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Kendall-Jackson Historical Timeline

1975 - Jess Jackson purchases Lake County property
1977 - Jess Jackson and family turn pear and walnut orchard into vineyard
1982 - Jess Jackson and family decide to make wine under the Kendall-Jackson label
1983 - Kendall-Jackson debuts with 1982 vintage Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay and wins first-ever Double Platinum Award in the American Wine Competition
1986 - Kendall-Jackson introduces Grand Reserve wines
1987 - Kendall-Jackson earns its first Wine & Spirits “Winery of the Year” award
1992 - Kendall-Jackson reaches 1 million cases sold
1992 - Winemaster Randy Ullom's first KJ harvest
1992 - Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay becomes #1 Chardonnay in America
1996 - Kendall-Jackson creates Santa Rosa Wine Center at the former site of Château DeBaun
1997 - First vintage of Stature launches
1997 - 2 1/2-acre Organic Sensory Garden is planted at the Kendall-Jackson Wine Center
1997 - The Kendall-Jackson Wine Center hosts the first Annual Heirloom Tomato Festival
2000 - Kendall-Jackson awarded Bon Appetit Winery of the Year
2004 - #1 Chardonnay by-the-glass in Wine & Spirits Restaurant poll 3 years running
2005 - Inaugural release of Highland Estates Collection; Vintner's Reserve committed to Jackson Estates Grown (100% of all fruit is hand-selected from our vineyard estates) with 2004 Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay
2006 - All Grand Reserve wines are now Jackson Estates Grown
2007 - Kendall-Jackson celebrates 25th Harvest
2007 - Jess Jackson is awarded lifetime achievement by Wine Enthusiast Magazine
2007 - Vintner's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Syrah are Jackson Estates Grown with 2005 releases
2008 - Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay '07 receives 90 points from The Wine Advocate; Grand Reserve vintage wines move to single county or AVA, except for Chardonnay
2008 - Vintner's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot move to Tri-County appellation with '06 vintage release
2008 - Vintner's Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Zinfandel move to Jackson Estate Grown with 07 vintage
2009 - Introduce Vintner's Reserve Summation white wine
2010 - Jackson Hills Collection launches; Vintner's Reserve Summation red is wine introduced
2011 - Kendall Jackson releases AVANT
2011 - Jess Jackson passes away on April 21, 2011
2011 - Kendall-Jackson wins its tenth Wine & Spirits “Winery of the Year” Award
2012 - Winery President Rick Tigner stars in “Undercover Boss” on January 29, 2012 on CBS


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Fulton, CA 95439


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