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Wine Spectator: Sonoma Vet Judy Jordan Buys Not One, But Two Oregon Vineyards

September 29, 2015

Judy Jordan, who founded J Vineyards in 1986 and grew the California winery to 150,000 cases before selling it to E.&J. Gallo earlier this year, has purchased two vineyards in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and one in California for a new project called Capra Company, which plans to use future revenues to support a nonprofit training and mentorship project.

The two Oregon properties both grow Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Chehalem Mountain Vineyard is 75 acres, 35 of them planted, in the Chehalem Mountains appellation, while Eola Springs Vineyard is 176 acres, 72 of them planted, in the Eola-Amity Hills appellation. Jordan wouldn’t disclose the price of either deal, but Chehalem Mountain Vineyard was recently listed for $1.25 million. Wine Spectator has the full story.

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