Julia Jackson and the Jackson Family Wine Legacy
Julia Jackson was born in San Francisco, California, in 1988. She is the youngest daughter of Jess Jackson, the founder of Jackson Family Wines. Julia currently serves as the proprietor of her family’s prominent wine company. She received her BA degree in Studio Arts at Scripps College in 2010, later she decided to further her education and obtained a summer certificate at the Stanford School of Business in 2010. During her college years, Julia would teach French to sixth-graders on the side. She became very fluent in French after forming a solid friendship with a winemaker’s French speaking daughter during the summers in Bordeaux, France.Growing up, her father would make her and her siblings work in the vineyard. She would pick and sort through grapes even during the dog days of summer. Her father said that this is to show the importance of hard work and how you should appreciate what it took to become successful in the real world.
Julia Jackson would never forget what her father had taught her, she works hard and helps to keep her family’s wineries successful and running for future generations to come. Julia Jackson also works alongside the international sales team for Jackson Family Wines and hopes to draw in new dedicated consumers from all around the world. She wants to honor her father’s legacy by keeping the company within the family.In 2014, Julia Jackson founded the Cambria Seeds of Empowerment. This program features and celebrates “Warrior Women” that overcame their struggles and are willing to help and inspire others that were in the same boat. Every year, the program awards up to $100,000 in cash grants to other non-profit organizations that share the same spirit and quality as theirs. Julia is an active vintner for the non-profit program, along with her sister Katherine.