Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan


  • 2008 International Sommelier of the Year - Whitefish Wine & Food Summit
  • 2007 General Manager of the Year - Southern California Restaurant Writers
  • 2006 Restaurant Professional of the Year - Orange Coast Magazine
  • 2005 Sommelier of the Year – Sothern California Restaurant Writers
  • 2005 Wine Educator of the Year – Starwine NYC
  • 2001 & 2002 Sommelier of the Year - California Restaurant Writers Association

Veteran Restaurateur and “Sommelier for the People” Michael Jordan is Director of Global Key Accounts for Jackson Family Fine Wines. Michael travels the globe to work with key decision makers and hospitality industry leaders specializing in education and training sommeliers and service teams. Jordan also hosts a weekly radio show, What’s Cookin’ with Wine on many AM radio markets across the country and podcast on CRN Digital Talk Radio. With over fourty years in the hospitality and restaurant business Michael worked his way up to executive chef, and later roles as GM and Sommelier of several world class restaurants. Jordan now represents the Jackson Family and their many wineries. Passionate and friendly, demystifies the world of wines as an “Ambassador of Flavor” for wine lovers across the globe.

  • Jordan was Global Manager of Wine for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts® Worldwide;
  • President of The Beachcomber Restaurant Group;
  • VP of F&B for Anaheim’s THE RANCH Restaurant & Saloon (Zagat 28-29-28);
  • Michael opened and operaed the world famous Napa Rose Restaurant at Disneyland Resort.
  • Jordan opened and managed both the “AAA Five Diamond” rated Pavilion Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Newport Beach and the award winning Pinot Provence Restaurant.
“Michael Jordan is one of just 15 people in the world awarded both Master Sommelier and CWE (Certified Wine Educator) Diplomas. And if there were an equivalent for heirloom tomato expertise, he’d have that, too.” -Priscilla Mayfield’s column in Orange Coast Magazine - August, 2013

  • Title: Director of Global Key Accounts, Jackson Family Wines
  • Location: Santa Rosa, CA