Kendall-Jackson Winery reports:
CBS announced Rick Tigner, president of Kendall-Jackson Winery — one of America’s favorite family-owned wineries — will revisit his “Undercover Boss” experience on a special segment showcasing the most intriguing bosses from all four seasons of the Emmy Award-winning CBS reality series. The episode, “Undercover Boss: Epic Bosses,” looks at where Tigner is now and how the show changed his life. “Undercover Boss:Epic Bosses” will air Friday, May 17 on CBS (8/7c, check local listings).
Tigner appeared on the show’s third season, during an eye-opening and emotional episode in which he explored all aspects of handcrafted winemaking, from the vineyard to the bottle and everything in between. Along the way, he also uncovered issues with internal communication and employee appreciation.
“It was an incredible opportunity that gave me great insight into our employees,” said Tigner, a 20-year veteran of Kendall-Jackson who stepped into his role as president after winery founder and industry visionary Jess Stonestreet Jackson passed away in 2011.
“Our employees are our biggest strength,” Tigner added. “These are talented individuals who are passionate about their work. The input they shared with me during the ‘Undercover Boss’ experience helped shape the programs and initiatives we have in place today.”
KJ is having a Happy Hour Twitter Party before the show on Friday at 5 p.m. Follow them on Twitter @KJWines and use the party hashtag #KJHappyHour to join in. Learn more online at www.kj.com, and follow KJ on Facebook (kjwines).
Read WBM's previous "Undercover Boss" post for an after-the-show interview with Tigner.