Julia Jackson was born in San Francisco, California to wine giants, Jackson and Barbara Banke. She worked for the Jackson family wineries, but this did not deter her from developing a keen interest in the business.
Julia in College
Julia attended the intensive summer program at Summer Institute for General Management in the year 2010. She also did her undergraduate, earning a bachelor’s degree in studio art.
The Jackson family Wines Collection
The privately held (with no shareholders) Jackson family wines collection owns forty-four wineries and produces five million cases. Also, the family immerses itself in the wine business with no figureheads when it comes to tasks.
This was established by Julia’s parents. Though Julia was raised in the vineyards with the father teaching them the tough way of life and making them work in the family’s wineries, she did not hate the business. On the contrary, she developed a deep interest in it. During summer months, Julia worked at a few of the Jackson family wineries.
After college, she traveled to Bordeaux, France to learn about French wine sales and distribution, as well as winemaking methods in that region. She says that the highlight of her life was being in the country and learning the French way of winemaking. During her stay, she taught French to sixth graders, which was due to her fluency in the language.
Cambria seeds of Empowerment
Julia defines sensitivity as the ability to empathize and emotional intelligence. She says that her power lies in her ability to be sensitive.
She founded the Cambria Seed of empowerment, a Non- profit organization that celebrates inspirational women leaders in the society who have overcome life’s hardships and are inspiring others in the community to do the same. It awards $100,000 every year to nonprofit organizations that embody the program’s pillar of equality.
The South Beach Seafood Week
One of the Jackson family’s signature wineries, Cambria Wines, will be showcased throughout the South Beach Seafood Week this coming year.
The next Big Brand in Oregon Wine
Julia says that she thinks that the chardonnay from Oregon is amazing and goes hand in hand with pinot. Though it’s hard for regions to really be able to have a varietal identifier, chardonnay has huge potential in the region. View more posts from Julia Jackson at flickr.com