The Jackson Family came to New Zealand in 1842 on the Martha Ridgeway from Runnymede in England. In 1855 Adam Jackson bought the first blocks of land in the heart of the Marlborough region, along what was to become known as Jacksons Road.
The iconic gum tree that graces the Jackson Estate label was planted in 1867 by Adam’s wife Alice. Today the tree stands over 140 feet tall. John Stichbury is the fifth generation of the Jackson Family to farm the land. In 1987 John and Jo planted the first vines and the first wines were released in 1991 under the Jackson Estate label. Subsequently, there was no looking back as the wines proceeded to go from strength to strength, and quickly shot to fame in taking the coveted Sauvignon Blanc Trophy at the London International Wine Competition in 1993. Today Jackson Estate is distributed world-wide with market partners in Asia/ Pacific, Americas, United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East. Estate owned and controlled vineyards enables complete management over the growing season and provides the significant benefit of meaning no compromises are required with regard to quality of fruit Continuing the focus on quality Jackson Estate took the strategic move to ensure complete control in the harvest and winemaking process by its utilisation of a custom and purpose built winery since 2003. Today the Mission Statement remains – Best wines at affordable prices