Wineries

Jess Jackson Dead at 81

Jess Jackson, the man who turned America on to chardonnay and went on to build a wine empire, has died at age 81. Jackson, who had cancer, died Thursday at his home in Geyserville, winery officials said. The leader of the hugely successful Kendall-Jackson winery in Sonoma County, Jackson packed several lifetimes worth of careers…

Mauritson Winery

  How can you tell if you’re at a Sonoma or Napa wine event? Check the ratio of Porches to pickups in the parking lot. OK, plenty of people in Sonoma County drive luxury automobiles _ and I have seen a few beaters parked at Napa wineries _ but in broad-brush terms, it’s true. Sonoma is to Napa like…