July 16, 2001 |
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.
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.
April 2, 1996 |
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.