As the daughter of Californian vintners, Julia Jackson grew up surrounded by grapes and wine making. Even as a small child she helped to sort grapes before they were pressed. Today she is the spokesperson for her family’s brand of Sonoma Valley wine, Jackson Family Wines. They have several brands of wine that have been compared very favorably versus their competitor’s bottles in many taste tests conducted in the United States and in Europe. Julia first attended Scripps College, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree, before attending Stanford Graduate School of Business and earning a certificate in general management.
In 2015, Jackson Family Wines launched their brand Vérité in the United Kingdom. Kicking off the launch, Julia Jackson held a wine tasting that was attended by some of the best-known sommeliers in London. Vérité more than held its own and was picked by most attendees over its much more expensive competing brands of wine. One of the strengths of their brands, according to Julia, is that they don’t chase trends and instead focus on the long term.
Julia Jackson has made the case for the best place in the world to grow the grapes for Cabernet being in Sonoma Valley. The facts back her up as three of their blended Cabernet brands have received high marks from highly respected wine critics year after year. The Jackson Family Wine’s Cabernet’s include La Muse, La Joie, and Le Désir.
As a strong believer in giving back to the community and supporting women in business, Julia Jackson established Cambria Seeds of Empowerment. This nonprofit supports women as leaders as well as those who have displayed strength in the face of adversity. Cambria Seeds of Accomplishment donates $100,000 every year to nonprofits that show a commitment to community, spirit, and equality.