• A Man and His Mountain

  • The Everyman Who Created Kendall-Jackson and Became America's Greatest Wine Entrepreneur
  • By: Edward Humes
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-22-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (53 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist tells the story of the self-made billionaire who built the Kendall-Jackson empire from nothing into the biggest-selling brand of premium wines in the U.S.
Jess Stonestreet Jackson was one of a small band of pioneering entrepreneurs who put California's wine country on the map. His life story is a compelling slice of history, daring, innovation, feuds, intrigue, talent, mystique, contrarianism, and luck, offering a unique window on the elegant, adventurous, and cut-throat worlds of Jackson's two passions: wine and horseracing. Time after time his decisions would be ignored, derided, then finally envied and imitated, as whole industries watched him become a billionaire and tried to keep up. He reinvented himself at mid-life, and became founder and CEO of Kendall-Jackson. The empire he constructed endures and thrives even after his death in 2011. In A Man and His Mountain, Edward Humes brings us the no-holds-barred tale of the brilliant, infuriating, successful man who seemed to win more than his share by staying far ahead of the pack.
©2013 Edward Humes (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Michael Carr on 01-10-15

Required listening for any wine maker

Wonderful, inspirational story. Thank you, Jess Jackson, for motivating us to go beyond our comfort zones and work hard to develop better wines and better service. As a small farmer winery, we will implement what we learned here to better serve our customers.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Torrey on 07-31-17

Very well done

Interesting story, delivered very well. Great piece of history and worth the listen, I recommend you read it.

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