Julia Jackson Keeping Wine in the Family

Julia Jackson is the daughter of Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke. Jess and Barbara worked for years to establish their business in the wine industry creating Jackson Family Wines.

Julia grew up with her sister Katie, and the two of them are following in their parents’ footsteps as they immerse themselves into the family business producing quality wines. Julia Jackson fondly remembers her father teaching her to pick and sort grapes. It’s only natural she would have a passion for the wine industry.

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Julia has also done extensive traveling, both for pleasure and business. The family owns wineries in France, Italy, Australia, South Africa, Chile, and of course in the United States. Julia also has a passion for France and the French language stemming back from when she was a child and started up a friendship with a French speaking girl.

Julia obtained her bachelor’s degree from Scripps College. She also has a master’s degree from Stanford in business. Julia has a special interest in helping women. She founded Cambria Seeds of Empowerment, which is a program designed to help celebrate “Warrior Women.” These women include those who have proven themselves through overcoming many obstacles and taking the time to help others in their communities. The program has an annual award given to nonprofit organizations that meet the criteria of promoting equality, community, and spirit, totaling $100,000.

Sonoma is well known for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir; Julia argues that it’s the best place for Cabernet. The family’s Vérité La Joie is a Cabernet-dominant Bordeaux blend that has consistently ranked high among Cabernets and happens to be notably less expensive.

Julia Jackson has had the opportunity of rubbing elbows with Hollywood’s elite. Her family’s wine is prominent and in demand. As part of a pre-Oscar dinner, Julia gave attendees a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, created by Chris Carpenter, the family’s winery acclaimed winemaker.

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