Early this morning Jess Jackson passed away after a long battle with cancer. Without Jess, my life, along with hundreds of others, would have been dramatically different.
On top of ruling the wine (and horse!) world, Jess was also a loving father, husband and friend. Without him, I never would have come out California or met the guy I love. Without Jess, my life would have taken an extremely different path and I’m thankful for the role he has played in my life. I feel extremely blessed to have known him, and will never forget chatting with him in July of 2009 when I came out to California for the very first time. I couldn’t believe I was actually having coffee with “the” Jess Jackson! He was so down to earth and genuine.
So please say a little prayer for the Jackson family today and let Jess be an example to us all for how to live life to the absolute fullest, without holding anything back.