of the champagne selections at a rapid fire pace, Show up and throw up. Not a relaxing, interactive, enjoyable experience. Gallo influence obvious

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Kaitlyn O. Member Since 4/7/2017
Signature Tasting on 4/22/17 11:00 AM

The grounds and tasting area/entry way are stunning and impressive. Debbie was knowledgeable and friendly and we loved all the wines! This was the perfect way to start our day.

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Natalie B. Member Since 4/20/2017
Signature Tasting on 4/20/17 1:00 PM

Amazing wines and ambiance! Highly recommend!

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Kathia A C. Member Since 4/20/2017
Tour & Tasting on 4/20/17 2:30 PM

Driving in I was a bit taken back due to the starkness of the grounds: big parking lot which I felt detracted from the building and the surrounding experimentation vineyard/function area to the right Once inside the interior reflects the LABEL: clean, a glamorous in its simplicity. Touring and actually seeing the entire process was, in my opinion, secondary to our guide who was exceptional in all

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Elsie S. Member Since 4/7/2017
Signature Tasting on 4/15/17 12:00 PM

group tasting on patio

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Jennifer O. Member Since 10/16/2013
Signature Tasting on 4/09/17 4:00 PM

Beautiful grounds and setting. We had a group with different preferences in wine, some wanted to do the full sparkling wine tasting and others the mixed (with white and red varietals offered). They would not let us do this, however, when we arrived which was a bit disappointing, but we did enjoy our host and the wines we tasted.

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Breanna H. Member Since 4/14/2017
Tour & Tasting on 4/15/17 2:30 PM

I really liked J Vineyards because it gave me the experience I was looking for. I had only gone wine tasting once before and while it was nice, we mostly stood at tables and drank or bought a glass and sat outside. I really wanted a tour to feel like we were walking through a vineyard; therefore, the walking tour was perfect! We even got to see different aspects on how to make wine!

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Susan F. Member Since 9/9/2016
Tour & Tasting on 4/08/17 11:30 AM

Beautiful winery and great host. Recommended for a millennial group or entry level pallet.

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Ron N. Member Since 9/4/2013
Legacy Wine Tasting on 3/30/17 2:00 PM

We are members, as we are at 10 other Sonoma/Napa wineries. Only time we had to pay for tasting. We walked in before and chatted with Izzy at counter. This time in lounge he poured 4 glasses, walked away, checked back now and then. Not his fault! Process is crazy. Why you would put members in a room to be ignored. We will be resigning our membership this week!

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Ryan R. Member Since 3/22/2017
Tour & Tasting on 3/31/17 2:30 PM

Beautiful property. We met a lot of locals that were enjoying a Friday tasting as club members. We enjoyed a flight in one of their tasting rooms. The staff was incredible. We purchased a few bottles off their recommendations beyond our flight samples.

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Mary Ruth S. Member Since 3/24/2017
Signature Tasting on 3/26/17 1:00 PM

There were no stools. It was standing bar only which was okay. I would have liked to see them offer some crackers. It was just all business like.

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Jesus C. Member Since 3/15/2017
Legacy Wine Tasting on 3/26/17 11:00 AM

We love their newly remodeled tasting rooms, made our experience enjoyable.

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Nancy m. Member Since 3/16/2017
Signature Tasting on 3/25/17 11:00 AM

I like how the tasting room has been remodeled. I like the chairs outside by the fountain to relax afterwards before headed off to the next winery.

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Jennifer S. Member Since 2/16/2017
Signature Tasting on 3/24/17 4:00 PM

Jim was great! Made our tasting experience so enjoyable. Very knowledgeable and friendly!

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Brian F. Member Since 1/7/2014
Legacy Wine Tasting on 3/16/17 3:00 PM

I have been going to the J Winery since 2004. It's always a pleasure and Izzy did a great job...as usual.

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J Vineyards & Winery
11447 Old Redwood Highway
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Today 8/18 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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