When you think of empowering females, what names seem to come to mind? Your answer will probably be some high profile celebrity. Have you ever heard of Julia Jackson? If you’re not too familiar with the winemaking industry then you probably have never heard of this person. Julia Jackson is one of the most valued and respected names in vinification, and her family has a long history of winemaking success. Julia is the youngest daughter of Barbara Banke and Jess Jackson. These two individuals were the founders of Jackson Family Wines. Julia, and her siblings have all played a key role in the company’s success.Before ever getting into the business, Julia earned a bachelor’s degree in studio art from Scripps College, and she earned a certificate by completing the general management program at Stanford University. As of today, she is the owner of Cambria Seeds of Empowerment, a nonprofit organization. Julia also works with the family business that’s known as Jackson Family Wines.
This company produces some of the tastiest wines in the country. Thanks to the family’s 583-acre site in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, the company can pump out even more diverse flavors of Pinot Noir. All of this isn’t by accident as the family members are all versed in the process of vinification. Jackson Family Wines produce fine Merlot, Pinot Noir, Champagne, Chardonnay, Sauvignon and more. It has wineries in Italy, California (USA), Oregon (USA), South Africa and in Chile. Seeds of Empowerment is Julia’s personal nonprofit foundation, and it is designed to motivate female empowerment. This foundation also donates cash grants to deserving organizations within the local area on a yearly basis. Jackson Family Wines and Julia Jackson is a match made in heaven as this duo is raising the bar higher while changing the status quo.