Every sip of La Crema or handcrafted Chardonnay is ecstasy for Julia Jackson, proprietor, vintner, and spokesperson for Jackson Family Wines. Her earliest childhood memories are working with her siblings in the family vineyard.
Julia attended Scripps College and Stanford University Graduate School of Business. She is certified in viticulture, giving her a solid background in plant science, grape production, and vineyard management.
Jackson Family has wineries in California and Oregon. It also does business on an international level with holdings in Chile, Australia, and other locations. Their reputation for superior wine quality and social responsibility was instituted by Julia’s late father, Jeff Jackson.
Julia founded the nonprofit Cambria Seeds of Empowerment as a way of sharing the company’s success. Seeds of Empowerment is a global six-figure annual grant making program. The foundation supports the work and spirit of outstanding women advocates, entrepreneurs, and community organizations.
At a recent pre-event for the 2017 South Beach Seafood Festival Julia announced the Family’s signature Cambria Wines will be featured this year. These vibrant, spicy flavored wines complement the eclectic dining options. The Festival is the unofficial opening of stone crab season in South Florida. Jackson Family Winery provides the perfect toast.
Additionally, at the launch of a 2012 vintage wine, Julia championed top-end Cabernet as the varietal wine to complete Sonoma, California’s premium offerings.
“Sonoma has a reputation for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but we believe it’s the best place for Cabernet,” she concludes.