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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
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors6 Star Average Rating
Overall Score 5 Star Overall Rating 5/5
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Hospitality 5 Star Hospitality Rating 5/5
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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.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
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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.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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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

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
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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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First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Elsie S. Member Since 4/7/2017
Signature Tasting on 4/15/17 12:00 PM

group tasting on patio

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
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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.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
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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.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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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!

Overall Score 1 Star Rating 1/5
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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.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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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.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 2 Star Rating 2/5
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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!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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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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Jerry B. Member Since 10/2/2012
Legacy Wine Tasting on 3/12/17 12:00 PM

Relaxing, enjoyable visit. The wines are well described and the pace is whatever you make it.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Dennis B. Member Since 12/29/2016
Tour & Tasting on 3/12/17 2:30 PM

Was totally misled by J as to their ability to provide what was promised when I booked our tour/tasting. Instead of the nice tour and tasting that was promised, we got no tour and a excellent view of the port-o-potties during our tasting.

Overall Score 1 Star Rating 1/5
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Mary S. Member Since 3/1/2017
Signature Tasting on 3/11/17 2:00 PM

J is a larger, lively winery. Unfortunately, they have not adapted their hospitality approach to a busier business. May others have been able to provide the feeling of an intimate and welcoming approach to visitors, but this property fell far short. Our server was rushed and used what felt like boilerplate descriptions of the wines. She forgot about our presence a number of times.

Overall Score 1 Star Rating 1/5
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Deborah R. Member Since 3/6/2015
Legacy Wine Tasting on 3/10/17 11:00 AM

It was a perfect day. The weather was beautiful, the champagne was delicious and our sever couldn't have been more knowledgeable & friendly.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Shirley M. Member Since 2/25/2017
Legacy Wine Tasting on 3/02/17 11:00 AM

Everyone loved j it got the favorite from the majority of our group of 8. The cheese plates were outstanding and went so well with the wine. We would love to come back again.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Susan G. Member Since 11/10/2016
Legacy Wine Tasting on 3/02/17 12:00 PM

It was wonderful! The only thing is that we had brought a guest there and the front of the building was under construction so it looked a little messy. However, the room where we had our tasting was great and I know you are just trying to make it better for the future.

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David M. Member Since 2/21/2015
Signature Tasting on 3/01/17 12:00 PM

Izzy was great to us, very knowledgeable about the wines

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Laura C. Member Since 12/15/2015
Signature Tasting on 2/25/17 2:00 PM

I loved my experience here. Veronica was a fantastic host & very knowledgeable. Look for my review in the next month or so on AmericanWineryGuide.com ;)

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Jessica M. Member Since 7/17/2015
Legacy Wine Tasting on 2/26/17 12:00 PM

Everything was lovely. There was quite a bit of construction and we had to use a porta-potty, but that's OK.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Holly T. Member Since 2/26/2017
Signature Tasting on 2/26/17 11:00 AM

Wines were great, hosts also very nice and knowledgeable. We were tasting in a hallway so was a bit tight but all in all was a good experience

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Julie W. Member Since 2/28/2014
Legacy Wine Tasting on 2/25/17 12:00 PM

Wonderful experience for my Grandmother's 90th birthday. Accommodating to our need to be downstairs. Sarah was an amazing hostess. Her knowledge and attitude made it a great afternoon. I do wish we were informed ahead of time about the construction and portapotty situation. We were unable to use a restroom when we left as they were filled to the rim, literally.

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Jennifer B. Member Since 1/23/2017
Legacy Wine Tasting on 2/25/17 11:00 AM

They are remodeling, so first impression was of construction. Tasting room was beautiful though and staff was very friendly and helpful. They even called ahead for us to the restaurant we were going to.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Darna S. Member Since 7/20/2015
Legacy Wine Tasting on 2/18/17 12:00 PM

Good mix of tasting of varietal is red and white wines.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Stephanie M. Member Since 2/2/2017
Legacy Wine Tasting on 2/16/17 2:00 PM

Such a disappointed from my last visit - winery was under construction and service was lacking - absolutely no reason for me to ever go back when there are so many other places to try -

Overall Score 1 Star Rating 1/5
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Pat R. Member Since 2/11/2017
Signature Tasting on 2/13/17 11:00 AM

Lovely

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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J Vineyards & Winery
11447 Old Redwood Highway
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Today 6/24 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 6/25 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday 6/26 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 6/27 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 6/28 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Friday 6/30 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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