How Julia Jackson Assumed the Family Business of Wine

Julia Jackson was born in San Francisco, California, in 1988, and is now proprietor of the Jackson Family Wines company, a business that was owned by her family many days before she decided to be a part of it.

According to her, she has always been interested in the wine business since she was young and was constantly hearing about wines, as her family was deeply involved in it. While she was growing up, she realized that she liked it a lot, despite already being the business of the family; she wanted to be a part of it.

And she did.

During her youth, she was very close to the procedures of picking and sorting grapes, even under scalding sunny days. It was part of the process, and she is very grateful that she experienced the whole process of creating wine. “It’s not just waiting for the fermentation; there is a lot of hard work involved.”

She attended the Stanford Summer Institute of General Management and the Scripps College where she got a degree in Bachelor of Arts.

In 2014, Julia Jackson founded her startup called Cambria Seeds of Empowerment, where Julia and her team are consistently featuring women that have overcome challenges, preconceptions and are an inspiration to other women in the world. The group is always pulling cash that will be using as funding to non-profitable organizations that fight for equality, freedom of expression, cultural diversity, among other causes. They usually award $100,000 annually to these institutions.

Julia has a lot of knowledge about wines, something that she obtained by hearing the adults of her family talk about, as well as experience with her work in the business. When asked about the best wines in Sonoma, she said: “Sonoma has a reputation for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but we believe it’s the best place for Cabernet.”

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