Breaking “glass ceilings” in a predominately male-dominated industry, is wine entrepreneur Julia Jackson. A revered 2010 alumna of Scripps College, in Claremont, California, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree,the oenophile set out to study her passion in greater depths. Julia attributes her love of the vintage to time spent experiencing the intricacies of international wine markets in Bordeaux, France. After a whirlwind summer experience in French wine country, Julia decided to pursue the international marketing facet of her families company.
Returning to California as an expert (pardon the pun) in her field, she works closely with Jackson Family Wines international team to promote their wine. Bringing a fresh perspective to the industry, Julia proclaims that the queen wine of Sanoma is not the beloved Pinot Noir, but in her opinion, the Cabernet. A varietal of wine the family proudly bottles. The Spire Collection, by Jackson Family Wines, produces two fine versions of the vintage; Helena Dakota and Helena Montana. Both of which give the wine connoisseurs of the world something to raise their glasses to.
Also a successful philanthropist, Julia is the founder of Cambria Seeds of Empowerment; a program that supports women empowerment. Surrounded by female leaders in her own life, such as her mother, Barbara Banke who established Cambria Estate Winery in 1987, the program offers support for non-profit organizations in communities that foster opportunities for women. To date, the program offers 100,000 dollars in grants annually to qualifying organizations.