In 1988, Julia Jackson was born into a family that based their whole lives in the wine and winemaking industry. Julia was raised in San Francisco, where her father had her family pick and sort grapes in hot temperatures, therefore teaching her the value of work ethic from a young age. Jackson has grown up in the industry of winemaking and entrepreneurs. She was born into a family-business as well as watched her mother thrive establishing Cambria Estate Winery in 1997.
Jackson earned her Bachelor of Arts from Scripps College as well as a Summer Certificate at Standford Business School specializing in Studio Art and General Management. During her time in college, she traveled to France where she became well acquainted with the French vineyards and style of winemaking. After watching her family’s successful business ventures, Jackson herself created a program called Cambria Seeds of Empowerment, which is an ode to strong woman that has overcome hardships and encourage other women in their community to do the same.
Jackson revealed in an article with The Drinks Business that though Sonoma holds the reputation for having outstanding Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Cabernet is ultimately the wine that is Sonoma’s best. She does not believe a wine brand’s reputation should be out of popularity due to millennial fads and trends, but believes wine is a true taste and art from production to taste.
The Jackson Family Wines holds several estates within the region and have released leading brands including Sonoma’s Vérité, which has repeatedly received top ratings from wine critics. Julia has become a leading female role model in an male-dominated corporate industry. Julia Jackson believes emotional intelligence ultimately brings success and continues to carry her father’s legacy so long as the planet is healthy.