Jackson Estate embodies the very best of Marlborough, New Zealand, the essence of fine wine. Jackson Estate is a special place, a testament to the vision and determination of the Stichbury and Jackson families who have farmed the land on the Wairau River plains at Jacksons Road for more than 160 years. The introduction of Wellington businessman John Benton during 2013 as the major shareholder in Jackson Estate ensures the iconic winemaker remains securely in N.Z. ownership.
Since planting our pioneering vineyards, over three decades ago – time, tide and fortune have been kind to Jackson Estate and the unparalleled affinity between Marlborough and fine wine has spectacularly been realised..
The acclaim Jackson Estate generates is based on the merit of its soils, mature, cool climate vineyards and wine making style. High sunshine hours maximise fruit concentration; a long, dry growing season enables aroma accumulation and even ripening. Cool nights retain high acidity in the grapes, allowing the wines to age well.
Jackson Estate believes in a few very simple principles – the best modern winemaking techniques; a respect for vineyard sites; and unerring pursuit of varietal integrity; and through this a strong, identifiable and much admired style.