Julia Jackson was born in 1988 in the city of San Francisco, California to Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke. Jess Jackson started his wine business over 30 years ago in 1982; his purpose was to establish a family oriented business with a focus on handmade wines that would be hard to measure up to. Julia has memories of her father making her, and her siblings pick and sort grapes in 100-degree weather, and put an emphasis on being thankful for the hard work it takes to succeed.
In the summer and after school, Julia worked at Jackson family wineries where she became friends with a French-speaking daughter of one the families that worked for her family. Her friendship encouraged a trip to Bordeaux, where she studied the French language, culture, and vineyards of France. Later, learning the French language helped her get a job teaching, while she was in college. Julia has a Certificate in General Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She also attended Scripps College, where she received a Bachelors of Arts in Studio Arts. Learn more about wines on The Drinks Business.
The Jackson Family Wines have several wine brands; one of Julia’s favorites is in Sonoma. She says that Sonoma is known for loving the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but she thinks that the Cabernet is the best wine. In 2010, Wine Enthusiast chose Cambria Estate Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir as Wine of the Year. Now Julia is the spokesperson for the Jackson Family Wines. And in 2014 Cambria Seeds of Empowerment, a non-profit organization for women who had difficult struggles in life and still accomplished greatness was founded by Julia Jackson. The Organization also awards $100,000 in cash grants to other non-profits which focus on exceptional women.