A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist tells the story of the
self-made billionaire who built the Kendall-Jackson empire from nothing into
the biggest selling brand of premium wines in the United States.
Jess Stonestreet Jackson was one of a small band of
pioneering entrepreneurs who put California’s wine country on the map. His life
story is a compelling slice of history, daring, innovation, feuds, intrigue,
talent, mystique, contrarianism, and luck, offering a unique window on the
elegant, adventurous, and cut-throat worlds of Jackson’s two passions: wine and
horseracing. Time after time his decisions would be ignored, derided, then
finally envied and imitated, as whole industries watched him become a billionaire
and tried to keep up. He reinvented himself at mid-life, and became founder and
CEO of Kendall-Jackson. The empire he constructed endures and thrives even
after his death in 2011. In A Man and His
Mountain, Edward Humes brings us the no-holds barred tale of the brilliant,
infuriating, successful man who seemed to win more than his share by staying
far ahead of the pack. Download and start listening now!