Jackson Family Wines was founded by California wine industry legends Barbara Banke and her husband, the late Jess Jackson.Since the launch of the hugely successful ‘KJ’ (Kendall-Jackson) Chardonnay, in 1982, the couple has built an unrivalled collection of wineries to become one of the world’s leading fine wine companies. Today the company seeks to retain the character and integrity of the individual wineries by ensuring that each one is independently run with its own winemaker, vineyards, varietal focus and style. Over the years, the Banke-Jackson family has assembled an unparalleled portfolio of esteemed vineyards and wineries along California’s cool coastal ridges. These properties stretch northwards from Santa Barbara up through Monterey, Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties, before continuing into Oregon’s famed Willamette Valley. Outside the United States, Jackson Family Wines also owns estates in St. Émilion, Tuscany, McLaren Vale and Chile. Each winery has its own winemaker, vineyards, varietal focus and unique style.
We believe in the value of hard work, and embrace our responsibility as stewards of the land. Integrity, honesty and innovation are the pillars of our company.
The Banke-Jacksons pride themselves on the quality of their wines, their stewardship of the land and their commitment to sustainable practices. Their commitment to the environment was recognised in 2016 when they received the ‘Green Medal Leader’ award for leadership in sustainable wine production – the Californian wine community’s most prestigious sustainability honour. They are also the largest generator of onsite solar energy in the United States wine industry with 6.7 megawatts generated across nine wineries, creating enough electricity to power over 1,400 homes. They have also reduced their total water usage by 31% since 2008, saving the equivalent of 28 million gallons annually, and they now use 30% less water than the industry average.