The ABCs of Jackson Family Wines | B

Jackson Family Wines offers a total of 29 different wine brands at Karisma Hotels & Resorts for regular guests and Exotic Travelers members. In this series, we walk you through them. Let’s go with the Bs!

The partnership between Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Jackson Family Wines has been ongoing strongly for a few years. In 2013, they formed the Jackson Family Wines Culinary Series, creating a culinary and wine pairing journey for guests and Exotic Travelers members alike. But every Karisma resort, independently of the Culinary Series, offers a wide array of wines from the Jackson Family Wines wineries around the world. Today, we explore Bootleg, from Napa Valley, California, and Byron, from Santa Barbara, California.


Bootleg is only a few years old, being founded in Napa Valley in 2015. Winemaker Kristy Melton is in charge, and the passion behind this winery lies within the art of blending. They are “untraditional in form and flavor, crafting an unexpected varietal combination.

Bootleg produces big, luscious red blends with loads of dark fruit and power. We’ve used Merlot from Napa’s Stagecoach Vineyards as the base for its upfront fruit flavors and soft tannins, making the wine approachable early on. The combination of other varietals offers structure, depth, and a powerful richness that round out this bold red blend.”


33 years in the making, Byron comes from a winery in Santa Barbara. To fully understand this brand, one must spend time exploring the Nielson Vineyard that surrounds the winery, however. That is where the fruits for the wines come from, even though throughout history, many people deemed it too cold and inhospitable for grapes. They have been proved wrong.

Under Johnathan Nagy’s – the winemaker – watchful eye, Byron Winery produces spectacularly rich and exotic Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from the Nielson Vineyard and other premier sites in Santa Barbara County. The region once deemed “too cold and inhospitable” is now widely regarded as one of America’s greatest AVAs.

Check back next week to explore the background behind wines such as Cambria, Cenyth, and Copian, amongst others. Exotic Travelers and Karisma Hotels & Resorts ensures bringing only the best products for guests and members.

Disclaimer: all information taken from Jackson Family Wines website.

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