Julia Jackson was born into the wine business and made a great career out of her passion. Since childhood Jackson spent time in vineyards, picking grapes from vines and listening to her father discuss the process behind winemaking. It was no surprise that Jackson would graduate from college, including a year at Stanford Business School, and follow in her father’s footsteps.
Following college she traveled to Bordeaux, France to learn about the trade and business behind the wine at the family’s Chateau Lassegue. Soon after she was able to join the Jackson Family Wine team to promote its quality wines. Though Sonoma is known for its Pinot Noir varieties, Jackson is on record stating that Sonoma’s Cabernet is underrated. She feels that it is often overlooked because Sonoma does not have the marketing resources that Napa has.
As the official spokesperson for Jackson Family Wines, Jackson is constantly promoting the brand at some of the most prestigious wine competitions. Wine isn’t the only thing she promotes. After her success in the industry Jackson felt she could use her position to give back to the community. She founded Cambria Seeds of Empowerment to support “warrior women” that continue to use their passion to drive communities. This foundation supports all women and organizations that have fought through difficult circumstances to help their communities. Annually Cambria Seeds of Empowerment awards $100,000 to such organizations.
Jackson Family Wines is the parent company of a number of well-known wines, including Champ De Reves. This brand was founded in 2010 in Medocino County, California. The Boone Bridge Vineyard is the producer of the premier altitude Pinot Noir in the Anderson Valley.