Julia Jackson – a Young Entrepreneur in the Wine Business

Julia Jackson was born in 1988 in San Francisco, California. She is a graduate of Scripps College where she obtained a B.A in Studio Art in 2010. She also has a certificate in general management from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Julia is currently a spokesperson for Cambria Estates Winery’s. She is also a winemaker in the company as well as in the international sales team where they introduce wine to new drinkers. Julia is a Co-founder of Rex Apps.

Barbara is Julia’s mother whom she acknowledges as her role model. They both work at the Cambria Estates and Jackson Family Wines which was established in 1987 by her mother. Her mother oversees the operations as the owner of the company.

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With the inspiration from Barbara, her mother, Julia founded a philanthropic program dubbed Cambria Seeds of Empowerment. This is a program that recognizes and empowers women to inspire others. The program gives an award of $100,000 every year to non-profit organizations that empower women promoting equity and community work. The program also recognizes women achievers and those that can be models for young girls.

Julia posits that her father has always believed in women doing business hence choosing to do business with his wife. She has been putting efforts to shine in the wine business which has been dominated by men in California. She works with Katherine, her sister in their family company as vintners.

Jacksons family Wines’ have had a long history of sustainable grape farming. Their company, Cambria Estates Winery, focuses on vineyards owned by individuals and also the soil types. Cambria Wineries has two vineyards named after Julia and her sister, Katherine. One is Cambria Estate Julia’s Vineyard. Wine Enthusiast named this wine as the wine of the year in 2010.

Julia hopes for her family to continue with the wine business since it is also another way of keeping her father’s legacy whom together with his wife conceived the wines company idea.

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