Julia Jackson, proprietor at Jackson Family Wines, is one of the company’s most celebrated and talked about member. She is the youngest daughter of Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke. Julia was born in San Francisco, California, in 1988. She and her older siblings worked along side their father in the fields of the Pacific Northwest. Her mother was more so behind the books as she handled the company’s business affairs. Julia didn’t always have such a strong passion for winemaking even though she grew up around it. Her love for this industry came years later while she worked in the family’s wineries.While in France, she became very interested in vinification.
One of her closet of friends just so happen to be a French girl. Julia immersed herself into the culture by learning about French sales and distribution. Work days were sometimes 14 hours long, which incorporated pump-overs, picking grapes, sorting tables and yeast-adds. By the time she came back to America, she was fluently speaking French. Julia has a B.A. in Studio Art from Scripps College, and she received a certificate for completing one of the most grueling general management courses at Stanford University. Seeds of Empowerment, her very own nonprofit organization, is a success as well, and it epitomizes the term ” woman warrior.”
Jackson Family Wines have wineries all over the globe. This includes:
- South Africa
- Oregon (USA)
- California (USA)
The family’s 583-acre site that’s located in Oregon’s Willamette Valley produces some of the best tasting Pinot Noir. The company also has a variety of Chardonnays to choose from, and all are sold at affordable prices. Jackson Family Wines is a machine in itself and Julia Jackson is the engine.