"Our family's legacy in winemaking runs deep, and while many wine enthusiasts across the nation recognize Kendall-Jackson as the makers of America's favorite Chardonnay, our family's endeavors in the horse racing world are lesser known," says Barbara Banke, chairman, proprietor, Jackson Family Wines. "Jess' [Jackson] passion for horse racing was ignited as a young boy when he watched Seabiscuit win the 1938 Bay Meadows Handicap from atop his uncle's shoulders. Many years later, our success in the wine business afforded us the opportunity to indulge in his passion, which is now mine, for thoroughbred racing."
"It feels like a natural connection to bring our two great passions together on the global stage at the Kentucky Derby,” says Banke. “Although Good Magic is now retired, we wanted to highlight his remarkable accomplishments.”
The commemorative Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon wines are available for purchase at
and in select retailers nationwide.
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