• 1974
    Jess Jackson

    Jess Jackson

    Jess Jackson buys 80-acre pear and walnut orchard in Lake County and replants to grapes.

  • 1983
    Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay

    Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay

    Kendall-Jackson debuts with 1982 vintage Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay and wins first-ever Double Platinum Award in the American Wine Competition.

  • 1986
    Tepusquet Vineyard

    Tepusquet Vineyard

    Jackson family acquires portion of historic Tepusquet Vineyard on the Santa Maria bench.

    Cambria Winery

    Cambria Winery established (Santa Maria Bench / Santa Barbara County).

  • 1986
    Grand Reserve Wines

    Grand Reserve Wines

    Kendall-Jackson introduces Grand Reserve wines.

  • 1989
    Stonestreet Winery

    Stonestreet Winery

    Stonestreet Winery established (Alexander Valley / Sonoma County).

  • 1991
    Stave Mill

    Stave Mill

    Jackson family purchases a stave mill in France to guarantee high-quality French oak barrels.

  • 1992
    #1 Chardonnay in America

    #1 Chardonnay in America

    Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay becomes #1 Chardonnay in America, and remains so to this day.

  • 1993
    La Crema Winery

    La Crema Winery

    Jackson Family acquires La Crema Winery (Russian River Valley / Sonoma County).

  • 1994
    Cardinale Estate

    Cardinale Estate

    Jackson moves Cardinale to Oakville, Napa Valley.

  • 1994
    Tenuta di Arceno

    Tenuta di Arceno

    Jackson family acquires Tuscan estate (Tenuta di Arceno).

  • 1995
    Lokoya

    Lokoya

    Lokoya debuts mountain wine series.

  • 1995
    Alexander Mountain Estate

    Alexander Mountain Estate

    Jackson family acquires historic Gauer Estate in Alexander Valley, renames Alexander Mountain Estate.

  • 1996
    Keyes Vineyard

    Keyes Vineyard

    Jackson family acquires historic Liparita Vineyard on Howell Mountain, renames Keyes Vineyard.

  • 1996
    Jackson Park Estate

    Jackson Park Estate

    Jackson family acquires Bennett Valley estate to plant premium wine grapes, renamed Jackson Park Estate.

  • 1997
    Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens

    Kendall-Jackson
    Wine Estate & Gardens

    Culinary and Sensory Garden is planted at the Kendall-Jackson Wine Center.

  • 1997
    Carmel Road

    Carmel Road

    Carmel Road Winery is established in Monterey.

  • 1998
    Vérité

    Vérité

    Jackson family establishes Vérité in Alexander Valley.

  • 1999
    El Maitén Estate, Chile

    El Maitén Estate, Chile

    Jackson family acquires El Maitén estate and land in Chile.

  • 2000
    Yangarra Estate Vineyard

    Yangarra Estate Vineyard

    Family acquires Yangarra Estate Vineyard, McLaren Vale, South Australia.

  • 2000
    Matanzas Creek Winery

    Matanzas Creek Winery

    Family acquires Matanzas Creek Winery in Bennett Valley.

  • 2003
    La Jota Vineyard Company

    La Jota Vineyard Company

    Jackson family acquires historic La Jota Vineyard Company on Napa Valley’s Howell Mountain.

  • 2003
    Château Lassègue

    Château Lassègue

    Jackson family acquires Château Lassègue in St. Emilion, Bordeaux.

  • 2003
    Wine Personality of the Year

    Wine Personality of the Year

    Robert Parker, Jr. selects Jess Jackson as Wine Personality of the Year.

  • 2006
    Byron Winery

    Byron Winery

    Jackson family acquires Byron Winery and historic Nielson Vineyard on Santa Maria Bench.

  • 2006
    Murphy-Goode

    Murphy-Goode

    Jackson family acquires Murphy-Goode in Alexander Valley.

  • 2006
    Arrowood Winery

    Arrowood Winery

    Jackson family acquires Arrowood Winery in Sonoma Valley.

  • 2006
    Freemark Abbey

    Freemark Abbey

    Jackson family acquires historic Freemark Abbey in Napa Valley.

  • 2007
    Lifetime Achievement Award

    Lifetime Achievement Award

    Jess Jackson is awarded lifetime achievement by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

  • 2010
    Sustainability

    Sustainability

    All Jackson Family Wines achieved certification under the Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CCSW) and Sustainability in Practice (SIP) programs for all of our estate vineyards. Began purchasing renewable energy to offset 130% of the company’s annual electricity usage; including all of our employees’ home usage.

  • 2011
    Jess Jackson

    Jess Jackson

    Jess Jackson passes away on April 21.

  • 2011
    Wild Ridge Winery

    Wild Ridge Winery

    Launched Wild Ridge Winery from Sonoma Coast’s Annapolis Vineyard.

    Champ de Rêves

    Launched Champ de Rêves from Anderson Valley.

  • 2011
    EPA Green Power Leadership Award

    EPA Green Power Leadership Award

    JFW receives the EPA Green Power Leadership Award for strategy and performance in energy conservation and renewable energy use. Other recipients included Intel, Google and the City of San Francisco.

  • 2012
    Hickinbotham Winery

    Hickinbotham Winery

    Jackson family acquires Hickinbotham Vineyard in South Australia’s McLaren Vale.

  • 2012
    Ramal West Vineyard and Carneros Winery

    Ramal West Vineyard and
    Carneros Winery

    Ramal West Vineyard and Carneros Winery acquired.

    Saralee's Vineyard

    Jackson family acquires Saralee’s Vineyard in the Russian River Valley.

  • 2013
    6th Master Sommelier

    6th Master Sommelier

    Jackson Family Wines hires 6th Master Sommelier as wine education ambassador.

  • 2013
    Green Company of the Year

    Green Company of the Year

    Named “Green Company of the Year” by The Drinks Business, Europe’s leading drinks trade publication.

  • 2013
    Sustainable Winery Building UC Davis

    Sustainable Winery Building
    UC Davis

    Jess. S Jackson Sustainable Winery Building opens at UC Davis.

  • 2013
    Gran Moraine

    Gran Moraine & Zena Crown

    Gran Moraine and Zena Crown acquired in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, first domestic vineyard acquisitions outside of California.

  • 2014
    Barbara Banke

    Barbara Banke

    Barbara Banke is the first female to receive Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Wine Personality of the Year award.

  • 2014
    Capensis

    Capensis

    Jackson Family Wines acquires the Fijnbosch Vineyard in the iconic Stellenbosch region of South Africa, and partners with Antony Beck, of Graham Beck Wines, on a new Chardonnay venture.

  • 2015
    Siduri Winery

    Siduri Winery

    Jackson Family Wines purchases Siduri, acclaimed Sonoma County Pinot Noir producer.

  • 2015
    Tesla Energy

    Tesla Energy

    Jackson Family Wines collaborates with Tesla Energy to pilot stationary energy storage systems.

  • 2016
    The Jackson-Banke Family

    The Jackson-Banke Family

    The Jackson’s family legacy endures.