“Wine has always been a constant in my life,” says Christopher Jackson, youngest son of Barbara Banke and the late Jess Jackson. “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.”
This included almost-daily trips with his father into the vineyards, wineries and corporate headquarters where he developed a respect for the work that goes into each bottle. “Making wine involves the dedicated efforts of thousands of people. My parents always emphasized how important it is to run a business based on three basic criteria – hard work, love of family and respect for the land.”
During the summer between college and enrolling at UC Berkeley School of Law, Chris gained inside political experience while interning in the office of Speaker of the House, John Boehner. That summer in Washington, D.C. in Speaker Boehner’s office was an invaluable experience, and one that gave me great respect for leadership. I hope to one day apply that knowledge at our family company.”
Chris currently works alongside the Jackson Family Wines sales team, where he is learning the intricacies of all aspects of the wine business.