Jun 2011 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Wine Icon Jess Stonestreet Jackson Dies at 81 Jess Stonestreet Jackson, visionary winemaker noted for popularizing Chardonnay with his Kendall-Jackson Winery and one of the most successful independent winery owners in the world, died April 21, 2011 at his home in Geyserville, California. He was 81. The cause was complications from cancer. Known for his fearless, iconoclastic approach to business, Jackson became one of the world’s most successful self-made men by taking chances in busines...
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