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Event

Dean’s Distinguished Speaker
Jess Jackson, Founder and Proprietor, Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates

Event Details

Saturday, May 22, 1999

Jess Jackson, Founder and Proprietor, Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates

“Jess Jackson Heads a Premium Wine Dynasty

About Jess Jackson

Returning to UC Davis as a Dean’s Distinguished Speaker on May 10 was a homecoming of sorts for Jess Jackson, founder and principal owner of Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates. It was at Davis where the lawyer-turned vintner first learned the finer points of winemaking and the importance of quality and value, the two factors he says have become the bedrock of his business — one he never intended to be in.