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Chardonnay Champion

A pioneer in the California Chardonnay movement, Randy Ullom is entering his 31st harvest spearheading the winemaking efforts at Kendall-Jackson, part of Jackson Family Wines, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. Another reason to celebrate in 2022 was Ullom being honored as the “American Wine Legend” by Wine Enthusiast’s 23rd Annual Wine Star Awards. Why? Primarily because of his signature Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay, the No. 1-selling Chardonnay in America for the past 31 years. Its rich and robust style became the benchmark for the state’s leading varietal, so popular that other producers were mimicking the taste profile. He is also responsible for creating some of the most industry-leading initiatives in the wine space today, such as barrel-fermenting almost every drop of Chardonnay, an unprecedented commitment to artisanal winemaking techniques for a winery of considerable size. Enjoy a glass of Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay at your nearest Troon® club or course after your next round.