Julia Jackson has been involved in the wine industry her whole life. Her earliest memories are helping her parents make the family wine by picking and sorting grapes. She spent a summer in the wine country of France while she was in high school. After graduating from college, she returned to the family business where she is spokesperson for Cambria Estates. While many in the vinters insist that young drinkers today do not follow brands loyally, Julia says that is a wrong impression. She has made it her personal mission to prove that young drinker will be loyal to a brand when it meets or exceeds their expectations.
Cambria Seeds of Empowerment
When Julia is not busy at work she is busy working on projects of her foundation called Cambria Seeds of Empowerment. This foundation awards over $100,000 annually to nonprofit organizations making a difference in women’s lives.
Cambria Seeds of Empowerment Recipient Doctor Victoria Kisyombe
One person that the group has helped is Doctor Victoria Kisyombe. Her organization called Sero Lease and Finance Ltd works to empower women in Tanzania to become independent. After working out her micro-leasing plan in Tanzania, it is now Doctor Victoria Kisyombe’s mission to spread it beyond the country’s borders.
Cambria Seeds of Empowerment Recipient Yin Myo Su
Julia Jackson’s foundation is also proud to help support Yin Myo Su. She has developed environmentally-conscious social business models to attract investors to Burma. She hopes that these models set a worldwide example that businesses can make money while doing good.
Julia Jackson’s Wine Labels
Julia Jackson designs wine labels to put on special bottles of wine to help promote Cambria Seeds of Empowerment. The 2015 Clone 4 Chardonnay shows the face of Doctor Kisyombe on the label while the 2014 Clone 4 Pinot Noir shows the face of Yin Myo Su.
Julie Jackson on Sonoma’s Best Wines
This Scripps College graduate is very proud of the wines that her family produces. In addition to Jackson Family Wines, the company also produces wines under the La Crema and Anakota labels. Julie says that her favorite wine produced in the Sonoma-region are the chardonnays.