Julia Jackson was born and raised in the vineyards of California. She grew up picking grapes for her family’s wine, and grew a passion for it from the start. Julia attributes her father’s emotional intelligence about women in male dominated work fields, such as wine making, as to where her passion comes from. She also attributes it to the driving force that started her non-profit “Cambria Seeds of Empowerment,” which offers cash grants to “warrior women” who have overcome hardships in their male dominated fields. Julia feels that it is important to support and empower women that have overcome adversity and celebrate women leaders.
Having graduated from Stanford School of Business, Julia Jackson took over as the proprietor of the Jackson Family Wines. She says that her father is more of the visionary of the business, and her age was able to help bring a more modern look and approach to wine that made it appealing to a younger crowd. Jackson says that, arguably, pinot noir is one of the best wines in Sonoma, and elsewhere, as it is one of the most popular acquisitioned wines from wineries all over.
While the Kendall-Jackson wine is one of the many wines that the Jackson Family Wines produces, and is likely the most known, their newest collection, The Spire Collection, is gaining traction all over the world. It’s a California wine produced at the base of an ancient volcano zone, that creates a unique flavor that vitners are raving about. The two most popular wines produced in the collection have hints of blackberry, espresso, and chocolate, largely attributed to the volcanic soil of the area.