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By Jordan Vineyard & Winery By Jordan Vineyard & Winery | March 31, 2022 | Food & Drink Sponsored Post

Jordan Vineyard & Winery’s Social Impact Summer kicks off in Denver with fabulous food, rare wines and celebrity sommeliers.


This summer, Jordan Vineyard & Winery and the John Jordan Foundation are hosting two epicurean events at the Denver Governor’s Residence gardens to benefit the vital health, wellness and environmental sustainability programs of local nonprofit, Clayton Early Learning. One hundred percent of ticket sales will support Clayton Early Learning, courtesy of the John Jordan Foundation. Taking place June 3-4, the star-studded weekend is part of Jordan’s Social Impact Summer, a series of uplifting events hosted during the winery’s 50th anniversary and the 10th anniversary of the Foundation.


The Jordans built Jordan Winery while living in Denver in the 1970s, and second-generation vintner and CEO John Jordan, who shares his birthday with the winery, is thrilled to uncork the biggest and rarest Jordan bottles with fellow wine lovers in the city he still considers his hometown.

The two-day event will kick off on Friday night from 7-10 p.m. with the Big Bottle Party, hosted by John Jordan. The evening includes live entertainment by Spinphony Electric String Quartet and fabulous food pairings from Chef-Owner Tom Coohill of Coohills (Denver), Chef-Owner Troy Guard of Guard & Grace (with locations in Denver and Houston), Chef Ryan Rau of Urban Farmer (with locations in Denver, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Portland) and Chef Norbert Hiller of E5 Events & Epicurean Catering (Centennial, Colorado). Guests also will enjoy a stellar lineup of rare 3-liter, 6-liter and 18-liter bottles of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon and new release Jordan wines. The Big Bottle Squad, special guests (such as Jordan Winery Winemaker Maggie Kruse) and local celebrities, will top off the evening with a parade of Jordan’s biggest and rarest bottles prior to their grand uncorking.


On Saturday, the celebration continues from 6:30-10:30 p.m. with a decadent multi-course dinner and auction during the Gather in the Garden, Top Chef Dinner & Auction event. This alfresco wine-pairing dinner features the inventive cuisine of three Top Chef alums—Chef-Partner Carrie Baird of Culinary Creative (Denver), Chef-Owner Justin Sutherland of Handsome Hog (St. Paul, Minnesota) and Host of Fast Foodies, and Chef-Owner Brother Luck of Four by Brother Luck (Colorado Springs). Other highlights of the evening include rare Jordan library wines, celebrity guest sommeliers, live music, dancing, a mini live auction and more. John Jordan, Maggie Kruse and Reggie Rivers, former Denver Bronco and guest auctioneer, will host the evening.


Limited tickets for the Big Bottle Party ($325-$425) and Gather in the Garden, Top Chef Dinner & Auction ($500-$600) are available and must be purchased in advance online. Governor’s Residence gardens, 400 E. 8th Ave., Denver

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