Founded by Jess Jackson in 1983, Jackson Family Wineries has become well-known for its artisinal wines, including La Crema and Freemark Abbey. What started as an 80-acre orchard has now become a billion dollar business with wineries located in five different continents. Though Mr. Jackson passed away in 2011, his family continues to expand his legacy. One who truly stands out from the rest is his youngest daughter and the company’s main proprietor, Julia Jackson. Visit Sfluxe to know more about Julia.
As a child, Jackson spent much of her time picking grapes at her family’s vineyards, as her father made it a point to impress the value of hard work on his children. While working, Jackson became best friends with the daughter of a fellow winemaker, who spoke fluent French. This friendship sparked her interest in French culture and led to not only an influential summer in Bordeaux but also a French teaching position during her time at college. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Scripps College in 2010, Jackson then went on to obtain a Certificate in General Management from the Stanford graduate school of Business. It is now Jackson’s main responsibility to expand her family’s business further around the globe and to introduce their products to a whole new generation. When it comes to her preferences and recommendations, Jackson firmly believes that Sonoma County is still the best place on Earth to find a great Cabernet.
When not involved in her family’s winery, Jackson serves as the spokeswoman for the Cambria Seeds of Empowerment program, a non-profit institution she founded in 2014 alongside her sister, Katherine. Since its beginning, the organization as donated $100,000 every year to programs that are dedicated to empowering and honoring women who work towards making a difference in their communities.