June 6, 2001 |
Former Hewlett-Packard chief Lew Platt is ending his short second career at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates as founder Jess Jackson has decided to take the company off the market. Platt, 60, was hired in January 2000 as chief executive to restructure the Santa Rosa, Calif.-based firm, one of the largest wineries in the country, and get it ready for a public offering or sale to a large international company that could further its global expansion plans.
August 9, 2000 |
Two of California's largest vintners, Kendall-Jackson and Beringer Wine Estates, are discussing a merger that could lead to the creation of the country's largest premium-wine company, officials confirmed Tuesday.
July 9, 1998 |
Santa Rosa-based Kendall-Jackson Winery lost its appeal of a trademark-infringement judgment last year in favor of E&J Gallo Winery over that company's "Turning Leaf" line of wines. Closely held Kendall-Jackson, one of the largest U.S. wineries, had claimed that Gallo had unfairly copied the stylized leaf design that it used on its popular Vintner's Reserve wines.
June 25, 1997 |
Kendall-Jackson plans a $54-million expansion in the next three years that will include new wineries in Monterey, Napa and Sonoma counties. The sites will include an $18-million winery in the Salinas Valley in Monterey County, another in Sonoma County's Alexander Valley and a third in Napa County. The Salinas Valley winery, to be completed for the 1998 grape harvest, will have the capacity to produce 1.3 million cases of wine per year.
June 8, 1995 |
Winery Buys Chevron Property in Sonoma County: Kendall-Jackson Vineyards & Winery, one of the nation's fastest-growing wine brands, has acquired all of Chevron Corp.'s Sonoma County land holdings, about 5,500 acres, including 417 acres of mountain vineyards above Alexander Valley. Santa Rosa-based Kendall-Jackson and the Huntington Beach Co.