The corporate world still remains a heavily male-dominated sector of the industry. Julia Jackson, the youngest heir to Jackson Family Wines, however, is breaking into the scene with a fresh, friendly, and feminine face. Julia Jackson is well accomplished and extremely knowledgeable about the wine industry.
Julia at the age of 28 is the youngest in the Jackson family wine dynasty. She attended Scripps College from 2009 to 2010 earning herself a Bachelors of Arts. She then attended grad school in 2010 and majored in Business at Stanford. She now is a co-founder of Rex Apps’ Crunchbase and spokesperson for Jackson Family Wines.
Julia’s interest in wine is one that began way before adulthood. She fondly recalls hot days spent in Santa Maria, on the Southern coast of California, selecting and sifting through grapes with her father. He, she states, always was for the idea of women in business. Thus, it’s no surprise that in his wake Julia founded Cambria Seeds of Empowerment, a non-profit that praises women that have overcome obstacles of hardship, to encourage the spirit of equality and community for women. Jackson doesn’t see her leaving the wine industry anytime soon.
Jackson Family Wines offers up Chardonnay, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and more. A few brands that Jackson Family Wines has are Champ de Reves, Maggy Hawk, Carmel Road, Anakota, and Silver Palm. Julia Jackson argues that Cabernet from Sonoma is the best although Pinot Noir and Chardonnay is prominent there.
Jackson Family Wines was established in 1982. Since then they’ve become a global presence with wineries located in North America, South America, Austrailia, France, Italy and South Africa- yes five of the seven continents! Julia Jackson insists that the Jackson family trade will continue as long as Mother Nature remains hearty and full of life.