Co-Owner/Founder After a successful decade stint in technology, Kimberly earned her MBA at Vanderbilt and took over the business in 2003. From the day she stepped in (at 200 cases in production), Kimberly handled every function of the business. Now that JAX has grown to 12,000 cases in production, she shares the responsibility with her incredibly devoted team. Her passion and vision is clear when she shares her story. She loves to speak about her experiences building her business and her philosophy going forward.
Co-Owner/Founder Now involved in real estate development in Australia, Trent joins regular JAX conference calls and has been instrumental in our marketing, sales, and distribution strategy.
Co-Owner/CEO Manages the operations, sales and distribution for the winery. Dan has a strong background in hospitality, sales and marketing across multiple segments of the wine business. For over decade, he managed hospitality and wine programs at some of the most esteemed culinary venues in the country. Most recently Dan was the Brand Ambassador for Martine's Wines where he worked with cult French producers such as Domaine Leroy, Patrick Piuze, Domaine du Pegau and Chateau Rayas.
Direct to Consumer Manager Oversees all Direct to Consumer channels including the JAX tasting room, wine club, events and e-commerce activity. As a seasoned wine business professional, Kat holds a strong track record of developing and executing top-notch hospitality, public relations, marketing and sales programs. Having represented a wide array of organizations and wineries including Cielo Vineyards in Malibu, Kat's background is uniquely suited to customizing memorable guest experiences and events that are focused on her passions of food and wine.
"The Visionary" Vintner Green thumb David Jackson tracks his Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon vines from the day the bud breaks through harvest. David is absolutely integral to the winery as he provides the fruit source for our estate Cabernet Sauvignon. A passionate green thumb, David encouraged and supported Kimberly and Trent to launch the winery using the fruit form his vineyard in northern Calistoga.
"The Artist" An incredible artist and designer, Jane has been actively involved in the label design and branding process at JAX Vineyards. Jane also designed the beautiful provincial style tasting room and grounds. Her most recent and incredible contribution to JAX is her incredible art comprised of mixed media and often incorporating JAX in her pieces. Her art will be regularly profiled in the news and events section.
JAX Winemaker A Napa Valley native and second generation winemaker, Kirk has been exposed to the world of winemaking from day one under the watchful eye of his father, Nils Venge. His passion for the industry continued to grow through college at UC Davis followed by tenures at several wineries including Mumm, Raptura Vintners in New Zealand, and finally Venge Vineyards. Working with our vineyards since 2003, Kirk has a keen involvement in the redevelopment, clone selection and farming practices of our vineyard site. Most importantly, he crafts our fruit into the elegant and well balanced wines that we enjoy year over year.
VP of Barketing CJ, our gentle and loving golden retriever, has been an integral member of the JAX team from the day we started. CJ joined Kimberly on every restaurant sales call (waiting eagerly outside San Francisco restaurants), every bottling date, every wine tasting and every long day at the JAX office in San Francisco. CJ’s tireless enthusiasm, love and patience will always be remembered by all of us at JAX. In loving memory of CJ Jackson (2000-2009).
Future JAX Sales Team Growing up in the Jackson family, this dynamic duo has its sights on selling every last bottle of JAX when they get older. Until then, the girls enjoy spending time in Calistoga surrounded by the vineyards and wine cellars. We look forward to what their energy can bring to the future JAX team.