Julia Jackson is the youngest daughter of the wine industry guru Jess Jackson. She is the middle child of Barbara Banke and Jess Jackson. Being born of wine makers, she and has amassed a vast resource on knowledge. She is currently the spokesperson of Cambria Estate Winery which was established in 1987 by her mother. This company was drawn to Santa Maria Bench’s land potential in wine making. In 2014, she resulted to establish the Cambria Seeds Empowerment program which came from the success that Cambria Estate got from the Santa Maria Bench. Cambria Seeds Empowerment has core pillars which equality, spirit and community. This initiative was formed to empower women across boundaries through grants to like-minded organizations.
Julia Jackson got her Bachelor of Art degree in Studio Art from the Scripps University in 2010. She later graduated with a certificate in General Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the same year. For the past decade, she has served as the proprietor of the California-based Jackson Family Wines. This wine making company has been in existence since 1982 and currently produces 35 different brands. The company makes a number of varieties which include: Pinot Noir, Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. These brands offer 5 million cases annually. Besides Kendal-Jackson, which is the leading revenue generating brand, La Crema sells up to 900,000 pieces yearly.
The success of Jackson Family Wines has been in its vast plantations situated in locations that favor specific varieties. Sonoma, California in Julia’s opinion is the best plate Cabernet besides its well-known potential for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. For the South Beach Sea Food Week which will be held in October this year, the Jackson Family Wines will be showcasing its Kendall-Jackson and its Cambria wines. The varieties to expect include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir. Merlot Cabernet, Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc just to mention.