Julia Jackson is the youngest daughter of Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke, well-known vineyard owners in California. She was born in San Francisco in 1988. As a child she and her siblings would pick and sort grapes, to learn the value of hard work. During summer vacation and after school, she worked at several of the family’s wineries.
Julia currently works as a spokeswoman for Cambria Estates, a company owned by her mother. She claims that the family businesses are not chasing after new trends or trying to attract a specific type of clientele. They are just making good wine.
Julia Jackson claims her mother is her role model, having worked alongside her father for the entire time they were together. In 2014, she started Cambria Seeds of Empowerment, a program that promotes women who have overcome great obstacles and hardships in life to reach success. The organization awards $100,000 a year to nonprofit organizations the promote equality and community spirit.
Cambria Estates is an example for Cambria Seeds of Empowerment. Julia and her sister Katherine are vintners, her mother handles operations, and their winemaker is a woman named Denise Shurtleff. Julia credits her father’s emotional stamina for making him a success.
Julia’s mother has honored her two daughters by naming vineyards after them. In 2010, Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir was named a Wine of the Year. She and her family plan to continue to make the same quality wines for years to come, while focusing on promoting women in the business as they do it. Read more on la-confidential-magazine.com.