Jordan began his career working for Copain Wines of California, a premier producer of Pinot Noir and Syrah. After that he headed Downunder, crafting fine Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon for Vasse Felix in the prolific Margaret River region of Western Australia. Returning to Sonoma he worked for the Donum Estate, producing multiple top scoring pinots for the Russian River.
Jordan’s true passion has always been restrained Rhone wines. In 2012 he launched Kivelstadt Cellars, a boutique California winery focusing on Rhone Varietals from his family’s organic vineyard, and then sourcing from the best fruit available on the North Coast of California. Today, Jordan produces about 5,000 cases a year, including Syrah, Carignane, Grenache, Rousanne, Marsanne, and in honor of his California roots – a Charbono and Zinfandel. His wines are balanced, low in alcohol, and pay homage to the classic old-world style.
Join Jordan Kivelstadt on a remarkable voyage down the historic Rhone River, one of the world’s great wine-producing regions, There are pre and post cruise optional stays in Paris and Barcelona.
Please note: This tour and cruise program is created by our tour operator, Expanding Horizons of Tustin CA in conjunction with AmaWaterways. The program will contain private meals, tours and/or visits to attractions outside of scheduled cruise activities. These additional services are exclusive to guests on this cruise who book their reservations with Expanding Horizons. Persons booking with alternative travel agencies will not be included in these activities.