Only a few individuals in the world have the luxury of owning a vineyard and making wine that is distributed around the globe. Julia Jackson is one of the few. She has always had an interest in wine from a young age. Her parents, Barbara Banke and Jess Jackson, encouraged her and her siblings to pick and sort grapes from the vineyard, and as she grew up, her interest in wine grew with her. Her father would always emphasize the importance of hard work. She has inculcated her work ethics to become the success and inspiration that she is today. Julia now helps the Jackson Family Wines international sales team to introduce her family’s wines to lovers of wine around the world.
Education and Career
Her days working at the family vineyard in France instilled in her the values of working for what she wants in life, and this steered her during her education. She attended Scripps College between 2006 and 2010, where she excelled in her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art. She later attended the Stanford Business School’s Summer Institute of General Management. She started working full time in the family business from September 2010 and co-founded Rex Apps.
She also the founder of the Cambria Seeds of Empowerment. This is a nonprofit program that celebrates women who have overcome hardships to be successful and also inspire other women to rise above the challenges in their communities. The program awards nonprofit organizations that uphold its pillars of community, equality, and spirit with $100,000 annually.
Jackson Family Wines
Julia has taken up the family business and is constantly seen hanging out with celebrities with the aim of marketing her family brand of wines. Vineyard Pinot Noir got the prestigious Wine of the Year award in 2010 by Wine Enthusiast. The Cambria Winery, part of Jackson Family Wines, uses small-lot practices allowing them to focus on individual clones, soil types, vineyard parcels, which when coupled with excellent winemaking practices make some of the best wines in the world.