Julia Jackson is the middle child of Barbara and Jess Jackson. Born in 1988 in San Francisco, Julia was exposed to the family’s wine-making business from as far back as she can remember. She recalls how her father taught them the value of hard work by having them harvest the grapes in 100-degree weather just like everyone else who worked for them. Julia had grown up in the wine business considering that her family has been making wine since before she was born.
After obtaining a BA from Scripps College, Julia traveled to Champagne to pursue wine production education. This visit to France inspired her passion to learn more about wine and the wine business in general. True to that she opted to study in the Master Sommelier Introductory course when she was back in the US. Armed with a wealth of information, Julia has immersed herself fully into marketing the Jackson Family Wine portfolio. Currently, she works with the marketing and communication departments to update or improve the company’s websites.
Jackson Family Wines is a global leader in the production of high-quality wine. Examples of wines produced by the family include; Copain, Verite, and Anakota. Julia, who is also the company spokesman argues that Verite has a place as one of the best wines in Sonoma County. She points out that Verite, which has three annual releases, has scored so many points with critics over the years since its first vintage in 1988.
In 2014, Julia Jackson founded the Cambria Seeds of Empowerment program. This program seeks to help society by providing up to $100,000 in cash awards to non-profits and organizations committed to equality and community. The program also recognizes and celebrates women who have overcome hardship to uplift them to become inspirational beacons and role models. Ultimately, Seeds of Empowerment seeks to appreciate the strength of women as leaders.