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July 9, 1998 | Bloomberg News
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.
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May 7, 2009 | Bill Dwyre
The pendulum of horse-racing fortune took another swing to the positive Wednesday. Four days after jockey Calvin Borel attracted international attention with his magical ride to win the Kentucky Derby on a 50-1 shot, an event that got a 10-plus network TV rating, Jess Jackson got back in the game. The 79-year-old founder of Kendall-Jackson Winery, who owned and campaigned super horse Curlin until retiring him at the end of last year, purchased star filly Rachel Alexandra.
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BUSINESS
July 22, 1988 | DAN BERGER, Times Wine Writer
Kendall-Jackson Winery of Lakeport, Calif., said Thursday that it has agreed to buy Edmeades Vineyards in Mendocino County, the second major purchase by the Lake County winery in the past year, and said it has made offers to buy two more wineries. No price on the Edmeades purchase was revealed, but an industry source said the sale price was probably about $750,000.
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November 26, 2004 | Michelle Locke, Associated Press
Jess Jackson made his mark as a lawyer, carving out an accomplished career as a land-use attorney. He got into winemaking and became a huge success, building an empire on Kendall-Jackson chardonnay. So far, though, he doesn't seem to have gotten the hang of retirement. Jackson, who briefly stepped down from the top spot at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates Ltd.
BUSINESS
April 2, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Kendall-Jackson Winery Sues Gallo Over Trademark: The Santa Rosa, Calif.-based winery claims E&J Gallo Winery violated trademark rules and engaged in "unlawful, unfair and fraudulent" business practices in the marketing of its Turning Leaf wines. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, said Gallo studied Kendall-Jackson's products and customers, some of whom said they recognized Kendall-Jackson products by their "colored leaf" trademark.
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June 8, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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July 8, 1992 | DAN BERGER, TIMES WINE WRITER
Two winemakers were talking. One said he was using Montrachet yeast to ferment his Chardonnay grapes. The other said he was using Prise de Mousse to ferment the juice into wine. The conversation then wandered off into arcane microbiological chat that was lost to the non-science majors present at the dinner table.
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June 6, 2001 | MELINDA FULMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
July 16, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates Ltd. launched an Australian wine brand to take advantage of an increase in demand for the nation's wine in the U.S., the Australia Financial Review reported. The Sonoma Valley winemaker has pre-sold 75,000 cases of its new Yangarra Park red and white wines, the newspaper said. Kendall-Jackson doesn't plan to acquire any Australian wine businesses after withdrawing its own assets from sale two months ago, the report said. The Santa Rosa, Calif.
BUSINESS
July 16, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates Ltd. launched an Australian wine brand to take advantage of an increase in demand for the nation's wine in the U.S., the Australia Financial Review reported. The Sonoma Valley winemaker has pre-sold 75,000 cases of its new Yangarra Park red and white wines, the newspaper said. Kendall-Jackson doesn't plan to acquire any Australian wine businesses after withdrawing its own assets from sale two months ago, the report said. The Santa Rosa, Calif.
BUSINESS
June 6, 2001 | MELINDA FULMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
August 9, 2000 | MELINDA FULMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
July 9, 1998 | Bloomberg News
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.
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June 25, 1997 | (Associated Press)
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.
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April 2, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Kendall-Jackson Winery Sues Gallo Over Trademark: The Santa Rosa, Calif.-based winery claims E&J Gallo Winery violated trademark rules and engaged in "unlawful, unfair and fraudulent" business practices in the marketing of its Turning Leaf wines. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, said Gallo studied Kendall-Jackson's products and customers, some of whom said they recognized Kendall-Jackson products by their "colored leaf" trademark.
BUSINESS
August 9, 2000 | MELINDA FULMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
November 26, 2004 | Michelle Locke, Associated Press
Jess Jackson made his mark as a lawyer, carving out an accomplished career as a land-use attorney. He got into winemaking and became a huge success, building an empire on Kendall-Jackson chardonnay. So far, though, he doesn't seem to have gotten the hang of retirement. Jackson, who briefly stepped down from the top spot at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates Ltd.
BUSINESS
June 8, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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