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Jackson Family’s Barbara Banke Earns Wine Spectator’s 2017 Distinguished Service Award

August 1, 2017

Barbara Banke, who helped her late husband Jess Jackson build a wine empire on the success of Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay and has led it to new heights since his passing, is the recipient of Wine Spectator’s Distinguished Service Award for 2017.

Banke, 64, is the chairwoman of the board of Sonoma County, Calif.–based Jackson Family Wines, which includes 47 wine brands across four continents. Along with Kendall-Jackson, which sells 3.5 million cases a year, labels include La Crema, Murphy-Goode and Matanzas Creek. Wine Spectator has more.

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