The House That Jess Jackson Built

The family behind California wine giant Kendall-Jackson looks to the future without its founding force
Nov 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.

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