ownerKimberly & Trent Jackson
- Soil Type: bale loam
- Varieties Cultivated: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
- Country: USA
- Name Of Proprietor: Kimberly & Trent Jackson
- Winemaker: Kirk Venge
- Topography: alluvial plain
In 1993, David Jackson purchased a small but exceptional dry-farmed vineyard in northern Calistoga. Shortly after, his son Trent was inspired to join the new family business and build on his father’s dream. Trent produced and bottled his first vintage in his San Francisco garage and then hired consulting winemaker Kirk Venge to lead the way. Locals started to hear about this winery and started buying up the super-limited production of their Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. In 2002, Trent’s sister unhesitatingly jumped on board and put the wines in the hands of San Francisco and New York restaurateurs, much to the pleasure of sommeliers and guests alike.
Expanding from their single vineyard, family-owned Cabs, the Y3 series allows them to utilize venerable winemaker Kirk Venge’s access to premium Napa fruit of prodigious quality, and expand their portfolio to other varieties. Jax Vineyards goal is to produce wines of great value that accurately reflect their varietal nature. The Y3 symbol was the brand at her grandfather’s cattle farm and is a testament to their dedication to family owned, farmed lands and the purest expression of vines and their soil.