Our family–owned vineyards and wineries are both a family business and a family passion. We believe the care that goes into making our wines is as important as the quality of the wine itself. Our multi-generational approach to winegrowing allows us to craft wines according to our values, and to make responsible decisions for the health of our lands and communities.
Inspired by the long-held tenet that great wines can only come from great vineyards, we’ve searched the globe for the best vineyard sites able to produce distinctive wines. Each winery within the Jackson Family Wines portfolio operates independently, characterized by a winegrowing philosophy rooted in good land stewardship and artisan winemaking. Each winery is led by our commitment to source fruit primarily from family-owned vineyards to ensure greater control over each stage of winegrowing, which allows us to make superior quality wines.
When Jess Jackson entered the wine business more than three decades ago, his goal was to create a family business specializing in wines from great vineyards that would stand among the world’s best. Jess understood the importance of farming and a meticulous expression of wine. From the first vintage of Kendall-Jackson, in 1982, it has grown into a premium collection of wineries sourced largely from estate vineyards across California, Oregon, Italy, France, Australia, Chile and South Africa.
Jess’s tenacious focus on quality remains at the heart of everything we do today. We are inspired to build on Jess’ legacy and our founding family’s quest to make great wines. We work hard and consistently strive to do more, to take the risks required to achieve higher quality while pushing the boundaries of innovation in the wine industry.
Since the beginning, our family continues our endless pursuit of making wines that are both meaningful and delicious. Today, under the leadership Chairman and Proprietor Barbara Banke, Jess’s wife of 25 years, our family’s long-term vision has never been stronger. From our vineyards to our wineries, the family is personally involved in every aspect of Jackson Family Wines.