Gary and Kathy Jordan have been making world-class wines since 1993 on a farm with a history going back over 300 years. He’s a geologist, she’s an economist – together this husband and wife team is a phenomenon. Gary’s parents, Ted and Sheelagh, bought the 146-hectare Stellenbosch property in 1982, and they embarked on an extensive replanting program, specializing in classic varieties suited to different soils and slopes.
From the Jordan hillside vineyards, one has spectacular panoramic views of Table Mountain, False Bay and Stellenbosch. Gary and Kathy worked internationally for two years, refining their high-energy instincts with practical experience. They returned home to build a cellar in 1992. The following year, the vines were judged and ready for making wines that would carry the Jordan name. From that first year it was obvious that a new star had entered the winemaking world. Continuing success has enlarged the team, with the focus on producing fiercely individual wines that combine the fruity accessibility of the New World with the Classic elegance of the old. Verity is proud to carry the Bradgate label, as it is only available from the Jordan tasting room and few selected restaurants and retailers.