EP 588 Jorge Ordonez Spanish Wine Tasting

Gary Vaynerchuk welcomes Jorge Ordonez a pioneer in the spanish wine industry and a man who has enormous passion for what he does.

Wines tasted in this episode:

El Nido 2002
2005 Zabrin Atteca ArmasCalatayud

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Luca Bercelli

92/100

line of the day from guest – ‘the only thing I like is fishing for Tuna and drinking Spanish Wine’
line of the day from Gary – ‘the first time I met you I rated you an 87, but the 2nd time in Spain you were more like a 94’

Great episode, a little like Laurel and Hardy at their best

Tags: Calatayud, Jorge Ordonez, red, review, Spain, Video, wine, wines

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  • AaronB

    QOTD: I wouldn’t have guessed that, no.

  • AaronB

    QOTD: I wouldn’t have guessed that, no.

  • */^_^*

    qotd: yes i did kno that! errrr…at least i knew it at one point and then had forgotten, but i;m pretty sure i knew it sometimeoranother.

    did u kno algeria used to be the source of much of france’s table wine?

  • */^_^\*

    qotd: yes i did kno that! errrr…at least i knew it at one point and then had forgotten, but i;m pretty sure i knew it sometimeoranother.

    did u kno algeria used to be the source of much of france’s table wine?

  • benny z

    I don’t eat that crap, that was classic

  • benny z

    I don’t eat that crap, that was classic

  • yowens

    I really enjoyed that show, thanks Gary and Jorge. QOTD: I did not.

  • yowens

    I really enjoyed that show, thanks Gary and Jorge. QOTD: I did not.

  • Victor Ordonez

    Jorge is my dad and I gotta tell ya. He really has passion for what he does. I just wanted to congratulate you Papa on all you’ve done. Its really cool to see how many people know about you. You work your ass off for what you do and I want to thank you for the example that you give me.

  • Victor Ordonez

    Jorge is my dad and I gotta tell ya. He really has passion for what he does. I just wanted to congratulate you Papa on all you’ve done. Its really cool to see how many people know about you. You work your ass off for what you do and I want to thank you for the example that you give me.

  • kathy Ordonez

    He’s my husband. I love the video, but there’s something funny. He told me he doesn’t smoke………….

  • kathy Ordonez

    He’s my husband. I love the video, but there’s something funny. He told me he doesn’t smoke………….

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Fantastic episode. People like Jorge make me glad to know theres people out there that are passionate about true wine, and not doing it just to make a buck. All heart and soul, as it should be. QOTD: I did not. I would have said Italy….. FAIL!!!!

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Fantastic episode. People like Jorge make me glad to know theres people out there that are passionate about true wine, and not doing it just to make a buck. All heart and soul, as it should be. QOTD: I did not. I would have said Italy….. FAIL!!!!

  • Jon R

    Jorge may be right about the acreage but these vineyards have one vine every 10sq yards. He spins it very well. He seems to be a businessman first. I noticed that he got very defensive when Gary turned the heat up about New World style.
    If he wants to let the vineyards speak for themselves so bad why does he bring in Chris Ringland, an Australian, to make an over-the-top style wine in Spain…maybe because Wine Advocate loves Ringland. If he wants to display terroir he should have brought in a Frenchman from Burgundy.
    I give Jorge credit for maintaining provenance of the wine as it travels and introducing new appelations to the US. I appreciate what he has accomplished in his professional career but hope that he stops pursuing trends in the market and brings in clear cut Spanish wine that brings thunder.

  • Jon R

    Jorge may be right about the acreage but these vineyards have one vine every 10sq yards. He spins it very well. He seems to be a businessman first. I noticed that he got very defensive when Gary turned the heat up about New World style.
    If he wants to let the vineyards speak for themselves so bad why does he bring in Chris Ringland, an Australian, to make an over-the-top style wine in Spain…maybe because Wine Advocate loves Ringland. If he wants to display terroir he should have brought in a Frenchman from Burgundy.
    I give Jorge credit for maintaining provenance of the wine as it travels and introducing new appelations to the US. I appreciate what he has accomplished in his professional career but hope that he stops pursuing trends in the market and brings in clear cut Spanish wine that brings thunder.

  • John D.

    This is the second time I’ve watched this episode and I have to say, I think it’s one of my favorites. I have to take my hat off to Senor Ordonez. The wines speak for themselves and bring tremendous value and thunder to the table. I’m actually drinking the 07 ATTECA Old Vines with dinner tonight and it keeps getting better and better. He obviously has tremendous pride and passion in what he does, and I admire that greatly. Thank you Gary for having him on your show!

  • John D.

    This is the second time I’ve watched this episode and I have to say, I think it’s one of my favorites. I have to take my hat off to Senor Ordonez. The wines speak for themselves and bring tremendous value and thunder to the table. I’m actually drinking the 07 ATTECA Old Vines with dinner tonight and it keeps getting better and better. He obviously has tremendous pride and passion in what he does, and I admire that greatly. Thank you Gary for having him on your show!

  • Ilse – belgian living in spain

    wow, I’ve just started to watch the shows I missed during my holiday in Australia and the busy period afterwards…of course, I’m in a very fortunate position as I live in Spain and am continuously trying out new (mainly spanish) wines,appellations and grape variaties. It’s not that easy to try out smaller, less known appellations, as Spanish tend to stick to Rioja, Ribera and Somontano (reds) or Rueda, Albariño (white)…luckily, my local wine shop is eager to have a large selection of nice wines for “every day use”, so for 3-5?/bottle. Plenty of those come from smaller appellations, and once they get known, prices go up. A shame really, but quite logical really (getting a public by being sold in smaller shops before hitting the jackpot by selling to supermarkets or big restaurants nationally and/or internationally)…I only hope that wine will still be made by wine lovers who want to show the identity of different grapes/terroirs, and not want to copy best selling wines…this is done everywhere in the world, not only in Spain! Because in that case, I’ll fall back to my national drink by excellence : wonderful beer!

  • Ilse – belgian living in spain

    wow, I’ve just started to watch the shows I missed during my holiday in Australia and the busy period afterwards…of course, I’m in a very fortunate position as I live in Spain and am continuously trying out new (mainly spanish) wines,appellations and grape variaties. It’s not that easy to try out smaller, less known appellations, as Spanish tend to stick to Rioja, Ribera and Somontano (reds) or Rueda, Albariño (white)…luckily, my local wine shop is eager to have a large selection of nice wines for “every day use”, so for 3-5?/bottle. Plenty of those come from smaller appellations, and once they get known, prices go up. A shame really, but quite logical really (getting a public by being sold in smaller shops before hitting the jackpot by selling to supermarkets or big restaurants nationally and/or internationally)…I only hope that wine will still be made by wine lovers who want to show the identity of different grapes/terroirs, and not want to copy best selling wines…this is done everywhere in the world, not only in Spain! Because in that case, I’ll fall back to my national drink by excellence : wonderful beer!

  • CPal

    “Do you eat Twizzlers?” “No, i don’t eat that crap” …. priceless! Wonderful episode!

  • CPal

    “Do you eat Twizzlers?” “No, i don’t eat that crap” …. priceless! Wonderful episode!

  • Matt

    QOTD: I did! I was reading an article on the wines of Italy earlier today where that tidbit was mentioned.

    Fun show, but I wish that the professional guests would sac up and actually tell us what new wine regions they’re excited by. There always seems to be a lot of dancing around that question.

  • Matt

    QOTD: I did! I was reading an article on the wines of Italy earlier today where that tidbit was mentioned.

    Fun show, but I wish that the professional guests would sac up and actually tell us what new wine regions they’re excited by. There always seems to be a lot of dancing around that question.

  • http://www.gobigbranding.com/ GoBig

    Great ambassador for Spain and for Spanish Wines! Will he be back soon Gary?

    I just wish you had asked about the Packaging. Which would have made this the perfect interview! Since I did it! LOL. Go Pats

    QOTD: naturally.

  • http://www.gobigbranding.com GoBig

    Great ambassador for Spain and for Spanish Wines! Will he be back soon Gary?

    I just wish you had asked about the Packaging. Which would have made this the perfect interview! Since I did it! LOL. Go Pats

    QOTD: naturally.

  • http://www.anniebsspanishkitchen.com/ Annie B

    Jorge O was brought to my attention via Wine Searcher on FaceBook. After a bit of Googling – I found this interview which I LOVED.It not only was it educational – I had to pause half way through to go pop a cork!! I live in Spain and apppreciate the wonderful wines this huge country offers – a greater diversity of wines than any other in the world. Over the past 4 years I’ve lived here, so much has changed re wine – it just gets better and better. In my local wine emporium – only one Rueda used to be on offer – now there are at least 10. The labels get more arty,the prices climb but quality remains great!!!

  • http://www.anniebsspanishkitchen.com Annie B

    Jorge O was brought to my attention via Wine Searcher on FaceBook. After a bit of Googling – I found this interview which I LOVED.It not only was it educational – I had to pause half way through to go pop a cork!! I live in Spain and apppreciate the wonderful wines this huge country offers – a greater diversity of wines than any other in the world. Over the past 4 years I’ve lived here, so much has changed re wine – it just gets better and better. In my local wine emporium – only one Rueda used to be on offer – now there are at least 10. The labels get more arty,the prices climb but quality remains great!!!

  • Jose Manuel Ordonez

    A great interview.
    Jorge Ordonez is my cousin, he’s not only a great professional but also an extraordinary person. Thank you for being so.
    We remember a lot about you and your whole family is so proud of you.

    Many kisses from Malaga

  • Jose Manuel Ordonez

    A great interview.
    Jorge Ordonez is my cousin, he’s not only a great professional but also an extraordinary person. Thank you for being so.
    We remember a lot about you and your whole family is so proud of you.

    Many kisses from Malaga

  • Justin L. Ove

    QOTD: as Ace Ventura would say, “I did not know that”
    Man that Grenache was Daark! Looked awesome, would love to try it.

  • Justin L. Ove

    QOTD: as Ace Ventura would say, “I did not know that”
    Man that Grenache was Daark! Looked awesome, would love to try it.

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  • http://www.wineq.blogspot.com/ Robert

    Calatayud – excellent wines. Spain is phenomenal for value. Atteca is perhaps one of my favourite Calatayud wines. I haven’t come across Ordonez in my wine store travels (which is strange).

  • http://www.wineq.blogspot.com Robert

    Calatayud – excellent wines. Spain is phenomenal for value. Atteca is perhaps one of my favourite Calatayud wines. I haven’t come across Ordonez in my wine store travels (which is strange).

  • http://www.wineq.blogspot.com/ Robert

    Yes, I realize I have come across an Ordonez wine in Atteca. I must seek out more.

  • http://www.wineq.blogspot.com Robert

    Yes, I realize I have come across an Ordonez wine in Atteca. I must seek out more.

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  • http://theindustrymademedoit.blogspot.com/ Weston

    qotd: yes, then again this is the 2nd time watching this episode

  • http://theindustrymademedoit.blogspot.com/ Weston

    qotd: yes, then again this is the 2nd time watching this episode

  • Purple Grillz

    Just found the 05 at Wine & Spirits in Newtown, PA. $42.99 very good, AMAZING with some cold cuts of Virginia Ham. The meat really brings out the roasted coffee and brown sugar play. Awesome.

  • Purple Grillz

    Just found the 05 at Wine & Spirits in Newtown, PA. $42.99 very good, AMAZING with some cold cuts of Virginia Ham. The meat really brings out the roasted coffee and brown sugar play. Awesome.

  • John__J

    qotd: I do, and that it’s most;y planted to the grape airen, the most planted varietal in the world.

  • Anonymous

    El Nido is a big ass wine..have heard allot of Jorge over the years good to see the face behind the name. (phone sounds like a slot machine) http://www.winelx.com

  • Nick

    Aragon in general seems to be a very nice underrated region. I’lls eek out some wines. Great guest, altho he is less fond of adressing the criticque of overoaked wines. Kinda feel like he evaded that question a bit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=630276710 Luca Bercelli

    92/100

    line of the day from guest – ‘the only thing I like is fishing for Tuna and drinking Spanish Wine’
    line of the day from Gary – ‘the first time I met you I rated you an 87, but the 2nd time in Spain you were more like a 94’

    Great episode, a little like Laurel and Hardy at their best

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