Julia Jackson grew up with a passion for wine making. Not totally far fetched considering her family has been in the business since 1983, when they launched their first bottle of chardonnay. The company wines began with the Kendall Jackson brand and continued successfully with new brands, like the Lokoya series launched in 1995. Julia grew up surrounded by grapes and spent much of her summers picking and sorting the fruit with her siblings. She worked at the local winery after school learning the trade alongside her father. After the Jackson’s purchased a winery in Bordeaux, Julia spent a summer there helping to harvest the grapes and learning the French methods of wine making. Julia graduated from Scripps College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts in 2010. She went on to complete a Master’s Degree at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Today, she is the proprietor of the Jackson Family wine empire. She spends much of her time running and growing the business while also representing them as their spokesperson. In 2014, Julia founded her non profit organization, Cambria Seeds of Empowerment. This move was inspired by her respect for her mother, who worked hard raising her family while maintaining her work with the company. The Cambria Seeds of Empowerment contributes $100,000 in grants and scholarships to other non profit organizations every year. The funds are used to help hard working women who have overcome life’s obstacles and gone on to help other women do the same.