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.

To continue reading this page, become a WineSpectator.com member today!

Do you have a Wine Spectator magazine subscription? Save 50% on your Online Membership right now!


Already a member?

  |  Forgot Password?

By clicking "Log In" you agree to the Terms and Conditions of WineSpectator.com

MEMBER LOGIN

= members only

Keep me logged in      Forgot Password?

Free Email Newsletters

Sips & Tips | Wine & Healthy Living
Video Theater | Collecting & Auctions

» View samples
» Or sign up now!
» Manage my newsletter preferences

Classifieds

The marketplace for all your wine needs, including:

Wine Storage | Wine Clubs
Dining & Travel | Wine Auctions
Wine Shops | Wine Accessories