Julia Jackson Leads the Expansion of Jackson Family Wines to Sonoma County
Julia Jackson is the youngest daughter of Jess Jackson, the founder of Jackson Family Wines. In an interview, Julia describes how she remembers picking and sorting grapes at a tender age. The family had done business in the wine industry before she was born. However, Julia Jackson has diverted from the wine industry by joining Cambria Estates as a spokesperson. Cambria Estate Winery is a non-profit organization that seeks to empower women. On November 2014, the institution pledged $ 100, 000 annually to empower and celebrate exceptional women in the society. The non-profit organization got founded by Cambria Proprietors, Katherine, and Julia Jackson. The seeds of empowerment program seek to honor what Julia calls Warrior Women. The program intends to provide financial support to organizations dedicated to the development of women.
Through the institution, Julia Jackson and her team work locally and internationally to identify, train and empower women who are instrumental in changing their communities. For over 30 years, the fund has dedicated itself to strengthening the role of women in the society through grassroots projects. During her early years, Julia made friendship with a French speaking daughter of a winemaker employed in their firm. As a result, she studied French during summer and on several occasions, she enrolled as a French teacher during her time in college. Julia graduated with a BA from Scripps College and attained a certificate in general management from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
On 6th October 2015, Jackson Family Wines launched the company’s flagship Sonoma County wine. According to Julia, Sonoma has a reputation of loving the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. However, she believed the best wine for the place was the Cabernet. Julia also pointed out that the reason Sonoma County was less famous as considered to counties like Napa was due to lack of marketing resources. However, it was the company intentions to ensure the county received recognition in the wine industry. Additionally, a wine called Acaibo from Trinite Estate Winery is setting root in the county.