Julia Jackson is the current proprietor of Jackson Family Wines. This vintner was founded by her father, Jess Jackson, and run by her mother, Barbara Banke, for several years before Julia Jackson took over. The winery and estate that she owns are located in the Sonoma region of California which is well known for the fantastic wine that comes out of it. She is a graduate of Scripps College in Claremont, California. After she graduated from there with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art she earned a Certificate in General Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Jackson Family Wines has a number of well-known brands. Two of their flagship brands are Kendall-Jackson and Vérité. In a recent taste test conducted in London Vérité was named by 50 sommeliers it came out on top of its competition even though it was much less expensive than the competition.
Julia Jackson has said that Sonoma is the best place to harvest Cabernet in all of California. Her contention is backed up by three of their Cabernet-blended wines. These three wines, La Muse, Le Désir, and La Joie have consistently rated at the top of the list among Cabernet’s as judged by wine critics. She has said that while Napa is more known for Cabernet’s that’s more due to the larger marketing resources that area and some of the famous personalities of that region. The reality is that Sonoma Cabernet’s have shown to be fantastic.
In order to give back to the community and support strong women in life and business, Jackson established Cambria Seeds of Empowerment in 2014. This nonprofit gives away $100,000 in cash grants every year to other nonprofits that provide support to women and the causes that are important to them. Learn more about wines on The Drinks Business.