Our vineyards and wineries are first and foremost family-owned and operated. When Jess Jackson entered the wine business three decades ago, his goal was to create a family enterprise specializing in handmade wines of unmatched character.
Today, under the leadership of Chairman and Proprietor Barbara Banke, Jess’s wife of 25 years, members of the Jackson family hold key positions throughout our company. Family personnel include Jess and Barbara’s three children, Katie, Julia and Christopher Jackson, Jess’s two daughters, Jennifer Jackson Hartford and Laura Jackson Giron, Jennifer’s husband Don Hartford (our Chief Executive Officer), as well as other family members who work in other roles.
- Founded in 1982 by Jess Jackson
- Managed by Chairman and Proprietor Barbara Banke, Jess’s Wife of 25 years
- Members of the family work at all levels of the company
- Long-term vision based on superior wine quality and social responsibility