Jim Concannon to receive “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the California State Fair
Thursday, July 12, 2007
According to the California State Fair, Jim was honored with this prestigious award because: “His contribution to the wine business reaches back to the late 1960s when he acted in a leadership capacity to provide Cabernet Sauvignon root stock used in the development of what are now known as Clone 7, 8 and 11. This in turn advanced the opportunity for California Cabernets to lead the world in quality standards for this red wine grape. Concannon was the first to produce wine labeled as Petite Sirah in 1964 from a 1961 vintage, and led the nation in advocacy for Petite Sirah wine.” Jim is also being recognized for his family’s involvement as a founding member of the Wine Institute.” Jim was honored alongside Jerry Lohr and Robert Gallo.