Julia Jackson is the owner of Jackson Family Wines, a family owned vintner based in Sonoma County in California. Julia Jackson interest in the winemaking business began when she was young. While in high school, Julia spent her summers at the family winery. In the process, Julia made friends with her father’s employee who was from France. As a result, Julia got an opportunity to spend one of the summers in Bordeaux, France. While there she learned French culture and language.
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Julia Jackson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in studio art from the Scripps College. She later earned a certificate in general management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Julia Jackson took over the family business after finishing her college education. At the company, she works at different levels of management and also acts as the firm’s spokesperson. Today, Julia works with Jackson Family Wines’ international marketing team helping to introduce the family brands to international markets.
Jackson Family Wines’ estate known as Cambria Estate Winery is popularly known for growing a variety of grapes used by the company for wine making. According to Julia, the Sonoma-based estate is hosts some of the best cabernets in the globe. The company carries several wines including Freemark Abbey, Murphy-Goode, La Crema, Stonestreet, Cambria, and Matanzas Creek.
Involvement in Philanthropy
Julia and her sister Katherine founded Seeds for Empowerment; a nonprofit organization focused on empowering women in developing countries. The group donates $100,000 each year to “Warrior Women.” Through the organization, Dr. Victoria Kisyombe from Tanzania reached over 200,000 women and improved their traditional micro-finance systems with a goal of empowering women to open businesses.
Presentation at the South Beach Seafood Week
During the 4th Annual South Beach Seafood Week, Jackson Family Wines plans to present one of their best wine brands, La Crema. The firm’s sommeliers Thomas Price and Larry O’Brien will also offer the audience with wine education.