Ben Jordan


Ben Jordan oversees all aspects of winemaking, vineyards and production at Early Mountain Vineyards in Madison, VA. A native Virginian who began his winemaking career in Sonoma County, Ben previously held the position of GM and Winemaker with Michael Shaps Wineworks. Since 2015, he has been a partner in Lightwell Survey, making wines from the Shenandoah Valley.  Ben works with his brother to run his family’s vineyard, Mount Airy, and winery, Midland, also in the Shenandoah Valley and makes an aromatized wine called War & Rust. Ben is a graduate of Duke University and received his MFA from Carnegie Mellon University.