Remembering Jess Jackson

Jess Jackson who built a wine empire around Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay died in Sonoma County yesterday at the age of 81.  Jackson reportedly had been undergoing treatment for melanoma for several years.  He was a self-made billionaire and one of the most influential and controversial producers in the United States.

A big loss for the world-wide wine industry and a void in Sonoma County.