Julia Jackson Continues to Excel in the Male Dominated Wine Industry
The Wine Market is a male dominated industry following a patriarchal succession from one generation to the next. However, several women have worked in the sector since time immemorial. One of such ladies is Julia Jackson, who is one of the children of Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke, the co-founders of the Jackson Family Wines. Presently, Julia Jackson works as the spokesperson for the Cambria Estate Winery based in Santa Maria Valley. Julia is not new to the winery world, and ever since she was a small kid, she used to pick and sort grapes with her father.
Ms. Jackson has a certificate in General Management attained from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a degree in Studio Arts from Scripps College. According to Julia, she believes the Jackson Family Wines are unique from the rest owing to her mother’s instinctual understanding of the land. Jess Jackson manages the company and is Julia’s role model.
Julia Jackson believes that the Cabernet brand of wine will soon take over Sonoma region. This is because the company’s top three brands of Cabernet that include La Joie, Le Désir, and La Muse have been awarded the best scores over nine consecutive instances by Robert Paler, a renowned wine critic. Additionally, other brands that are doing well and are preferred by most of their clients include Harlan Estate, Vérité, Scarecrow, and Screaming Eagle.
In 2014, Julia Jackson initiated the Cambria Seeds of Empowerment, a charitable company that honors women who have managed to overcome misfortunes and life’s sufferings. These women help to inspire little and adolescent girls who view them as their role models. Every year, Cambria Seeds of Empowerment donates $100,000 to other non-governmental agencies that advocate for similar programs. Living up to her father’s advice on how to be successful, Julia’s Vineyard was ranked the Wine of the Year in 2010 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.