Focus: Oversees the entire Kendall-Jackson Portfolio
"I look at all of the vineyards we own, and all of the individual lots of wines that we make, and the thousands of barrels we have sitting in our cellar and sometimes I think, you gotta be kidding me! After I've sufficiently recovered from my daily panic attack, I take off my coat, dig in my heels and take it one barrel at a time. It's a rewarding job that I love."
Focus: Oversees all Burgundian and Rhone winemaking
Mark joined Kendall-Jackson in 1994 as Winemaker at our Lakeport winery in Lake County. Over the years, he has honed our Chardonnay winemaking style - a tremendous task. Today, Mark oversees our Burgundian winemaking programs (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir) as well as our Syrah releases.
Fritz came to Kendall-Jackson in 2001 after 7 years as Head Winemaker at Husch Winery in Anderson Valley. In fact, Fritz was promoted to be Husch’s Head Winemaker when Mark Theis left to take the job for Jess Jackson at Kendall-Jackson’s Lake County winery in 1994.