My goal is to produce the best quality Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Musque and Semillon possible from Ryan’s Vineyard in Napa. I believe that I am well on my way to accomplishing that goal and I have learned that, in order to accomplish that goal year after year, it takes the right team and a level of trust that the right decision is being made every step of the way. For the past 15+ years, Robert Jordan and his crew have been part of that team and I could not produce the level of quality that I do without him and his crew.
Robert Jordan, founder of Grand Crew Vineyard Management, for the past 18 years has provided all of our vineyard management along with managing the redesign and development of our state of the art irrigation systems. Over the years Robert has additionally assisted in providing manpower for many of our non vineyard farm needs.
I have found Robert to be sensitive to all fiscal aspects of vineyard management providing excellent leading edge farming practices. Robert is continually praised by both of our winery affiliations, Robert Mondavi and Opus One.
Robert, along with his entire crew, personifies integrity in all of their daily
operation through out the years.
I have known Robert Jordan for over 15 years on a professional and personal level. Professionally, Robert speaks to the type of individual who shows care and respect to not only his clients but to their vineyards as well. His business acumen and agro-economical sense are features that always are brought forth in our discussions concerning today’s viticulture market place.
Personally, Robert has shown that he values his family and himself within his community with high regard. Long term, mutually beneficial relationships are what I see him striving for.
I have been making wine for 24 years and I have had the privilege of working with Robert Jordan for 15 years. He consistently delivers the highest quality fruit with my winemaking style and budget needs in mind. Robert is a man of his word and will always go the extra mile for you. You would be hard pressed to find a better all around Vineyard Manager than Robert Jordan!
Our vineyard manager Robert is experienced, knowledgeable and acutely professional. An excellent communicator, he is actively in tune with his most precious resource, his vines, and at all times what they need to thrive in quality. He is adept at anticipating seasonal stress and responds immediately. He keeps his clients educated and informed of the progress throughout the growing season and educates us when we need to understand more about specific issues as the occur in the field. We look to Robert and his committed team for advice and help with our sourcing needs and highly recommend Grand Crew Vineyard Management.
Robert has been a dedicated partner to Luna and he is a big part of our success with Black Label PG & CH. Robert has stuck by Luna to and through difficult economic times and today Luna is thriving because of Robert. We consider Robert as a member of our family at Luna.
I’ve worked with Robert Jordan in the Napa Valley since 2002. I don’t know anyone more honest or conscientious. He is totally focused on the success of the vineyards that he farms. He is a farmer at heart, and never stops thinking about how he can do a better job for his clients.
Robert Jodan And his Grand Crew have excelled in delivering a cost oriented farming while keeping a focus on details throughout the season. Whether it is a straight forward or a difficult year, they have a responsive team, on top of their farming.
Over the past decade and more I have had only positive things to say about the work done by Grand Crew’s workers, drivers, and managers. I have also really appreciated the relationship that I have had with Robert. He has taken the time to really understand what the needs of our vineyard and business are. He has provided workable solutions to the problems we have faced as growers. His knowledge and experience have been willingly shared, and he has always used them to find the quickest and most effective ways to get the job done.