Julia Jackson was born in 1988 in San Francisco. She grew up with a father who helped her appreciate what it took to be successful. Her family was in the wine and wine-making during the holidays. This made her develop a interest in the trade; she fell in love with it.
Julia is a graduate of Scripps College in Claremont, California where she attained a bachelor of arts degree and later joined Stanford Graduate School of Business. After college, Julia went to France to learn about Sales and distributions before she could adhere to the family business.
Currently, Julia is a spokesman for Cambria Estates, one of the best brands produced by the Jackson Family Wines. She is also involved in the Cambria Seeds of Empowerment non-profit, which she founded. Learn more about wines on The Drinks Business.
Her greatest motivation for the non-profit is the fact that there are not enough role models for girls to look up to. The program, therefore, encourages diversity while recognizing the strength of a woman and her role in the society.
The wine business is very male dominated, but Julia does her best to succeed. Julia Jackson even launched an app called Rex Apps that spreads the news about great restaurant and bars available.
The Jackson Family wines have earned many awards including the Sonoma County Wine in 2005 for their Cabernet-dominated blend. This made Julia conclude that Sonoma was the best place for Cabernet despite its reputation for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Julia works with the international sales teams at the family company – Jackson Family Wines, and is enthusiastic to introduce her family to the new generations of wine lovers in the world.