“Wine has always been a constant in my life. “Even though I’m the youngest child, my mom and dad made sure I had the same experiences in the family business as my sisters growing up.”
Raised in Sonoma County, the youngest son of Barbara Banke and the late Jess Jackson grew up surrounded by wine, and naturally cultivated a deep respect for the challenges and unique rewards of high-elevation winegrowing. Today, he is immersed in all aspects of the business, with particular focus on Stonestreet Estate Winery and the enduring quest to craft wines of distinct character and complexity.
“Making wine involves the dedicated efforts of many people. My parents always emphasized how important it is to run a winery based on three basic criteria – hard work, love of family and respect for the land.”
Together with his wife, Ariel Jackson, Christopher takes the long view, preserving the land and legacy of this region so that it can be enjoyed for years to come. The couple have two young sons.
He is also pursuing a Juris Doctorate from University of California Berkeley School of Law.