Julia Jackson is the middle child of Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke, the owners of the Jackson Family Wines. Currently, she is the current spokesperson for the Cambria Estate Winery. The Jackson Family Wines is a renowned wine company in Santa Rosa and is ranked ninth in the world. It produces known brands such as Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay, La Crema pinot noir, and Lokoya luxury wines amongst others. It has continued to expand internationally and has acquired wineries such as Capensis in South Africa and Zena Crown in Oregon. Julia believes that Sonoma is well known for its production of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but she believes Cabernet has a great potential of taking over Sonoma. Check this website for more info at Cambria Wines.
Julia was born in San Francisco in 1988, and throughout her life, she has worked at several of the Family’s wineries including those in France. For this reason, she learnt the language and culture of the French people. When she was still as student at Scripps College, she taught French to six graders on a part-time basis. Julia Jackson holds a Bachelor’s degree in studio art from Scripps College after which he enrolled in the intensive Summer Institute for General Management program at Stanford University.
In 2014, Julia Jackson founded Cambria Seeds of Empowerment. The foundation’s objective was to recognize and award resilient women who have overcome several hardships and are an inspiration to their communities. Annually, the Cambia Seeds of Empowerment donates over $100,000 to other charitable organizations that advocate the Foundation’s pillars of community, equality and spirit.
In a statement, Julia clarified that she felt there were insufficient role models in the society for little girls and young women; hence, the Foundation will go a long way in acknowledging strong women in the community. Cambria Winery embodies Seed of Empowerment Mission as most of the staff is women. Julia and her sisters are Vintners while their mother is in charge of the overall operations. Additionally, Denise Shurtleff, one of the best winemakers had been with the enterprise since 1999. According to Julia, the majority of the wine companies even in California are male dominated.