A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist tells the tale of self-made billionaire whom built the Kendall-Jackson empire from the ground upwards to the biggest selling brand of premium wines inside U.S.
Jess Stonestreet Jackson was among a small band of pioneering business owners who put California’s wine country on map. Their life tale is a compelling piece of history, daring, innovation, feuds, intrigue, skill, mystique, contrarianism, and luck, offering a unique window regarding the elegant, adventurous, and cut-throat globes of Jackson’s two passions: wine and horseracing. Again and again their decisions could be ignored, derided, then finally envied and imitated, as entire industries viewed him be a billionaire and tried to keep up. He reinvented himself at mid-life, and became creator and CEO of Kendall-Jackson. The kingdom he constructed endures and flourishes even with his death last year. In a guy and their hill, Edward Humes brings us the no-holds banned story of the brilliant, infuriating, effective guy whom did actually win significantly more than his share by staying far ahead of the pack.