When it comes to the winemaking industry, there are many contenders in this field of work. Winemaking isn’t the easiest thing to do, and it’s looked at as more of an art form. Picking and sorting grapes only makes up a small percentage of the entire vinification process. Julia Jackson, proprietor for Jackson Family Wines, fell in love while working in her family’s many wineries. In her younger days, Julia was like any other young woman. She did a bit of professional modeling in Los Angeles, had a close friend who was a French girl, and she attended Scripps College. This is where she earned her B.A. in Studio Art. Jackson Family Wines is a family owned business, and it dates back to 1982. Julia’s father, Jess Jackson, founded the company. Jess Jackson was a wine archetype in a sense as he turned his dream into a reality.
Barbara Banke, Julia mother, handles the behind-the-scene, business actions of the company. This woman is who Julia looks up to the most as she has stated that her mother is her idol. Julia does a lot for the company. She designs the company’s website, works with the international sales team and operates her very own foundation. Seeds of Empowerment is the name and celebrating the “woman warrior” is the game. This non-profit organization gives back to the community by donating up to $100,000 on an annual basis.Jackson Family Wines is at the pinnacle of the industry, and it offers some of the tastiest wines. Its Barbara’s Clone Pinot Noir is a fan favorite thanks to its rich taste and pleasant aromas. Jackson Family Wines has wineries in France, Chile, Australia, Italy and in South Africa. All in all, Julia Jackson’s passion is her pleasure as she works a job that she truly loves.