Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Jackson-Triggs is a blend of the founders’ names, Allan Jackson and Don Triggs, who established the
winery in 1993. With their partnership began an unwavering dedication to quality, value and
the winery  continue to honour today.

Don began his career at Colgate-Palmolive in product management and quickly rose through the ranks. Subsequently, he was responsible for managing John Labatt's wine businesses in Canada and the U.S. In the 1980s, he ran the North American and then global horticultural business of Fisons PLC. However, his most important career move came in 1989, when he joined forces with his friend, Allan Jackson, to negotiate the management buyout of Labatt's Canadian wine interests.

Allan Jackson was a scientist by training well educated in the field with a Ph.D. His career in the wine industry began with Labatt Brewery to initiate a wine research program in association with the National Research Council to improve the quality of Canadian table wines. Soon he was responsible for research and quality control for the company's Canadian and American wine divisions. During the 1980s, Allan managed production at Ridout Wines, Labatt's Canadian wine company, and worked both in the Niagara region and the Okanagan Valley.

When Labatt decided to opt out of the wine business in 1989, Allan Jackson and Don Triggs undertook a buy-out of Labatt's Canadian wine interests know as Ridout Wines It included four wineries across Canada. Jackson and Triggs marketed their wines under the name Cartier Wines.

In 1992 Cartier Wines acquires Inniskillin which was founded in 1975. On July 31, 1975, Inniskillin Wines incorporated and its founders were granted the first winery licence in Ontario, Canada, since 1929. Established in Niagara-on-the-Lake and taking its name from the early history of the area, Inniskillin was founded upon and dedicated to the principle of producing and bottling outstanding wines from select wine grapes grown in the Niagara Peninsula.

1993 Cartier and Inniskillin merge with T.G. Bright to form Vincor. Also, in 1993, they launched their very successful Jackson-Triggs brand.

Today Jackson-Triggs has a winery in Ontario and the BC’s Okanagan Valley. They are perhaps Canad’s best known winery. The most award winery and producer of amazing icewines

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