Harmony Wine Co. opened for business on April Fool’s Day 1987. In 1989, Equinox sparkling wine was born with their first harvest made at friends Pam & Steve Storrs winery in Santa Cruz only to lose half to the violent jolts of the Loma Prieta Earthquake. In 2006 Barry and Jennifer opened their own on-site Santa Cruz facility to expand their own wine production with hands-on services to consult for and assist other wineries who wanted to produce sparkling wines under their own label.
Barry and Jennifer Jackson were born in Fresno County, surrounded by agriculture but fell in love with the rich historic Santa Cruz Mountain winegrowing region and the eclectic independent winemakers they met there. Throughout the 70’s Barry married and worked his way through college at Fresno State University. Out of curiosity he enrolled in a number of oenology classes and to his pleasure and surprise, it focused and lit his imagination on fire.
Following graduation, he worked for large valley wineries including the Paul Masson facility in Madera. He eventually transferred to their corporate headquarters in Saratoga but after the dismantling of Paul Masson by corporate raiders, Barry and Jennifer decided it was time to make a commitment to join the winemaking community in their ongoing stewardship of its future.
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Listing Title: Equinox