2014 Shining Star Honoree – Jackson Family Wines

Jackson Family Wines is Recipient of 4-H Foundation’s Shining Star Award

Jackson Family Wines of Santa Rosa is the 2014 recipient of the 4-H Foundation of Sonoma County’s Shining Star Award in recognition of the wine company’s extraordinary support of the 4-H Club program.

The Shining Star Award annually recognizes an individual or business that has made significant and meaningful contributions to 4-H. The award will be presented at the 4-H Foundation Barbecue on Sept. 13 at the Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates & Gardens in Fulton.

Jackson Family Wines and the Jackson family have graciously donated the site as the venue for this year’s 4-H Foundation BBQ. Last year the Jackson Family hosted the 4-H Foundation BBQ at Richard’s Grove and Saralee’s Vineyard in Windsor. In addition to providing the site for the annual event, the Jackson Family is a major buyer at the 4-H Foundation’s auction.

Katie Jackson, daughter of winery founders Barbara Banke and the late Jess Jackson, said her family is dedicated to giving back to the community, particularly, to causes that support agriculture, education and youth.

“As a family owned agricultural business that started in Sonoma County, we really care about financially supporting groups like 4-H and FFA in Sonoma County and the other counties throughout California where we do business,” said Katie Jackson, director of government affairs, sustainability and community outreach for her family’s wine company.

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