Julia Jackson, Empowering the Wine Industry

Julia Jackson is the middle daughter of Famed winemakers Barbara Banke and the late Jess JaIckson. She currently works for the distinctive family winery with the International Sales Team, and also in Marketing. As a very young child Julia says she has always found the process of winemaking fascinating. Her Father had her out early in the vineyards to pick and sort grapes to harvest, even in 100 degree heat. Her Father used this chore to teach the young Julia the importance of hard work and due diligence.

As a teen, Julia met a young lady at the winery, Hélène Seillan. She was the daughter of a winemaker working with her father. Young Helene made quite an impression on Julia, and their friendship led to Julia traveling with her newfound friend to Bourdeax, France, to Immerse herself in the French language. Julia Jackson then went on to receive her degree in Studio Art from the illustrious Scripps College in 2010. Fast forward to today, and the two friends have creatively aligned to present Cenyth. A wine that respectively represents two generations of winemakers uniting to innovatively produce a wine of quality. A wine that brings together Family, Friendship and years of hard work.

Julia’s interest in France has led her to represent her families wine abroad. Recently, there was a comparative wine tasting held in London, where the Jackson Family wines were represented to show Vérité La Joie. A Cabernet-dominant Bordeaux blend. It was tested and competed against some of the best and most expensive wines from Napa. after fine wine buyers and a few press were asked to vote on their favorite within the price range of the varietal wine Vérité. Verite won the collective vote hands down. When Julia Jackson was asked her opinion upon the matter, She agreed with the vice president of Jackson Family Wines, that this only further proves that it’s not necessarily the right decision to go to Napa for cult Cabernet. She further clarified that Sonoma has a reputation for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but that she believes it is the best place for Cabernet.

Julia Jackson has said that she believes it was her father’s emotional intelligence that stood out as one of the things that made him successful. It was this inspiration that lead her to form Cambria Seeds of Empowerment. A foundation that helps women to overcome suffering and hardships and to inspire communities to unite together to do the same. Over $100,000 annually in cash grants are raised for nonprofit organizations that embody “Women Warriors”, through equality, community, and spirit.