SONOMA COUNTY, Calif., Nov. 3, 2022/ PRNewswire/– As Kendall-Jackson celebrates its 40th anniversary, Head Wine maker Randy Ullom has actually been named White wine Enthusiast’s ” American White Wine Legend” in the 23rd Yearly White Wine Enthusiast White Wine Star Awards. This distinguished category recognizes a sole nominee and honors their standing as a true icon in the American white wine market. The Wine Lover Wine Star Awards have become one of the most revered global red wine market awards, offered each year to celebrate prominent members of the international red wine, spirits and beverage market.
” It is a benefit to be acknowledged among my peers for work that is my true enthusiasm. White wine has been a consistent throughout my life. As a child, I enjoyed my dad end up being a hobbyist home winemaker, and his joy instilled excitement in me that has actually persevered throughout my profession. Being named American Wine Legend only advances this excitement, specifically as we look ahead to the future of our market. Along with the extraordinary wine making team at Kendall-Jackson, I look forward to continuing to push for higher improvements in site-specific soils, grapes, and farming techniques, since ultimately, a winemaker is a farmer initially,” said Randy Ullom, Kendall-Jackson Head Winemaker.
Randy Ullom’s difference as “American Red wine Legend” begins the cusp of his 30th year at Kendall-Jackson and the winery’s 40th anniversary. Established by Jess Jackson in 1982, Kendall-Jackson has increased from a single varietal winery to producing iconic white wines from throughout California’s most treasured growing areas and promoting industry sustainability requirements.
Hired in 1993 by Jackson, Ullom joined Kendall-Jackson after having worked as winemaker at DeLoach Vineyards for more than 10 years. In his very first couple of years as wine maker for Kendall-Jackson, he led efforts to open wineries in Mendocino and in the pursuit of chances in Monterey and Santa Barbara, he assisted establish Kendall-Jackson’s single vineyard programs which led to labels such as Camelot Highlands Chardonnay, one of the winery’s top-tier offerings today. In addition, he led winemaking operations in Chile and started the business’s wine undertakings in Australia with the opening of Yangarra Estate Vineyard. In 1997, Ullom was promoted to Head Winemaker for Kendall-Jackson because of his extensive understanding of the viticultural and winemaking programs. Ullom welcomes exceptional quality, stability, credibility, and consistency as the foundation to Kendall-Jackson’s storied wine making heritage. As the only American red wine business with an ownership stake in a French stave mill, Kendall-Jackson, under Ullom’s leadership, established a robust and industry-leading barrel program that enables him to choose precise oak sourcing– the area and the forest– which guarantees him access to the first-rate, sustainably sourced oak for Kendall-Jackson’s barrels. In addition, Ullom is responsible for pressing borders and producing some of the most ingenious efforts in the wine area today, such as barrel-fermenting nearly every drop of the flagship Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay, the biggest barrel-ferment in the world for Chardonnay and an extraordinary commitment to artisanal winemaking strategies to accomplish craft wine making at scale. His distinguished winemaking skills have assisted Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay maintain its position as America’s # 1 selling Chardonnay for thirty years.
” Randy is an integral part of Kendall-Jackson’s history,” stated Barbara Banke, Chairman and Proprietor of Jackson Household White wines, the family-owned red wine company she co-founded and now leads with her family.” He is an icon who has formed the red wine market and his distinctive style of Chardonnay. He has actually enabled Kendall-Jackson’s Vintners Reserve Chardonnay to be the industry leader for over 30 years. He is an authority on all things Chardonnay and his accuracy and focus are exceptional.”
A hands-on approach and time spent daily in the vineyards has actually assisted Ullom and the Kendall-Jackson group accomplish industry-wide acknowledgment as leaders in sustainability. Kendall-Jackson has actually implemented lots of wine making and vineyard practices under Ullom’s leadership that assistance environmental concerns as it conserves natural resources, enhances air and water quality, and safeguards communities and wildlife habitat. “The much better the soil, the much better the white wine,” stated Ullom. One hundred percent of Kendall-Jackson’s 10,000 planted acres of estate vineyards throughout the coastal California region are third-party Licensed Sustainable. The winery is powered in part by eco-friendly solar energy and numerous water preservation practices have been carried out. Furthermore, the vineyards are designed to have very little ecological effect, with over half the total acreage left to grow wild and unfenced in support of biodiversity and the natural migratory paths of the varied local wildlife. Even with all these practices in location, Ullom personally guarantees the quality of each vineyard by tasting every great deal of wine.Ullom will be honored as called Red wine Enthusiast’s “American Wine Legend” at the Red wine Star Awards black-tie gala happening in San Francisco, California in January 2023. For additional information, please visit www.kj.com and www.winemag.com. About Kendall-Jackson. Kendall-Jackson is one of America’s many beloved family-owned and operated wineries. The winery‘s flagship red wine, the Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay, has been America’s favorite Chardonnay since 1992. Established by business owner and visionary Jess Jackson in 1982, and now led by his spouse Barbara Banke and the Jackson family, Kendall-Jackson is based in Sonoma County and offers a range of well-known red wines grown on the household’s estate vineyards along the seaside ridges of California. Kendall-Jackson is the criteria for sustainable wine undertakings, setting the precedent for development in solar, water, and vineyard practices. Wine Lover Magazine just recently called Kendall-Jackson the 2017 American Winery of the Year, among the red wine market’s most identified distinctions. Recognized as a leader in the industry for more than 3 years, Kendall-Jackson has actually developed a reputation centered around constant, high-quality wines that are available nationwide in nationwide supermarket, store white wine merchants, and dining establishments. Discover more online at www.kj.com, and follow Kendall-Jackson on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. About Wine Enthusiast Established in 1979 by Adam and Sybil Strum and made up of Wine Lover Media and Wine Enthusiast Commerce, Red Wine Lover Companies is the ultimate source of development and details around red wine. With custom-made products reaching
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