After completing her B.A. at Dartmouth College in Engineering Sciences with a minor in Italian Language and as many visual arts classes she could fit into her curriculum, Jordan headed west to Napa Valley to have a fun, new experience as a harvest intern in the Fall of 1999. Winemaking stole Jordan’s heart and in the fall of 2000, she started the Master’s of Science program in Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis.
Her studies and internships brought her to work for renowned wineries such as Araujo Estate in Calistoga, CA and Antinori in Tuscany, Italy, where she met her husband Manu. In 2003, the couple moved to Jordan’s home state of Georgia to join Jordan’s family in their newly established vineyard and winery, Frogtown Cellars, to learn all sides of the business.
After several years in the North Georgia Mountains, Chalk Hill Estate in Healdsburg hired Jordan as the Director of Winemaking in 2007. At Chalk Hill, Jordan rooted herself in California viticulture and ultra-premium winemaking, making a name for herself in the production of estate grown Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay, Bordeaux varietals and Syrah. In 2010, after an extensive international search, Epoch owners, Bill and Liz Armstrong, found their dream partner in Jordan Fiorentini.
Passionate, dedicated, and not afraid to push the envelope, Winemaker, Jordan Fiorentini, brings an enthusiastic and experienced spirit to Epoch and now has amassed a plethora of highly regarded wines as well as 12 collector-worthy vintages at Epoch. In addition to writing about each wine, Jordan lets her artistic side shine through drawing visual interpretations of her wines’ palates.
Jordan oversees all the wine and vine decisions along with the day-to-day needs of the winery. Alongside her staff of four, she works tirelessly to ensure every bottle of Epoch is always at its best. She has been fortunate enough to receive many outstanding accolades during her tenure at Epoch. Most recently, Jordan was peer-nominated 2021 Winemaker of The Year for San Luis Obispo County.