The Jackson Family Wines company has a long legacy of buying many vineyards in California, and around the world. The Jackson Family Wines company was started in 1982 by Jess Jackson. It says it in the name: Jackson Family Wines is family centered, and Jackson family members hold positions and work various roles within the company. Since 2010, the daughter of Jess Jackson and his wife Barbara Banke, Julia Jackson began working as the proprietor at Jackson Family Wines. Julia Jackson has become the face of the company as she has become popular among celebrities, but also because she is expanding the family’s company around the world.
Before that, Julia Jackson got her Bachelor’s degree in Arts with an emphasis on Studio Art at Scripps College. In college, Julia also taught French to sixth graders. Julia then attended Stanford Graduate School of Business, receiving her Certificate in General Management. From there, Julia worked alongside her family in the wine business. She always had an interest in wine as she was raised around wine throughout her upbringing, even harvesting grapes with her siblings when it was 100-degrees outside. Julia’s position at the company is to share and encourage an interest in the Jackson Family Wines among wine enthusiasts and upcoming generations of wine drinkers.
Moreover, Julia Jackson has found a deep appreciation in the family’s handmade wine and the many varieties produced. One variety of wine Julia argues is the best in Sonoma, California is Cabernet, which has been chosen nine times as the top-rated wine by wine critic, Robert Parker. One of the newest wines of their collection of over 40 brands is called Liberated with an uplifting message of being free from societal standards and breaking through boundaries.
Likewise, this message corresponds with the non-profit organization, Seeds of Empowerment in Cambria that Julia works alongside. Seeds of Empowerment aim to inspire women to overcome hardship and boundaries. The organization grants $100,000 every year to women who are nominated as inspirational in their community. Julia is unique in that she paints an original watercolor portrait of the recipients of the grant on the Cambria wine bottle. Julia is continuing the legacy created by her father, by using her own inspirational actions to uplift other women and promote empowerment among women in business. Read more articles at The Atlanta 100.