Julia Jackson is no stranger to the wine industry. Her parents founded the Jackson Family Wines Collection in the 1980’s. Her father would often have the children work in the vineyards to teach them work ethic and that success doesn’t come free. Growing up with such an amazing family legacy fostered a passion for wine that would only grow stronger as Julia aged.
After her completing a B.A degree at Scripps College, Julia spent time abroad in France to learn about French wine sales and distribution, and to work the harvest. She often worked 14 hour days as she learned the ins and outs of wine production. Her time abroad nurtured her passion for the family business and inspired her to complete the Master Sommelier Introductory Course.
Julia Jackson founded a non-profit, Cambria Seeds of Empowerment, a grant-making program which supplies $100,000 annually to remarkable women leaders and charitable organizations. She credits her mother’s strong presence and hard work with inspiring Cambria Seeds of Empowerment.
Julia also takes leading a role in running the family business. She handles much of the social media for the Jackson family’s global brands, especially in Italy and China. Julia also isn’t afraid to express any unconventional opinions. Jackson argues that Sonoma is California’s best place for Cabernet, and she’s right, as the Jackson Family’s Vérité brand has been lauded by Wine Critic Robert Parker as a perfect 100-point wine. Julia’s ability to think outside the box is one of the many reasons she has found such success in the industry. Her young approach to the industry has led to her features on Crunchbase and The Drink Business. Julia is quickly becoming the millennial face of an age-old industry.