Julia Jackson is the daughter of winemakers, Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke. She was born in 1988 in San Francisco, California and has been surrounded by wine and winemaking all her life. Julia became interested in the family business very early on. After school and during the summers she would work at her family’s wineries, named Jackson Family Wineries. Julia attended college at Scripps College, which is a college for women in Claremont, California. After she graduated in 2010, she traveled to France and worked at the Chateau Lassegue Winery in Bordeaux. Chateau Lassegue was founded in 2003 by Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke. Their vineyards produce Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Julia also became the spokesperson for Cambria Estate Winery located in Santa Barbara, California. It is a woman-owned and operated winery established by Julia’s mother, Barbara Banke. The property was purchased by Barbara in 1986, and their main production is Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. They also produce Syrah, Pinot Gris, and Viognier. Cambria is 100% family-owned, and one of the vineyards is named after Julia. The winery celebrates women leadership and empowerment. This philanthropy inspired Julia to create Seeds of Empowerment. Seeds of Empowerment is a grantmaking program that awards 100,000 cash grants annually to non-profit organizations that support women overcoming adversity. For more information, please visit the Cambria Estate website.
More About Jackson Family Wines
Jackson Family Wines has over 40 wineries around the world. Among them is the brand Kendall-Jackson. Located in Sonoma County, California, Kendall-Jackson is one of the most celebrated wineries around the world. Founded in 1928, the brand’s Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay has been the number 1 selling Chardonnay in America for 21 years.