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The House That Jess Jackson Built

The family behind California wine giant Kendall-Jackson looks to the future without its founding force
Tim Fish
Issue: November 15, 2012


There won't be another quite like Jess Jackson. The man who built a wine empire from the ground up and strove to place his Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay on every retail shelf in the country still casts a long shadow a year and a half after his death. The future of Jackson Family Wines is also emblematic of how a production giant, still family-run, maintains success in an ever more competitive and fragmented winemaking world. Wine Spectator's Tim Fish explains.


For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 15, 2012.

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