Have we got an inspirational episode for you! Meet Judy Jordan, the woman who is helping make a difference for young women beginning their careers in wine agriculture, cellar work and hospitality. In her words, “Drink Well. Do Good.” We couldn’t agree more.
Judy created J Vineyards, a predominately sparkling wine house in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County in 1987 at the age of 27. Her parents started Jordan Winery in Alexander Valley. The winery became known for hospitality and creative, delectable pairings. When Judy sold the winery in 2015 she was able to pursue her dream of creating a label that would give back to the community by empowering young women wanting to begin careers on the ag, production and hospitality side of the business. She launched Geodesy Wine and partnered with WG Edge, Women Gaining an Edge, to provide mentorship, scholarships and help open doors to opportunities.
Talk about wine with a purpose! All wine sale proceeds go directly towards nurturing and bringing along the next generation of women starting a career in wine agriculture. Geodesy supports the WG Edge Program – Women Gaining an Edge – providing mentorships and scholarships. This is inspirational leadership! While you may know Judy’s name from her Sonoma-based J Sparkling wines, Geodesy Wines are sourced in Oregon (Chard and Pinot) and Napa (Bordeaux blend).
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