No single person has changed the face of the sport more than Jack Nicklaus – the player, the designer, the philanthropist, and the good-will ambassador. Jack, 73, was named “Golfer of the Century” or “Golfer of the Millennium” by almost every major golf publication in the world.
His wines taste great too!
In November 2005, the Golden Bear was honored by President Bush at the White House with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor given to any U.S. civilian. A few weeks later, he was unanimously named by GolfWorld Magazine as its Newsmaker of the Year 2005, punctuating a year in which he played his final British Open, his final Masters Tournament, and led the United States to a thrilling victory in The Presidents Cup. Jack is a five-time winner of the PGA Player of the Year Award, was the PGA Tour’s leading money-winner eight times and runner-up six times. He played on six Ryder Cup teams, captained two other Ryder Cup teams, and served as U.S. captain for the 1998, 2003, 2005, and 2007 Presidents Cup teams—going unbeaten in his final three captaincies.
When Jack, longtime wine collector, sought to put his personal stamp on a world-class collection of wines he created his own signature Napa Valley wines. Nicklaus and his sons, Jack II and Gary, visited the vineyards in California. They toured the Chimney Rock and Rutherford Hill wineries, and what emerged from two extraordinary days in Napa Valley was two fabulous new wines.