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Just in Time For Summer, Kendall-Jackson Expands Their Best-Selling Low Calorie Collection

Since 1982, Kendall-Jackson has built a reputation for high-quality, highly acclaimed wines. Sourcing from vineyards throughout California’s diverse coastal terrains and terroirs, head winemaker Randy Ullom crafts the flagship Vintner’s Reserve—America’s #1 -selling Chardonnay since 1992—as well as a portfolio of other beloved labels, including Avant, Grand Reserve, Jackson Estate, and Stature.

In 2021, Kendall-Jackson released its Low Calorie Chardonnay, produced with the same commitment to quality as the bestselling Vintner’s Reserve. At just 85 calories, 3 grams of carbs, zero grams of sugar, zero grams of fat, zero grams of protein, and 9% ABV per 5-ounce serving, the wine offers a refreshing option for active lifestyles, without sacrificing quality or flavor. Following the path of the Vintner’s Reserve, it is now the #1 selling Low Calorie Chardonnay in the country.

And now, just in time for summer, Kendall-Jackson is releasing two new additions to the Low Calorie line of wines: Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé.

“When we started this endeavor, we knew that the taste and flavor of the low calorie wines would have to meet the level of quality that Kendall-Jackson consumers trust and love,” says Kendall-Jackson Head Winemaker Randy Ullom. “If we didn’t think these wines were delicious, we would not bottle them.”

Fruit for the low calorie wines comes from the same vineyards as the rest of the Kendall-Jackson portfolio. “Over the years we've taken these different growing areas and learned what each terroir brings to the component that goes into a blend,” says Ullom.

As a leader in sustainable farming as well as water and energy conservation, 100% of Kendall-Jackson’s estate vineyards are certified sustainable. Also, as part of Kendall-Jackson’s commitment to sustainability, all low calorie wines go into lighter-weight bottles. Using less glass results in a lower carbon footprint and helps in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The style for the Low Calorie collection is achieved by harvesting twice in the fall. The first pick is early in the season, and selected grapes are lower in sugar. A second pass later on garners grapes with more concentration and complexity. When blended together, they create highly aromatic and vibrant wines. 

Just like the Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay and Low Calorie Chardonnay, the Low Calorie Sauvignon Blanc is barrel fermented to add richness and texture to the palate. As partial owners of a stave mill in France, Kendall-Jackson can specify its oak needs for the barrels down to the tree level, from grain tightness to toast levels, ensuring balance in the final wines.

As for the Rosé, summer wouldn’t be complete without it—and the Low Calorie Rosé is a fresh and lively wine that’s bound to become a new favorite. It displays juicy strawberry and red berry notes, which are balanced with bright acidity. It will be available exclusively online and in retail locations throughout California. 

With the long days of summer come barbecues, days at the beach, and Kendall-Jackson’s Low Calorie wines pair perfectly with these warm-weather pleasures. They complement all your favorite summer dishes, from seafood to salads, and are also ideal as aperitif wines to kick off a party.

And when summer’s over, you’ll still want to reach for the Low Calorie Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rosé. For those with active lifestyles or those who follow mindful drinking practices, Low Calorie wines offer year-round enjoyment as all of Kendall-Jackson’s award-winning wines without sacrificing the very essence of the beverage that makes us love wine in the first place.

To learn more about Kendall-Jackson’s Low Calorie line of wines, including their best-selling Chardonnay, new Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé, click here.