Julia Jackson has been interested in winemaking since her childhood involvement with the family business. She can well remember picking and sorting grapes in the blazing sun while listening to her father extol the virtues of hard work. However, it wasn’t just something she endured, there was genuine interest there as well.
Julia attended Scripps College in Claremont, California where she received a bachelor of arts degree. She then completed a certificate program from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
In her lifelong experience with winemaking and tasting, Julia puts forth one interesting observation about wine from Sonoma. One that she considers superlative is Sonoma Cabernet. Despite the fact that Sonoma has a reputation for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Watching her mother excel as a winemaker and in business in general, has inspired Julia to found an organization called Cambria Seeds of Empowerment. They celebrate the strength and leadership that women often provide. The organization awards $100,000 in grants to nonprofit groups annually. Overcoming adversity and celebrating strong, female leaders are prime considerations. Other core values are equality and community.
The Carmel Road brand from Jackson Family Wines is produced in Monterey, California. The brand was founded in 1999 and is known for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The uniqueness is provided by the Panorama Vineyard. The wines it produces are noted for their aromatics and complexity. Julia Jackson is well positioned to help continue to grow her family’s business.